Aboriginal Relations

CDN Controls is committed to working with Aboriginal communities and peoples the areas we operate in. To help guide our day-to-day business decisions we have developed an Aboriginal Policy Statement to ensure we continually operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner within Aboriginal traditional territories.



At CDN Controls, our mission is to be an industry leader in all facets of our business. An important part of this mission involves working with local Aboriginal communities in the areas we operate. For us, being an industry leader in this field means listening carefully, building trust, and working collaboratively to develop mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal communities and peoples throughout Western Canada.


Our Focus

We focus our work with Aboriginal communities and individuals in four key areas:

  • Relationship building – We get to know our neighbors, we listen, and we create relationships with Aboriginal communities and peoples in the areas we do business.
  • Business development and partnerships – We develop business relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal communities so that they can share in our success.
  • Community investment – It is important that we give back by supporting organizations and initiatives that benefit local communities and promote Aboriginal culture and wellness.
  • Aboriginal employment – Through our business relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal communities we recruit, train, and retain Aboriginal people in the workplace.


Guiding Principles

To meet our commitments to Aboriginals communities and peoples:

  • We respect the history, customs, beliefs, and traditional territory of Aboriginal communities and are committed to environmental stewardship. We also recognize the unique legal and constitutional rights of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples.
  • We listen carefully, work collaboratively, and define our mutual goals with Aboriginal communities in the areas we do business.
  • We act with integrity and are committed to increasing Aboriginal participation in our business so that local Aboriginal communities and peoples can share in our success. At CDN Controls, we mean what we say and our commitment to Canada’s Aboriginal population is real.
  • We promote an inclusive corporate culture in order to recruit, train, and retain Aboriginal talent into our workforce. CDN Controls is committed to achieving a workforce that is representative of the available qualified Aboriginal peoples in the labour market.


How We Succeed

Our Aboriginal Policy Statement provides a consistent approach and defines our commitments towards Aboriginal communities and peoples. At CDN Controls, we ensure all of our employees and contractors are committed to the application of this document. We do this by explaining the purpose of our Aboriginal Policy Statement as well as the positive impact relationships with Aboriginal communities have on our business to all those who work for us.

To implement our Aboriginal Policy Statement, we have developed an Aboriginal Relations and Engagement Policy Guide to assist with our business decisions, educate our employees, and meet our collective vision. We succeed because we have fostered an inclusive corporate culture, dedicated the necessary resources, and developed the right strategies to meet our commitments to Aboriginal communities and peoples.


Measuring Success

As part of our overall strategy, we establish ambitious objectives on an ongoing basis which are tied to the implementation of our Aboriginal Policy Statement. These objectives are accompanied by Key Performance Indicators so we can measure our success throughout each year. We measure our performance in four areas:

  • Cultural education and training for CDN Controls employees and contractors
  • Community Engagement
  • Benefits for Aboriginal communities in the areas we do business
  • Aboriginal training and employment

To make sure we are on the right track, our Aboriginal Policy Statement is reviewed yearly, with regular, objective reporting on our Key Performance Indicators provided to the CDN Controls leadership team on a bi-annual basis.


Building Partnerships

CDN is a member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), an organization whose mission is to foster sustainable business relations between First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and Canadian Business. As a member of the CCAB, CDN is also participating the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification program. PAR is the only Corporate Social Responsibility program with an emphasis on Aboriginal Relations in Canada.

CDN Controls is committed to high standards across all areas of our business. By developing an Aboriginal Policy Statement, CDN Controls has established a framework for our company to operate in an economically, environmentally, and socially responsible way within Aboriginal traditional territories and communities across Western Canada.
We’d be happy to answer any questions you have about our Aboriginal Relations Policy, partnerships with Aboriginal communities, or employment opportunities for those who identify as First Nation, Métis, or Inuit.

Feel free to contact our Community Relations Coordinator, Alexander Fanni