COMMUNITY NEWS

Tolko supports Indigenous communities

A message from Tolko President & CEO Brad Thorlakson. 

Indigenous peoples are our co-workers, friends, families, and neighbours. Like others in southern British Columbia, across Canada, and around the world, we were dismayed to learn of the 215 children found buried near the former Indian Residential School in Kamloops — a devastating legacy.

Tolko works with over 80 Indigenous communities and we realize that the pain and the losses being felt by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation also run deep throughout the broader Indigenous community. We will continue our reconciliation efforts and we encourage our employees and colleagues to take a moment to reflect on the loss and tragedy brought on by Indian Residential Schools. We remain supportive of the Orange Shirt Society, and their work on raising awareness about Indian Residential Schools, and hope everyone will wear Orange Shirts to reflect that “Every Child Matters.”

Like others, we will be flying our flags at half-mast at our Canadian operations this week.