At Benjamin Bridge, we are listening and learning. We stand for the end of systemic racism.
Every day as we go to work on the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, we are reminded of our country’s systemic failure in its treatment of Indigenous communities. We stand with @nwac_caand Indigenous communities seeking an action plan for MMIWG.
To promote change within our organisation, we began a fulsome review of every aspect of our business last year. Our current plans include training on identifying and mitigating bias, and deepening our understanding of the origins and impact of race and discrimination. As we continue to make space for people who face barriers to employment, we know we need to do better, we need to be better. And, we have learned we have remarkable community resources, and are so grateful to have access to these individuals and organisations.
This is not a return to regular programming. As we continue to cultivate healthy lives and healthy soils through our small, rural farm winery, we will continue to work behind the scenes on what is a lifelong effort. If you want to know more about what we are doing, we welcome you to send us a DM.
If you are reading this as a BIPOC in our region, and are interested in wine and viticulture as a career but don’t know where to start, please send us a message. We would love nothing more than to be a resource for you.
Your Benjamin Bridge team
Gaspereau Valley, Mi’kma’ki