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We are pleased to release Sodexo Canada’s first-ever Indigenous Report. We value our relationships with our Indigenous clients and partners as well as communities, and Nations. This report presents all our actions in one place and highlights our commitment to these partnerships that enable growth, sustainability, and shared synergies.

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Our Commitments in Action

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Explore Ongoing Indigenous Initiatives at Sodexo

Sodexo’s connection to prosperity in building relationships with Indigenous Peoples is based on its 4R philosophy: Respect, Recognition, Revenue Sharing and Representation.

Indigenous History and Culture

Developed in collaboration with Reconciliation Education and the First Nations University of Canada. The course shines a light on the experiences of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

Learn more about Indigenous Communities
Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day

Sodexo Canada employees gathered virtually from coast to coast to pay tribute to residential school survivors and their families for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Breakfast Club of Canada

We have committed to investing $500,000 in the Breakfast Club of Canada. The club is partnering with 255 Indigenous schools and organizations, reaching nearly 110,000 youths from coast to coast.

Empowering Indigenous Communities with Employee Development

Supporting the growth of communities through our Indigenous partnerships includes hiring and training Indigenous people while supporting their career development. Sodexo Canada is committed to promoting and fostering a culture of diversity and equal opportunities and to providing inclusive workplaces everywhere we operate.

Red Seal Certification

Dedicated to helping our chefs at remote sites and from different Indigenous communities gain new culinary skills and advance their careers.

Read more about Dana's journey

On-Site Training Programs

Fitness Leader Training Program and Buildforce Supervisory Training Program, are just a few of Sodexo’s on-site training and certification opportunities for Indigenous employees.

Our Diverse Workforce

In our Energy and Resources segment, 40% of our workforce is made up of local Indigenous people. The values of diversity, equity and inclusion are deeply embedded in our DNA.

Business Development and Supply Chain

We work with more than 84 Indigenous-owned businesses and with 30 Indigenous communities across Canada. This is just one of the ways we are supporting local economic development and building mutually beneficial partnerships. We are committed to developing, nurturing and increasing business relationships with Indigenous communities across Canada.

Supporting Indigenous Owned Businesses

Supporting small and medium-sized enterprises is a key part of our business model, allowing us to support economic growth and job creation while providing innovative services to our stakeholders.

Read more about Indigenous Suppliers

Over 20 Years of Progressive Aboriginal Relations

We're proud to say that in 2022, we once again received the gold-level PAR certification, the highest level of recognition issued by the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business.

Read more about PAR

Indigenous Business Survey

Sodexo Canada’s latest survey shows deep support for Indigenous businesses among the Canadian public, with 79% of Canadians recognizing the importance of thriving Indigenous enterprises.

We acknowledge the traditional territories and ancestral lands of Indigenous peoples: First Nations, Inuit and Métis. We recognize that Indigenous Peoples are the traditional stewards of the lands and waters we call Canada.