Indigenous & Stakeholder Relations

Trusted partner, collaborator and facilitator at multi-stakeholder tables and working with stakeholders including Indigenous communities to advance solutions for complex environmental, social, and economic nexus issues.

Projects & Experience

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  • Co-Lead of landmark Operational Framework Agreement for multi-stakeholder governance of the Canada/Alberta Oil Sands Monitoring Program. Signed by 19 Indigenous communities, the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, Intergovernmental Affairs and supported by the oil sands industry and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers after decades of misalignment and a lack of trust amongst stakeholders. Prior to this Agreement, Indigenous (First Nations and Métis) communities left the Program due to dissatisfaction. The Agreement specifically identifies Section 35 Rights under the Canadian Constitution Act (1982).
  • Our team has supported multiple Indigenous communities across Canada towards interests of self-determination including impact assessment, review and response to proposed policy and legislation, environmental monitoring including community-based monitoring, watershed cumulative effects assessment, technology evaluation and business development.
  • Extremely familiar with Consultation Agreements and Community Benefit Agreements including working with industry and Indigenous communities to evaluate performance of these Agreements.
  • Advise communities on issues related to community sustainability and ESG assessment (Environment, Social, Governance) for the community itself as well as approaches to influence ESG and sustainability reporting of proponents and developers.
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Areas of Speciality

Executive Leadership and Cross-Disciplinary Program Management

Leadership in business and management to solution complex environmental challenges across disciplines and programs.

Environmental Science, Monitoring & Research

Design, implementation, and adaptive management of leading-edge research, monitoring and technology development in the environmental sciences.

Policy & Regulatory Assurance and Industry Compliance (Forestry, Mining, Energy)

Specializing in regulatory and policy development and compliance assurance across multiple areas including waste management and spills, water and effluent treatment and release, air quality, water quality and quantity, and emissions management.

Impact Assessment & Cumulative Effects Assessment

Experts in cumulative effects assessment and management as well as impact assessment process, application, review and implementation across a spectrum of developments from project amendments to large scale green-field developments including in complex, emotionally charged environments.

Indigenous & Stakeholder Relations

Trusted partner, collaborator and facilitator at multi-stakeholder tables and working with stakeholders including Indigenous communities to advance solutions for complex environmental, social, and economic nexus issues.