We stand with Indigenous communities
On May 27, Canadians were made aware that the remains of 215 Indigenous children had been found on the site of a former residential school near Kamloops, B.C. The news of these historical unmarked graves further highlights the need to acknowledge Canada’s troubling history with Indigenous people, and for all Canadians to advance reconciliation efforts.
Leaders from Indigenous communities near our operations have let us know the profound impact this news has had on them, their communities and Indigenous people across the country. Now more than ever, it’s important to support our Indigenous friends and colleagues.
Cenovus supports reconciliation efforts with Indigenous communities and believes all gestures are important to build understanding and respect between Indigenous and non-indigenous people. To honour the children buried near Kamloops, their families and survivors of the residential school system where human rights violations are known to have occurred, we’ve lowered our flags to half-mast at our retail locations and Canadian operations. We are also making a contribution of $100,000 shared between the Indian Residential Survivors Society (IRSS) and Reconciliation Canada.