Northeast Stakeholder Roundtable
TWC facilitated Roundtable meetings for over 60 stakeholders to discuss provincial land transfer agreements in the Fort St. John area, including Treaty Land Entitlement and Site C Land Agreement selections. TWC was accountable for the overall process to ensure effective stakeholder engagement, encouraging inclusiveness and active dialogue among participants. TWC’s facilitation approach is highly regarded for its successful delivery and outcomes.
Grassy Mountain Coal Project
In Southwest Alberta, the client is proposing to construct and operate a coal mine, the Grassy Mountain Coal Project. As proposed, the production capacity of the project would be a maximum of four million tonnes of clean coal per year, over a project lifespan of approximately 25 years. TWC is responsible for supporting the Indigenous engagement for developing associated regulatory submissions.
Vopak Pacific Canada
Vopak Pacific Canada is proposing the construction and operation of a bulk liquids tank storage facility on Ridley Island, British Columbia. TWC is supporting Vopak’s Indigenous consultation and engagement efforts and is responsible for preparing sections of the Project’s environmental assessment related to impacts on Indigenous interests of six Indigenous groups. This process involves working with Indigenous groups and Vopak Pacific Canada to identify and address issues and concerns, determine impacts to Aboriginal Interests and avoidance, mitigation and/or accommodation measures, and the integration of Indigenous perspectives, traditional use information, and Indigenous knowledge in the assessment.
As part of the Province of BC’s initiative to reduce its carbon footprint, a new provincial plan has been developed that will make clean energy a larger component of BC’s economy, and increase the capacity for jobs and education within the province. TWC’s role is to work collaboratively with government regulators and Indigenous communities to develop an engagement strategy for CleanBC that includes the interests of, and opportunities for, Indigenous communities. To achieve this, TWC is supporting the Provincial CleanBC Working Group’s partnership with Indigenous groups and facilitating meetings between the groups to build strong working relationships.
Community Based Monitoring Workshop
Indigenous Nations involved in the process of remediation of abandoned mines in Northern Canada expressed an interest in developing community-based monitoring programs. In pursuing these interests, the TWC team was responsible for facilitating a multi-day workshop in Yellowknife, NT, with interested Indigenous Nations and regulators. The aim of the workshop was to determine the goals and objectives required for a framework of a community-based monitoring program. To ensure that the recommendations from the workshops reflected the voices of the communities, TWC’s facilitation process included meeting notes being transcribed in situ for participants to review discussions from the previous day. This process enabled accurate and meaningful workshop process and following documentation. Based on the workshop, TWC prepared a proposed community-based monitoring framework that included indicators, methodologies, training requirements, and plans for communications and record maintenance.