C&V recognizes the importance of building strong relationships with Aboriginal communities. We believe Indigenous communities are important partners and we look to involve Indigenous communities in business partnerships that are mutually beneficial and based on shared values. One of our primary goals is to maximize the amount of local and indigenous community participation in our operations.
INDIGENOUS POLICY GUIDELINES
1. In a testament to our commitment to Indigenous Peoples in Canada, C&V has adopted the following guidelines:
C&V recognizes Indigenous rights, including the Aboriginal and Treaty rights of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people, embedded in Canada’s Constitution and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
C&V supports Indigenous communities in their path to sovereignty and economic inclusion, and shall positively contribute to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples – and communities
C&V respects and values traditional practices, decision-making processes, cultural activities, and language of the Indigenous Peoples and communities
C&V wants to establish and maintain respectful and mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous Peoples and communities
C&V FOUNDATION AND INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT
C&V has established a foundation that receives 5% of every dollar generated by C&V through units placed on Indigenous lands. The funds are distributed to Indigenous communities for skills development, training, and education – resulting in more opportunities for jobs and better education. The federal government is matching each dollar distributed by C&V through this foundation; doubling the benefit to the Indigenous communities.
Through its business activities and its foundation, C&V participates and contributes to local Indigenous communities where we work. The four strategic pillars of our focus are:
Education – Providing training and education opportunities to strengthen community capacity in leadership and governance
Employment – Focusing on providing opportunities for employment for Indigenous Peoples
Volunteering and engagement – Enhancing C&V’s engagement strategies and community development
Business partnerships – Creating profit-sharing opportunities for Indigenous communities
Our Indigenous partnerships are located across Western Canada and offer the full suite of our rental solutions – non-catered wellsite offices and accommodations, non-catered camps, and construction units.
CURRENT INDIGENOUS PARTNERS
C&V has developed business relations with locally operated Indigenous communities and businesses. The focus of these relationships is to meet our economic, leadership, and employment capacity.
The Primco Dene Group and C&V Portable Accommodations partnership provides training and employment opportunities to help build and sustain Indigenous and First Nations Individuals and communities in the Cold Lake region of Alberta.