Indigenous Relations

WSP is proud to support and strengthen the Indigenous communities and groups that we are privileged to work with. We recognize that success depends on building long-term relationships and reinforcing a culture of sharing alongside Indigenous people – First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. As a company with deep roots coast-to-coast-to-coast, we understand many of the challenges communities face and recognize the need for frequent, open, and honest communication.

PAR-CommittedLogoWSP is committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #92 and the pillars of Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR). As part of our continuous improvement efforts, WSP’s senior management is consistently pursuing efforts to build a strong and resilient corporate culture. Our Indigenous Relations Policy is part of that culture and has been developed and endorsed at the highest levels of our company.

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WSP’s commitment to reconciliation includes the establishment of an applied services discipline that can support Indigenous communities, groups, and businesses, as well as providing support to clients looking to work with Indigenous communities, groups and businesses.

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PAR-CommittedLogoWSP is proud of its commitment to the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program. Established by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), the PAR Program provides a high level of assurance through the independent, third-party verification of company reports on measurable outcomes and initiatives in four performance areas: Leadership Actions, Employment, Business Development, and Community Relations (Engagement and Support). 

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PAR-CommittedLogoWSP is a sponsor of a national charity investing in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. Through this partnership, we are supporting the next generation of Indigenous students aiming at becoming leaders in their communities throughout Canada. 

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Our Indigenous Relations ERG, CIRCLE, aims to bring light to and celebrate the history and contributions of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Through its work, CIRCLE provides input into Inclusion and Diversity actions and increase cultural awareness through community events.

The name was chosen to evoke a storytelling circle, where people can gather and speak openly. The circle motif also appears in traditional elements of Indigenous culture, such as tipis, igloos, medicine wheels, dreamcatchers, seven grandfather’s teachings and the cycle of life/pattern of living.