KELLY LAKE CREE NATION
Operating in Western Canada, CDN Controls has built several strong and innovative partnerships with Indigenous communities in the areas we serve. We believe that partnership agreements with Indigenous groups are mutually beneficial for both our business and the communities we work in.
Building constructive relationships with Indigenous communities by creating formal partnership agreements has taken on increasing importance in our activities. As a prerequisite for success, we strive to ensure our approach to developing partnerships is open, fair, and equitable so that the needs of both CDN Controls and our partner Indigenous communities are met. Although this process takes a considerable amount of time and resources, we believe that the relationships formed with our Indigenous partners are worth the effort.
Kelly Lake Partnership
In June 2017, CDN and the Kelly Lake Cree Nation entered into an exclusive relationship agreement to pursue economic development, training, employment, and community investment opportunities together. The goal of this partnership is to provide companies operating in Northwest Alberta with quality electrical, instrumentation, automation, communication, and combustion services while allowing Kelly Lake Cree Nation an opportunity to benefit in the development of their traditional territory.
Since the signing of our relationship agreement, CDN has delivered industry training, scholarships, and community support programs to Kelly Lake Cree Nation and Horse Lake First Nation through a working agreement with Beaver Lodge High School. Our efforts have resulted in direct employment for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous high school students upon graduation.