Since 1987, ATCO has been partnering with Aboriginal communities throughout Canada and Alaska. Prior to developing any project plans, we foster the partnership through simple conversations, where we attentively listen to needs of our partners. Our relationships grow from getting to know each other.
The result? Commitment to growth, new opportunities and mutual success.
ATCO is certified with a silver-level Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR)Certification from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. The PAR program certifies that a company is:
Based on a foundation of trust, respect and equality, our partnerships have developed profitable businesses and long-term relationships.
In Alberta’s oil sands, we work in a joint-venture partnership with the Fort McKay First Nation. Together, our organizations own and operate Creeburn Lake Lodge and Barge Landing Lodge, open camp accommodations for over 2,500 oil sands workers located north of Fort McMurray.
In the North, we work with the Nunavut Petroleum Corporation through the UQSUQ joint venture to maintain and provide bulk fuel services in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The UQSUQ workforce consists of 85% Inuit personnel and 100% local hiring.
Whether you’re doing business in the High Arctic or in the heart of the Prairies, you can rely on ATCO’s support, with our range of products and services, in collaboration with our Aboriginal partners.
Recognizing and celebrating talent in the communities we partner with is significant to our success. Supporting community growth through training and education is important to us. We believe this investment leads to growth in a relationship and a prosperous future.
In 2008, our joint-venture project with the Fort McKay First Nation, Creeburn Lake Lodge, grossed over $6 million in commercial revenue for local contracting companies.
ATCO Group is a worldwide organization of companies engaged in Structures & Logistics, Utilities and Energy. More information about ATCO can be found on its website at www.atco.com.