Indigenous Relations

WSP is proud to support and strengthen the Indigenous communities we are privileged to work with around the world. In addition to delivering a wide variety of projects responsibly, we foster opportunities for training, employment, engagement and participation that enhance the future for Indigenous Peoples.

Reconciliation and Collaboration

We must never forget that throughout history, Indigenous Peoples have faced many injustices, and we honour those who have been affected by these injustices (article in Spanish). We seek genuine partnerships to positively impact our work; we are committed to achieving reconciliation. Our efforts to create sustainable, vibrant and connected places where Indigenous Peoples are empowered to thrive in the natural and built environment are aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

How Indigenous co-design is creating a new cultural legacy in Australia

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Embracing Indigenous Cultures to Address Infrastructure Needs

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Water: New Zealand Applies Māori Philosophy to 21st-Century Challenges

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Role of Indigenous Design Guidelines in Level Crossing Removal project celebrated

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Adapting to New Soil Policies in British Columbia, Canada

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International Day of the world's Indigenous Peoples (in Spanish)

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Engaging for the Future

WSP recognizes that success depends on building long-term relationships and reinforcing a culture of sharing alongside Indigenous Peoples. We have developed relationship agreements with many Indigenous communities around the world. We have also engaged in different ways to promote Indigenous culture and initiatives through awards, scholarships, employment, partnerships, supplier networks, etc.

Integrating Indigenous Values in our Business

We believe that incorporating Indigenous knowledge and culture in the design of infrastructure and built environment projects —and other projects we work on— helps to create strong and culturally respectful relationships.

This in turn generates meaningful opportunities for Indigenous Peoples, businesses and communities across project lifecycles in different geographies.