by Lisa Tachan, Head of Spreading the Herd Word
The first time I walked through the doors leading into the IBEX Herdquarters, I was met head-on with a sign much like these . . .
. . . except of course, it was my name featured on this sign in big fancy bubble letters surrounded by bright flowers. Hey, that’s pretty neat, I thought.
Little did I know that with IBEX, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
If you follow our Inclusion or IBEX blog, you’ll notice that there is a heavy emphasis on workplace culture, giving back to the community, and customer service. I haven’t been here all that long (earned my “horns” about a week ago), but I can already give you an endless list of reasons why I really enjoy working at IBEX.
Reason #1 – Signmania
I had the pleasure of putting up the Halloween sign this morning in front of the IBEX building (we’re located at 421 Mulvey Ave East, Winnipeg, right off of Osborne, and just before the bridge). Apparently, this is not just a seasonal thing, as pointed out to me by Darryl Stewart, Head of the Herd. Checking out some of our past photos, I’ve come to realize IBEX really likes their signs.
Drum roll please. . .
And last but not least, my personal favourite:
Not just for seasons greetings anymore, folks!
IBEX Payroll extends our profound respect and immeasurable gratitude to all the ancestors and keepers of the land on whose traditional territories our work takes place. We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. This land is sacred, historical, and significant.
Every time we acknowledge this truth, we have an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on the wrongs of the past, what we do in the present, and what we can do to continually honour the people whose lands and water we benefit from today.
This statement only acts as a first step in honouring the land we reside on and its peoples, and must be paired with education, understanding and informed action.