National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

SL - September 30, 2021 - Featured Content Area

Dear Members and Friends, 

Today marks Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. As President & CEO of our Association, I would like to reflect and honour the victims and survivors of Canada’s residential school system.

The CFLA acknowledges that, in Toronto, we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Members of our Association spread from coast-to-coast, and it’s important we pause to remember and acknowledge the impacts of our country’s mistakes. We must also remind ourselves that acknowledgment is not enough. The residential school system caused inter-generational trauma and systemic racism that Indigenous peoples continue to face today. We must educate ourselves and make real commitments to repair the damage caused.

Our industry supports all Canadians. Together, we can start to work on effecting positive change.


Michael Rothe
President & CEO
Canadian Finance & Leasing Association

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