OT Works! recognizes and acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Kwikwetlem, Katzie, Qayqayt, Sto:lo, Songhees, Esquimalt and K’omoks Nations, on whose unceded territories we live, learn, work and play.
We perform a land acknowledgment at the beginning of each of our OT Works!’ meetings and have included a land acknowledgement on each page of our website as a reflection of our role as settlers and how the legacy of colonization continues to affect Indigenous People today.
At OT Works!, we strive to help others and in doing so make the world a better place.
As a company we promote quality care and ethical behavior. We support advances in education and culture, value diversity and inclusion, and advocate sustainable use of natural resources.
We recognize that respecting Indigenous rights is an extension of our beliefs and practices.
We know that a land acknowledgement is a small part of a much larger national discussion but we hope this statement can invite our team, clients, customers, and partners to reflection on Indigenous history and values.
Learn more about the importance of land acknowledgment:
- Have an idea of the Indigenous lands you are on: https://native-land.ca/
- UBC Xwi7xwa – Distance Research: https://guides.library.ubc.ca/distance-research-xwi7xwa/landacknowledgements
- Amnesty International: https://www.amnesty.ca/blog/activism-skills-land-and-territory-acknowledgement/