Indigenous Relations Strategy

In collaboration with local Indigenous communities, we aim to:

  • Increase our understanding of the relationship between Indigenous communities and the forest land base.
  • Involve Indigenous communities in the planning of our operations.
  • Include Indigenous businesses in our operations.
  • Invest in Indigenous community members through employment training and scholarship programs.

Since the beginning, we have continuously worked towards our goals through four key components:


We value community feedback and involve community members in our Forest Management Plans. Each year, we facilitate meetings and engagement activities in communities located in our Forest Management Agreement (FMA) area. During these sessions, our Indigenous Relations team shares information about our operations and plans. Additional meetings are arranged with Indigenous communities that express an interest in our operations.

Economic and Business Development

To promote economic growth in local communities, we collaborate with Indigenous-owned businesses. Some of the outsourced activities include logging, reclamation, road construction and maintenance, silviculture and wood yard services. For more information on our current contracting opportunities, contact our Indigenous Relations team.

Education and Employment-Related Training

Our programs are designed to support community members in achieving their academic and career goals. We invest in community members through the Indigenous Apprenticeship Program, Indigenous Education Partnership Program and Métis Region 1 Scholarship. In addition, we donate to schools located in Indigenous communities to support educational programs.

Recruitment and Retention

We actively seek applicants from local Indigenous communities. All qualified community members are encouraged to apply to our current opportunities. Professional development opportunities are available to all of our team members to regularly grow their skill sets.

Indigenous Education Partnership Program

The Indigenous Education Partnership Program Provides Full-Tuition for Degree and Diploma Programs. Find out if you are Eligible.