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Indigenous services

To listen, to learn, and to support Indigenous Peoples and their communities so they can balance operational prosperity and stability while preserving values, culture, and traditional ways of life.

At Eckler, we are committed to ensuring that our consulting expertise and advice mirrors our values – and those of our clients.

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Through our dedicated Indigenous engagement team, we have committed time and resources to Indigenous relations and employee education to ensure our team of trusted advisors can knowledgeably provide best-in-class consulting expertise that has a material and lasting impact for Indigenous communities throughout Canada for years to come.

Eckler’s work with Indigenous communities ranges from expert witness projects to a full suite of investment, governance, and management services.

Our services include

  • Expert witness support for class actions
  • Investment strategy, implementation and governance of Indigenous Trust funds
  • Investment manager searches and performance monitoring
  • Actuarial support where funds may be paid over a long period of time
  • Compensation consulting
  • Designing and implementing benefits plans
  • Financial wellness education

It’s about more than the work

Support of Indigenous students seeking higher education 

In keeping with our purpose to care and do right by people, we are proud to do our part on the path to reconciliation. In response to Call to Action #11, we support Indigenous students seeking funding for higher education. Eckler is proud to sponsor the M. David R. Brown Memorial Scholarship in Actuarial Studies at the University of Manitoba, which gives preference to Indigenous applicants.

We also support the Equality of Opportunity Scholarship (EOS) offered by the Actuarial Foundation of Canada (AFC) to “promote diversity in the actuarial, mathematics & statistics, data management, and computer science professions.” The EOS Fund provides scholarships to eligible Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour Canadian students who face financial and societal barriers to attending the university or college program of their choice.

It is our hope that through these scholarships, more Indigenous students will pursue actuarial studies and possibly even a career with Eckler.

Land acknowledgment

Eckler is grateful to acknowledge that our head office is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. While our head office is in Toronto, now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, we also acknowledge that our other locations across Canada are situated on the traditional lands of many First Nations and Métis peoples.

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