Reconciliation and recovery in Halifax

Reconciliation and recovery in Halifax

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Patrick Sullivan, President & CEO
Cover Image: Chris Googoo (Ulnooweg) at Windhorse Farm. Photo Credit: Ulnooweg

Welcome back, readers! Welcome back to the students of all ages, welcome back to those returning from summer vacations, and welcome to those just joining us here in Halifax. We’re excited to jump into a busy fall with our Chamber members.

With economic recovery on the rise and industries thriving after a tough few years, the Chamber is pleased to see the action returning to our streets. Our businesses continue to need our support, and we encourage you to visit the shops in your neighbourhood and check out a new business!

2022 is a big year for many reasons – recovery, resilience, and the second year of the National Truth and Reconciliation Day. Last year, the provincial government hosted a day of cultural activities, Indigenous speakers, and opportunities to learn more about the day. Keep an eye out for this year’s schedule.

In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, the Halifax Chamber is committed to telling more Indigenous stories. This month, we chatted with three Indigenous business owners about their entrepreneurship journeys and their impact on their communities. Head to page 16 to learn more about Akwekon Innovation and Consulting, Ulnooweg and Indigenous Treaty Partners.

As the streets open up again, there’s no better time to shop locally and socially (see our article on page 25). It’s a great opportunity to reflect on how and where we buy.

Do you have any tips to share with the business community when it comes to supporting our local economy and social community? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Connect with me anytime via email or on Twitter.

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