Indigenous Relations & Partnerships

At Stantec, we’re always looking for ways to build stronger connections with communities, and meaningful engagement with Indigenous Peoples and businesses, as well as commitment to the prosperity of Indigenous communities, is essential to our business objectives and our promise: with every community, we redefine what's possible.

It’s important that our approach to Indigenous Relations—whether recruiting Indigenous candidates, supporting their career growth, or working alongside Indigenous communities and businesses—considers the histories, cultures, and values of Indigenous Peoples. There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach, so we craft a solution that fits for the project and the community.

Successful Indigenous Partnerships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, common goals, opportunities for employment, and an understanding of the local community. Since 2000, we have been building partnerships that are focused on a lasting connection to deliver technical services with the local expertise of our partners.

Our approach

Stantec’s Indigenous Relations and Partnerships approach is made up of four pillars that integrate Stantec’s core values with the desired outcomes of the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program: being an employer of choice, promoting awareness, active engagement, and creating opportunities.

Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR)

We want to respond effectively to the hopes and needs of Indigenous Peoples. To achieve that, we’re working toward earning Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification through the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). PAR provides a framework for organizations to develop an Indigenous Relations approach that is effective, sustainable, and successful. Read More