September 27, 2023

Small Business Pledge - September 30, 2023

By Bethany Garant
Small Business Pledge - September 30, 2023

September 30th is The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.

We have joined the Victoria Native Friendship Centre’s small business pledge to donate 20% of store sales on Saturday. Join us on September 30 to help make a positive difference in our community 🧡🌱

The VNFC plays a pivotal role in supporting the well-being of urban Indigenous communities in Victoria. Given that 80% of Indigenous Canadians reside in urban areas, Friendship Centres like VNFC are more vital now than ever. In the Capital Regional District of Victoria alone, out of 22,500 Indigenous residents, only 5,500 live on reserves. Moreover, the VNFC is in close proximity to 10 Indigenous Nations, all of which benefit from its 53 years of experience as a non-profit organization.
The Small Business Pledge offers a unique opportunity for VI Plant Shop to give back to our community.  Learn more about the impact Victoria Native Friendship Centre is making HERE.