We are proud to announce that P&G Canada has received the Employer of Choice Certification from Indigenous Works. This certification affirms that P&G Canada is committed to ongoing and continuous improvement of our Indigenous employment and workplace inclusion goal.
Last year, we launched our Equality & Inclusion Action Plan which included setting goals around Indigenous representation within P&G Canada, chartering an Indigenous Professional Network, and stepping up to support Indigenous communities. We are grateful for all the employees who have supported our journey to date.
While we take a moment to celebrate this recognition, we continue to step up our support to Indigenous communities through the following initiatives:
1. Indspire Scholarship Program
As part of our efforts to support Indigenous education and representation at P&G Canada, we are announcing a new partnership with Indspire. Indspire’s vision is within a generation, every Indigenous student will graduate. We will be supporting The Building Brighter Futures program which provides financial assistance to Indigenous students and connects those students with employers. This program will help with P&G’s goal to reflect Canada’s population at every level including increasing Indigenous representation by 2025. Learn more at P&G Good Everyday.
2. Wahkohtowin Development Guardian Program
Procter & Gamble is partnering with the Wahkohtowin Development Guardian Program to support natural resources experiences and education for Indigenous youth in Canada. The collaboration expands the land-based experiential learning curriculum designed to connect people further to their environment, language and culture. P&G and the Wahkohtowin Development share long-term interests in supporting people and sustainable forest management that helps keep forests as forests. This is a natural partnership supporting Indigenous People as the original stewards of their respective traditional territories.
3. Permanent Land Acknowledgement Plaque at P&G Canada head office
As part of our commitment and in recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30, 2022, we have installed a permanent land acknowledgement plaque at our Canadian head office in Toronto. This beautiful plaque was designed by artist Colleen Gray through the Art for Aid Project, an initiative dedicated to providing access to quality art learning tools for Indigenous youth in Canada.
At P&G, we aspire to be a force for growth and a force for good by supporting communities through our brands, people, partnerships, and platforms to achieve true equality and equity. We are proud of what we have already accomplished, but we know more work needs to be done. Please consider joining P&G and support Indspire. Learn more at P&G Good Everyday.