The environmental assessment process is complex, rigorous, and lengthy. We provide technical and regulatory support to proponents through all stages of a project application by:
- Providing expert advise for proponents to navigate the regulatory processes across Indigenous, provincial, territorial, and federal jurisdictions to support proponents in meeting regulatory requirements
- Preparing reports to assess project effects on Aboriginal Interests
- Working with Indigenous Nations to integrate Indigenous knowledge and use into the environmental assessment
- Working with Indigenous Nations to assess project and cumulative effects on Aboriginal Interests and develop mitigation and monitoring plans to reduce adverse effects.
Engagement and Consultation
We work with government organizations and proponents to develop engagement plans with Indigenous communities. Our approach is focused on building and enhancing relationships with Indigenous Nations, and ensuring Indigenous Interests and rights are upheld. We develop best practices and processes for community engagement in a meaningful and respectful manner.
Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Use Studies
We work with Indigenous Nations to document Indigenous knowledge and use and integrate into environmental assessments.
We work with government organizations and proponents to develop reconciliation strategies that define clear pathways towards enhancing relationships and partnerships with Indigenous peoples, communities, and organizations.
We undertake socio-economic studies for proposed projects to assess social and economic effects and identify mitigation measures and project benefits to local communities.
We undertake terrestrial and marine ecological studies to determine existing conditions for birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, and invertebrates. We work with Indigenous Nations to identify species and ecosystems important to Indigenous peoples.
Third-party Review and Program Evaluation:
We support Indigenous Nations with technical reviews of environmental assessments and regulatory reports to ascertain that Aboriginal rights are upheld. We evaluate programs to determine gaps and opportunities for improvement for Indigenous Nations.
Training and Facilitation:
We develop and deliver training and workshops to industry and government organizations such as cultural awareness, and employee training to Indigenous communities to support employment opportunities in industry.
We facilitate meetings, workshops, and committees involving Indigenous Nations, stakeholders, public, government, and industry. We build unique strategies and approaches that enable open and respectful dialogue allowing participants to work together, build relationships, and achieve desired outcomes. Our facilitators adapt to dynamic environments and conversations to ensure a shared understanding throughout the process.
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- Streamlines policy, planning, and project development
- Supports regulatory processes
- Facilitates cross-sector collaboration
- Maximizes Indigenous opportunity and community participation
- Provides strategic guidance to minimize risk
- Delivers time-cost savings
- Enhances project credibility