INDUSTRY

We engage with proponents as they progress through regulatory processes, and respond to strategic requests that complement their regulatory needs. Our expertise spans sectors from mining, energy, and forestry to fishing, transportation, and power.

A trusted partner in Canada’s North

We provide on-demand advice to the exploration team of one of Canada’s largest diversified mining companies. Our substantive experience with regulators and engagement in Canada’s North means we can quickly identify opportunities and risks unique to remote environments. Doing so helps our clients anticipate their needs to effectively engage regulators, advance their cultural knowledge, and adapt project timelines to include known junctures for delay.

“TWC’s lead consultant did an amazing job with our presentation and provided a wide range of resources and contacts that have been helpful. We’re very pleased to have worked with her, and with the team at TWC.”

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Impact assessment innovations for a coastal infrastructure project in British Columbia

TWC is engaged in a coastal infrastructure project on Coast Salish territory in the Lower Mainland of BC as it advances through new provincial and federal impact assessment milestones.

Our work sits at the nexus of Western science, Indigenous Knowledge, and a regulatory environment in flux. As one of the first projects to progress through the new regulatory regimes, we are helping regulators, Indigenous Nations, and our clients innovate their processes and discover new ways of working together.

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GOVERNMENTS

TWC partners with all levels of government in Canada — municipal, provincial/territorial, and federal – as well as Crown corporations. We conduct facilitation and engagement as part of projects that vary in complexity. We serve as expert advisors to government agencies when it comes to regulatory change, applying our deep experience working in and with Indigenous communities. We also guide public sector clients in decolonizing their relationships and processes.

A new roadmap for reconciliation at ICBC

ICBC commissioned TWC to develop an Indigenous Reconciliation and Relations strategy to align policies and practices in a way that better serves and supports the needs of Indigenous Peoples and their communities in British Columbia. The Planning phase of TWC’s work on this project involved a review of ICBC background data. This informed the development an Indigenous Engagement Plan to guide work on this project. The Engagement phase will involve semi-structured interviews with ICBC staff and leadership, as well as representatives from Indigenous communities that will take place via videoconference. In-person staff workshops and board information sessions will also be held. Following engagement, a Final Recommendation Report will be developed, and findings will be presented to ICBC Leadership.

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Integration with BC MoTI’s Indigenous Relations Team

TWC serves as an extension of the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) Indigenous Relations Team. We assist in the development of infrastructure projects that have potential to affect Indigenous communities in southwest BC. We work alongside (or as a representative of) the Indigenous Relations Team, engaging with Indigenous Nations to understand their issues and concerns to better inform project design and manage potential impacts. Our team seamlessly integrates with MoTI’s technological and human systems, helping them engage with Nations in a spirit of partnership.

INDIGENOUS NATIONS

TWC is proud to be a consulting partner to Indigenous Nations on key questions related to Indigenous self-determination. Our work supports First Nation, Métis, and Inuit government in achieving their community priorities.

Time-saving technical support for Métis Nation-Saskatchewan

TWC is a technical advisor to Métis Nation-Saskatchewan’s (MN-S) Lands and Consultation department in its relationships with uranium mining proponents.

Canada is home to the world’s second largest uranium reserves, the majority in the Athabasca region of the Métis homeland in northwest Saskatchewan. As a government, MN-S manages hundreds of requests for input each year from governments and proponents on topics as diverse as human health, wildlife habitat, land use, and resource development. Many of these are highly technical in nature, with tight timelines for response. We provide technical support to MN-S leadership by distilling critical data into key takeaways and reducing time-effort burden.

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Community engagement and technical support for St’át’imc Government Services

Our team provides technical expertise to St’át’imc Government Services (SGS) for the assessment of development projects in their territory. The St’át’imc territory is located in the area around Lillooet, BC, and is home to substantial BC Hydro infrastructure, including several dams, reservoirs and high-voltage transmission lines.

TWC has completed a watershed planning project for SGS, in line with St’at’imc environmental, cultural, and social values. TWC was further contracted by SGS to review project related documentation to understand the potential impacts the replacement project will have on the environment and the local communities. TWC facilitated forums with local community representatives to discuss the project and identify issues and concerns and associated additional studies and mitigations measures to address those concerns. These early engagement efforts increased the local community’s knowledge of the project and provided an opportunity to register their issues and concerns with BC Hydro to inform the design process and to potentially reduce the impact of the Project on the local environment and communities.

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