Canada Day, a time for reflection and action
We are reeling from the confirmation of so many unmarked graves on the sites of former residential schools.
This is a time for acknowledging the past and choosing reconciliation for the future. There are things we can do to honour the grief and influence new ways of thinking and acting.
This year as we observe Canada Day, we are grateful for the things that make our country beautiful and strong, and we recognize our responsibility in making Canada a better home for everyone.
As we recognize Canada Day this year, it’s an opportunity to acknowledge the day differently—such as:
- Reading the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
- Tuning into a national broadcast, listening to an Indigenous podcast, watching an Indigenous film or reading an Indigenous book.
- Wearing orange in support of the Orange Shirt Day campaign.
- Learning about Indigenous culture and worldviews, and the history of the places you visit and the people who lived there first as you hike, walk, bike, camp, paddle, swim or drive through this land on Canada Day, and
- Talking about what you learn with your family and friends. There are resources for children as well, including library programs and reading lists.
As a Canadian company, Suncor is committed to advancing reconciliation in this country. We know we have a part to play in dismantling systemic racism and will continue to support this work.
Suncor’s Journey of Reconciliation ensures we create opportunities to listen and grow our understanding, take the time to build meaningful relationships, partner with Indigenous businesses and communities, commit to Indigenous inclusivity, and hear the voices of Indigenous youth.
Suncor’s Executive Leadership Team
Mark Little, President & CEO
Alister Cowan, Chief Financial Officer
Bruno Francoeur, EVP, Business & Operations Services
Paul Gardner, Chief People Officer
Martha Hall Findlay, Chief Sustainability Officer
Mike MacSween, EVP, Upstream
Kris Smith, EVP, Downstream
Arlene Strom, Chief Legal Officer