Our commitment to Reconciliation
We acknowledge that achieving Reconciliation is an immeasurable goal. We are dedicated and committed to the journey.
We are committed to building progressive relationships with Indigenous Peoples, and to ensuring we have the structure, resources and skills necessary to maintain these relationships.
We recognize the inherent and legal rights of all Indigenous Peoples to maintain their social, cultural and spiritual identities, and we recognize their connection to their traditional lands.
We’re striving to be a leader
The landscape for engagement and consultation has been changing in British Columbia and Canada, and we strive to be a leader in equitable and fair conduct with Indigenous Peoples. We are guided by milestones established by the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification process through the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business, the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls 231 Calls for Justice and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
We recognize the leadership of the provincial government for introducing landmark legislation that allows the principles of the United Nations Declaration to be incorporated into our provincial laws and support the province’s goal of enhancing predictability and economic opportunities, while respecting Indigenous rights.
This year, we reached a significant milestone on our Reconciliation journey and earned a Silver Level Certification in Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program from the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB).
The PAR certification program is an Indigenous-led program that confirms corporate performance in Indigenous relations at the bronze, silver or gold level. Achieving PAR is a multi-year process of implementing action plans and targets in the four areas of business development, leadership actions, employment and community relationships.
As a silver member, we’re honored to be recognized among other businesses in Canada who value the importance of working with Indigenous partners and communities.