For 55 years, Spectra Energy has built positive, sustainable, long-term relationships with Aboriginal communities in British Columbia, based on mutual respect and understanding.
Spectra Energy respects the unique cultural and historical heritage of Aboriginal peoples in British Columbia, their deep connection to the land we operate in, and their leadership on environmental stewardship.
As we develop the project plan for the Westcoast Connector, we are consulting extensively with Aboriginal communities to understand their concerns. We are dedicated to offering the opportunity to join in the economic and social benefits associated with our project, including employment and skills training opportunities.
Our approach to Aboriginal relations is guided by four pillars:
Consultation & Communication
- Maintaining open and ongoing communication.
- Sharing information sooner than later.
- Listening to input and acting on it.
- Creating positive, productive and mutually beneficial relationships.
- Coordinating, supporting and participating in local events like career fairs and community gatherings.
- Supporting programs to enhance the integration of Aboriginal communities into our businesses.
- Supporting communities through stewardship and charitable contributions, with particular focus on education and workforce development.
- Increasing opportunities for full-time and contracting opportunities for Aboriginal peoples.
- Employing Aboriginal businesses for ongoing operations and maintenance work.
- Working with the provincial and federal government to increase job opportunities for Aboriginal peoples in B.C.’s energy sector.
To learn more about Spectra Energy’s commitment to building positive relationships with Aboriginal Communities, read Creating a Stronger Future Together (PDF 6.3 MB).