Driven Brands, North America’s largest automotive services company, honours National Truth and Reconciliation Day by encouraging team members to wear orange shirts this Thursday, September 30.
Maurice Filion, president of Uniban, is a part of the Dokis Nation, located along the French River in north-central Ontario, Canada. Now, more than ever, Filion is optimistic about the future, as he sees recognition happening across the country.
“It’s encouraging to see this day become a national holiday, as the rest of Canada can now recognize something our communities always have known,” says Maurice Filion, president, Uniban. “We still see notices from my band come through saying the drinking water isn’t safe on the reserve, which shows there is certainly more work to be done – but I am optimistic about the direction we are heading as a country.”
Filion started his career in the restaurant industry and his focus on the customer experience has helped him advance in his career.
“My family and I are proud to be a part of the Dokis Nation, a band that has a longstanding history of entrepreneurial spirit,” says Maurice Filion, president, Uniban. “In my role now, I support independent entrepreneurs, who want to grow their automotive glass business, but need support to take their operations to the next level.”
Filion joined Driven Brands in 2015, where he helped grow Take 5 Oil Change Canada. In 2020, Filion was appointed president of Uniban Canada, home to best-in-class automotive glass repair and replacement brands like UniglassPlus, VitroPlus, Go! Glass and Docteur du Pare-Brise.
“Driven Brands is filled with incredible diversity, and I am proud to be a part of a multicultural team where we have a variety of perspectives coming through our work helping our organization thrive,” continues Filion. “I am grateful that our Driven Brands family is taking the time to commemorate this important day.”