National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Posted on September 30th, 2021

Today, Optima Living is humbled to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the first in this nation’s history.

We stand with Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island, and Canadians from coast to coast to coast, in commemorating the harms of the residential school system, and the impacts that last to this day.

As a company, we are committed to learning more. As individuals, we know we have much still to learn.

Optima Living operates high-quality seniors’ living communities across the lands now known as Alberta and B.C.

We acknowledge that the lands where our communities stand, that our staff and residents call home, are the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous Peoples — of the Cree and the Dene First Nations; of the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Métis Nation, and the Peoples of Treaty 4, 6 and 7 territories; of the Stoney Nakoda and the Nakoda Sioux; of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations; and many more.

On this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and every day, we honour the Indigenous Peoples who share the land with us, and who care for it still.

This is our commitment — to keep learning, keep caring, and to keep remembering the tragedies, the Treaties, and the need to do the work, hard as it may be, for real Truth and Reconciliation.