Leanne Hall

What we mean by “Reconciliation at work”

The history of residential schools created by the Canadian government for over 150 years has caused horrific impacts to Indigenous people. The effects of the intergenerational impacts continue to cause harm to Indigenous populations across the land we now call Canada. In 2009, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada began a multi-year process to listen to survivors, communities and others affected by the residential school system. The resulting collection of statements, documents and other materials now forms the heart of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

A personal and professional call to action

When Creative Fire started its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) practice in 2021, it was an easy fit into the company’s existing services.
“We had been encouraging and supporting our clients for years in their commitments towards reconciliation,” says Leanne Hall, CEO of Creative Fire. “As an Indigenous-owned company, we knew we had the expertise to help our clients bridge that gap within their existing policies and frameworks, so they too could heed TRC’s Call to Action #92.”