Call to Action #92
In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) published its final report detailing the experiences and impacts of the residential school system, creating a historical record of its legacy and consequences. One outcome of the report was a document detailing 94 calls to action across a wide range of areas including child welfare, education, health, justice, language and culture.
Call to Action #92 calls upon corporate Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous people to apply its principles, norms, and standards to corporate policy and core operational activities involving Indigenous peoples and their lands and resources.
For more than 100 years, RBC has been building strong relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada to drive economic growth and create positive social change. RBC demonstrates its commitment to Call to Action #92 in several meaningful ways.
A commitment to positive action
RBC is unwavering in its determination to progress as a bank that stands for Indigenous inclusion and prosperity, by how it conducts business, provides access to employment and education, selects suppliers and supports communities.
RBC Royal Eagles Employee Resource Group (ERG) is a fellowship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees that works to raise awareness and support Indigenous culture throughout RBC. Noelle Bellomi has been an active member of the Royal Eagles for many years. She recognizes that sharing knowledge and fostering inclusion comes with personal choices, difficult conversations, and that the journey to healing is hopeful.
The Royal Eagles saw their support of Orange Shirt Day soar with the introduction of the Orange Bracelet Project. Since then, orange bracelets have been adopted by RBCers across the country. With hearts on their sleeves and on their wrists, RBC employees demonstrate they are walking hand in hand with the Ulnooweg Education Centre to show support for communities touched by grief.