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Business Law and Reconciliation in Canada: Economic Reconciliation in Corporate Social Responsibility

Colonization and the Residential School System in Canada continue to deeply impact Indigenous peoples today. To make amends for the harm that has been inflicted on Indigenous Peoples, it is important to acknowledge that the work of reconciliation is multifaceted and is the duty of all Canadians. Additionally, with the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation having just occurred on September 30th, it is an appropriate time to reflect on how all Canadians – including businesses – can contribute to building a relationship with Indigenous [1]peoples based on respect, recognition, and partnership.  Although not intended to comprehensively discuss the ways in which the corporate sector can advance the aims of reconciliation, the following discussion highlights the importance of incorporating reconciliation into corporate social responsibility (CSR) frameworks.