Our team has built solid relationships with communities and their stakeholders throughout Canada and internationally.  A key competency is developing innovative negotiating frameworks to assist organizations in avoiding stalled negotiations. We work hard to identify potential tensions that may threaten to derail development plans, and focus on building capacity when and where it’s needed.

We're comprised of highly motivated, seasoned engagement specialists, researchers and analysts who collaborate to support each another in or out of the office.  We possess a deep understanding of non-technical risk management and processes for analyzing multi-stakeholder objectives, and have an ability to research, develop and implement effective risk assessments and engagement plans.

Our team has demonstrable experience working with international standards and regulations, including but not limited to:

  • International Finance Corporation Performance Standards

  • Equator Principles

  • World Bank operational guidelines

  • Various multinational corporations’ standards

  • International Organization for Standardization

Our team has a solid background with regulatory and legal frameworks, including but not limited to:

  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

  • British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act

  • Alberta Utilities Commission

  • British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission

  • Northern Development Canada

  • Mackenzie Valley Review Board

  • Canadian Indian Act and Canadian constitutional law with respect to Aboriginal Peoples

  • Aboriginal rights in law with respect to Canadian Supreme Court decisions

  • Treaty/land claim historical processes and contemporary issues 

Industry experience

  • Electrical, pipeline, and rail infrastructure

  • Energy and petrochemicals

  • Financial

  • Forestry  

  • Healthcare

  • Hydro development

  • Indigenous organizations and government

  • Mining

  • Municipal, provincial, and federal government

  • Nonprofit organizations

  • Tourism

Regional experience

  • Africa

  • Australasia/Oceania

  • Caribbean

  • Central America

  • Central Asia

  • Europe

  • Middle East

  • North America

  • South America

  • South Asia

  • Southeast Asia

Language proficiency

  • Cree

  • English

  • French​​​

  • Igala​

  • Indonesian

  • Malay

  • Portuguese​​

  • Spanish

  • Tagalog

  • Ukrainian​

  • Urdu

  • Vietnamese

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