MuniPaaS is committed to advancing Truth and Reconciliation in relationship with Indigenous peoples and communities. In the spirit of embracing the principles of Truth and Reconciliation outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s final report, we adopted a land acknowledgment statement to:

  • Recognize the First Nations whose traditional territories we live, work, and play on
  • Honour Indigenous histories, cultures, knowledge, lands, and treaties
  • Offer gratitude for Indigenous peoples, both in the past and the present, and their contributions to our communities
  • Acknowledge that settlers’ presence on the land is part of a colonial history that has caused significant harm to Indigenous peoples and communities
  • Reflect on our relationship and responsibility to the land and each other

Land Acknowledgement Statement

Headquartered in King City Ontario, we acknowledge that we are on the traditional territories of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee and the Anishinaabe peoples, whose presence here continues to this day. We also would like to acknowledge that these are the treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit and to thank them and other Indigenous peoples for sharing this land with us.

With offices in Innisfil Ontario, we also acknowledge that we are situated on Treaty land which are Traditional Territories of the First Peoples of Turtle Island. It is shared between the Anishinaabe peoples of Beausoleil First Nation, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, and Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation and we thank them for generations of stewardship.

These meeting places are still the home to many Indigenous people and (as settlers) we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

We acknowledge the forced sacrifices that are the foundation of Canadian society today. We are dedicated to honouring Indigenous history and culture and committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nation, Métis, and Inuit.

Why adopt a Land Acknowledgment?

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada formally called on the federal government to reaffirm the nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples “based on the principles of mutual recognition, mutual respect and shared responsibility of maintaining those relationships into the future” (TRC Call to Action 45).

Adopting and practicing a land acknowledgment is a small but important step we can take in honouring the original agreement to live in peace, friendship, non-interference, and respect. Dedicating time to reflect on the truth about Canada’s colonial history and how to contribute to reconciliation offers a regular reminder that we are all accountable to these relationships as Treaty people.

As our company grows and impacts the lives of more individuals that call these lands home, we were committed to ensuring that we represent an example of an organization that is committed and continues to recognize the history of lands we conduct our business on and ensure that we raise awareness to our Customers, Partners and Vendors of such matters.