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Building a Workforce that Values Inclusivity: Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training Update

February 9, 2021

Mosaic's Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training has received praise from employees since launching in 2018. "Easily one of the best training sessions I have ever attended." and "Everyone, not just Mosaic or natural resource companies, need to learn this material," are just two of the many supportive comments provided by employees.

During the one-day training session, Saskatchewan-based employees learn about the history of Indigenous culture in Canada and how it has shaped the world for First Nations and Métis people today.

Image: Employees at the Belle Plaine facility take part in Mosaic's one-day Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training in 2019.

"Through a combination of powerful and engaging case studies, stories from the past and role-playing all led by two exceptional trainers, employees are taken on a journey of Indigenous culture," explains Earl Greyeyes, Mosaic's Indigenous Engagement Coordinator – North America. "Each person leaves the training with a strong understanding of Indigenous relations, treaties, the Indian Act, Residential Schools, and so much more."

At Mosaic, we know that we can only achieve positive cultural change in a workplace that values inclusivity. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada called on the corporate sector in Canada to provide education for management and staff on Indigenous peoples' history, including the history and legacy of residential schools. In addition to our commitment to increasing Indigenous representation by 15% in three pillar areas by 2025 and targeting 15% of our total community investment dollars to Indigenous communities that neighbour our operations, we are providing Indigenous Cultural Awareness training to 100% of our Saskatchewan workforce.

Over 1,300 Saskatchewan employees have completed the training to gain a strong understanding and appreciation for Indigenous culture, creating a more inclusive workplace that celebrates our employees' diverse backgrounds. Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets.