CMC-Canada Podcast


Episode 9 – Building Bridges: Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Consulting Perspectives on Truth and Reconciliation

In this episode, James Grieve, CMC and Flavio Caron, Flavio Caron Business Consulting discuss what management consultants – and everyone – should know about Truth and Reconciliation.

This important conversation explores the role Reconciliation plays in economic development in the Canadian consulting industry – and how starting with Truth, and understanding Canada’s mistreatment of Indigenous communities, is crucial to creating a more inclusive environment for all, nation to nation, neighbour to neighbour, business to business.

Indigenous communities contribute billions of dollars to the Canadian economy annually, and there are growing opportunities for both Indigenous consultants and non-Indigenous consultants to support these communities in a wide variety of sectors with preparation.

Learn more about how education is the right place for non-Indigenous consultants to start to achieve better partnerships, outcomes, and economic opportunities. 

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Key Takeaways:

Here are some of the key takeaways from Episode 9:

  • What management consultants (and everyone) should know about Truth and Reconciliation.
  • How business leaders can embrace Truth and Reconciliation throughout the year and in their everyday lives, and not only on Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30. 

  • The increased demand in Canada for Indigenous Consulting Services and collaboration between Indigenous Consultants and Non-Indigenous Consultants.

  • Helpful background on the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, and the 94 Calls to Action.

  • How to explore new business opportunities with Indigenous communities; and the importance of dialogue and preparation to build new and lasting relationships. 

Hosts: James Grieve, CMC

Guest:  Flavio Caron, Flavio Caron Business Consulting
Director-at-Large, CMC-Canada National Board

Additional Resources:

1. Indigenous Corporate Training Inc website

2. Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

3. What Are the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action & How Are We Working Toward Achieving Them Today?

4. Backgrounder: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act