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Canbriam strives to be a contributing member of the communities in which it operates. We value our relationships with stakeholders.
Collaboration and team work are important to our success, and these values extend to the communities in which we operate, where we actively participate in community events and initiatives, contributing both financial and human resources where we can. Our community investment priorities are on community, education and the environment.
A perspective from Paul Myers, President and CEO, Canbriam Energy Inc.
“Industry leaders are making great strides by engaging early, engaging often, becoming culturally aware, building capacity, helping to build healthier communities and promoting training and education. Leaders are emphasizing to their employees that Industry cannot develop in a sustainable way if Indigenous communities are not at the table as partners helping guide the development. At the end of the day, what’s important to an Indigenous community is important to the company.”– Paul Myers
Industry has been a driver of many educational and training initiatives in northeastern B.C. Identifying opportunities for education and training is part of ensuring long-term, sustainable development. Canbriam Energy, with other Industry partners operating in the Montney region, has taken part in Indigenous operator training initiatives, joint venture partnership job training, as well as providing scholarship opportunities at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Chetwynd, B.C. Competency training initiatives ensure that the Indigenous communities develop the skills to compete and participate economically in development projects.
In addition to training and employment opportunities, Canbriam proactively strives to create environmental and cultural alignment within the communities where we work, through continued transparency and open dialogue. This is just good business practice and part of the Canadian responsible development brand.
Developing a local skilled workforce, creating alignment of interests both culturally and economically, reducing transient labour needs and participating in active partnership with local communities is part of running any quality business and is standard practice for Canbriam. This type of active partnership creates win-win outcomes for both the company and the communities in which we operate.
(Originally published in “Toward a Shared Future: Canada’s Indigenous Peoples and the Oil and Natural Gas Industry” – CAPP 2018 Economic Report)
Canbriam is proud to sponsor six awards for students attending programs at the Fort St. John and Chetwynd campuses of Northern Lights College. Students enrolled in trades, University Arts and Sciences and the helping professions are eligible for the awards, which are administered by the NLC Foundation.
Canbriam also continues to support Northern Lights College by investing in the NLC Foundation, which provides scholarships to students and the training facilities necessary to support a modern learning environment.
To learn more about Northern Lights College and Canbriam’s recent investment, follow this link.