Reconciliation requires establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. It also requires that we acknowledge the history of harm that has been inflicted on Indigenous peoples through the imposition of various government policies, which served to dismantle Indigenous culture and break apart communities and families.
For CIBC, reconciliation is about reinforcing inclusion as the cornerstone of our bank’s culture while responding to Call to Action #92 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
We’ve built a reconciliation framework to help accelerate our progress. This is guided by a newly-formed Reconciliation Action Committee that is accountable to our bank’s Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Council, chaired by our President and CEO. The Committee will be responsible for developing clear and measurable commitments as well as reporting progress against key performance indicators annually.