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Aboriginal Engagement

Early and sustained engagement with Aboriginal groups that may be affected by a project is integral to project success. Communica’s extensive experience in this area is instrumental in guiding our clients through the complex waters of Aboriginal engagement. Communica supports clients with developing unique engagement approaches tailored to, and in collaboration with, Aboriginal communities.

Aboriginal Engagement Program Development and Implementation

Design, develop and implement Aboriginal Consultation Plans
Support clients with regional community focused research identifying past and present issues to better understand the unique aspects of Aboriginal communities
Support for project socio-economic activities by coordinating opportunities available to Aboriginal community members
Provide a point-of-contact for the broader project team and Aboriginal groups to ensure effective and comprehensive consultation takes place within set timeframes prior to filing regulatory applications.
Liaise with project teams to coordinate Aboriginal participation in environmental fieldwork programs

Regulatory Support

Write and develop Aboriginal consultation reports for regulators
Research, analysis, writing and development of regulatory application documents with respect to Aboriginal engagement

Relationship-building / Relationship management

Strategic relationship planning, including community relations, education and training initiatives, and community investment
Assist with ensuring proponents and First Nations have a mutually beneficial relationship
Plan, organize and facilitate attendance at events with Aboriginal communities, community meetings and open houses, including follow-up and evaluation

Negotiation and Agreements

Development and negotiation support for agreements including:

Consultation work plans
Capacity funding agreements
Protocol agreements
Impact benefit agreements
Local content plans
Socio-economic baseline studies
Socio-economic effects management plans
Reporting and financial tracking of agreements and plans

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For information about our services and how we can assist your business please contact us at business@communica.ca or use the form below.
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