Today, on Canada’s National Day of Reconciliation we take a moment to consider the thousands of children who were taken from their families. “It is also a moment when we consider the impacts government policy continues to have on today’s young children and families. These colonial government policies have prevented the transmission of languages, cultures, and often destroyed the sense of self. While individually we cannot undo the terrible mistakes of the past, we must collectively offer our efforts to making real change. Reconciliation and relationship go hand in hand,” said David Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, VersaBank.
We commit our financial institution to advancing reconciliation and the building of relationship with Indigenous communities across Canada in our field of expertise. While we cannot undo the crimes of the past, we can make the today and the tomorrow better for all generations.