At Warrior Plumbing, we are not just a business but a community of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who understand the importance of acknowledging our country’s history with its painful chapters and the resilience and triumphs of Indigenous peoples.
We feel a profound responsibility to remember and reflect on the young Indigenous lives lost during the dark period of Canada’s residential schools and hold up our hands to the courageous survivors still healing from these unimaginable times.
Many of us at Warrior Plumbing are parents, and our hearts ache for the families who endured so much pain and trauma. Acknowledging this history is essential. It’s a way to show respect and recognition for the countless Indigenous children who never returned home and the aftermath of the survivors who did.
As parents, we empathize with the anguish these families must have experienced and take this time to honour the children’s memory. The intergenerational effects of the residential school system continue to impact Indigenous families and their communities.
Recognizing this is a part of Canada’s history helps raise awareness to foster a more inclusive and empathetic society and reminds us of the importance of reconciliation.
Amidst this dark history, Indigenous people have shown incredible resilience and achieved remarkable triumphs. Many Indigenous communities’ cultural heritage, traditions, and knowledge have endured, passed down through generations. Indigenous Canadians have continued to thrive, preserving their languages, arts, and sacred practices. They (“We”) have contributed to the richness of our country’s cultural mosaic and have made significant strides in various fields, from art and music to education and business.
Reconciliation is about addressing historical injustices and systemic inequalities and honouring Indigenous strength and determination. As a mechanical contracting company with Indigenous ownership and employees, we actively support reconciliation efforts by engaging in education and awareness initiatives, supporting Indigenous projects and people, giving back whenever we can and fostering a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion.
We stand in solidarity with all Indigenous people on their journey towards healing, reconciliation and progress.
We encourage everyone to take this time to remember and reflect, to learn about Canada’s history, and to join us in supporting Indigenous voices and initiatives that promote a brighter and more inclusive future for all.