OPG publishes its first-ever Reconciliation Action Plan
“We are determined to seek meaningful ways to demonstrate reconciliation.”
By Anthony Capkun
November 5, 2021 – As part of its commitment to a “continued journey of reconciliation with Indigenous communities”, Ontario Power Generation has published its Reconciliation Action Plan.
“OPG’s genuine commitment to reconciliation is demonstrated by achievement of Gold status in the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Progressive Aboriginal Relations [PAR] program,” said Tabatha Bull, CCAB CEO. “We are pleased to see OPG take concrete steps to put words into meaningful action.”
The action plan is aligned with the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #92, which urges corporate Canada to create a better future by applying a reconciliation framework to business activities.
DOWNLOAD the 94 Calls to Action (PDF): Truth Reconciliation 94 Calls To Action
Under the plan: OPG commits to growing economic impact for Indigenous communities and businesses to $1 billion over the next 10 years, through ongoing operations, projects and initiatives.
The plan outlines the overall goals and the supporting actions OPG will take in five key areas:
• Leadership: Commit to reconciliation as a journey and track progress with metrics and targets around commitments.
• Relationships: Build positive and mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities and peoples based on respect and understanding.
• People: Create an engaged and inclusive workforce that reflects the broad diversity of Indigenous communities and people across OPG.
• Economic empowerment: Advance economic reconciliation with Indigenous communities and businesses through meaningful engagement, collaboration and partnership.
• Environmental stewardship: Be a trusted partner in environmental stewardship and an ally in addressing climate change.
“For more than a century, Ontario Power Generation and its predecessor company have produced essential electricity for the province, while operating on the treaty lands and traditional territories of Indigenous peoples,” said Ken Hartwick, OPG president & CEO. “We are determined to seek meaningful ways to demonstrate reconciliation. This action plan is the next step in that journey.”
READ THE PLAN (PDF): OPG Reconciliation Plan NOV2021 Plan