Incorporating Indigenous knowledge and culture in the design of infrastructure and built environment projects helps create strong and culturally-respectful relationships with Indigenous communities. This, in turn, generates meaningful opportunities for Indigenous Peoples, communities, groups, and businesses across project lifecycles.
What are Indigenous Specialist Services?
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.
When looking to work on or near Indigenous traditional territory as part of undertakings, clients count on WSP to provide solutions regarding the understanding of cultural resources and compliance with legislation, regulations, and policies.
WSP’s social sciences team includes anthropologists, archaeologists, consultation and engagement specialists, cultural heritage specialists, historians, geographers, socio-economists and sociologists, among others. They are also supported by environmental specialists such as ecologists, geologists, engineers and forest engineers, hydrogeologists, geomorphologists, permitting and regulatory experts, and sustainability professionals.