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The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business will be hosting our Aboriginal Business Luncheon in Regina featuring Keynote Speaker Alex Archila, Asset President, BHP Billiton.
There is a significant opportunity to create stronger business pathways through potash development in Saskatchewan. Meaningful relationships will not only strengthen long-term certainty for business but also create new platforms from which Aboriginal communities can thrive.Corporate Canada understands the positive impact business development in concert with Aboriginal communities can have for the bottom line. Actively pursuing mutually beneficial opportunities is no longer a nicety, it has become the norm. Having a solid strategy in engaging Aboriginal communities is crucially important when developing resource projects in Canada. Understanding community values is a vital link when it comes to health, safety, environment and cultural concerns. Aligning these concerns with corporate approaches to sustainable development creates certainty by building mutual trust and understanding.
Business and labour force development continues to evolve no one size fits all approach guiding the way. However forward thinking companies like BHP Billiton are developing approaches with communities which reflect local community circumstances as well as their aspirations.