TransCanada constructs and operates our facilities near many Aboriginal communities across Canada. We believe by developing positive, long term relationships with Aboriginal communities whose lives may be impacted by our activities, we can conduct our business while respecting community’s interests.
TransCanada has been engaging with interested Aboriginal communities throughout the planning and development of the NGS. Throughout our environmental studies and development activities, we have ensured input has been taken into consideration as these activities have been conducted.
TransCanada is committed to being a good neighbour and to building and maintaining positive relationships. Aboriginal Relations has been an integral part of TransCanada’s operations for more than 30 years. Our proactive approach to community dialogue is based on three elements: communication, engagement and commitment. We believe it is important to continually communicate with communities, engage on our activities and follow through on our commitments.
Our Aboriginal Relations Policy is guided by principles of trust, respect and responsibility. We work together with Aboriginal communities to find mutually acceptable solutions and benefits. For example, our Aboriginal Human Resource Strategy was developed to increase Aboriginal employment accessibility and to support our respectful and inclusive work environment. Our Aboriginal Contracting Strategy provides opportunities for Aboriginal businesses to participate in both the construction of new facilities and the ongoing maintenance of existing facilities.