Aboriginal and community engagement

We recognize public trust and confidence are earned through performance, open communication and community engagement. Engagement with Aboriginal groups, local communities and elected representatives in Northwest BC began in April 2012 to better understand community needs and gather feedback on site selection.

Local Aboriginal groups have been active participants in existing condition environmental studies and fieldwork programs to date.
We held public information sessions in Prince Rupert in July, September and November 2014 and December 2015 to share project information and hear initial feedback from community members. Engagement activities have also included the opening of a local project office in Prince Rupert, one-on-one meetings, small group dialogue sessions, pop-up coffee chats, research interviews, community presentations and participation in local community events.

The project will continue to engage with Aboriginal groups and stakeholders in parallel with the environmental assessment process through activities such as community information sessions, small group and individual meeting.

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