We continue to learn from the long-standing relationships which have grown over time through mutual trust.
JPS commits to working with Indigenous communities to build and maintain successful, long-lasting relationships.
We specialize in supporting major pipeline projects and operations throughout all phases of the construction and reclamation. Our reclamation and construction projects occur on or near First Nations and Métis lands, therefore being compliant with all consultation processes is imperative for any successful project. Engaging in a mutually beneficial manner is essential to learning from and collaborating with Indigenous communities.
Within the JPS Construction Group, we are committed to meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities. JPS commits to working with Indigenous communities to build and maintain successful, long-lasting relationships. These commitments all start with investment.
At JPS Construction Group, we:
- Acknowledge that we are located in Treaty 6 territory, and we recognize the rights of Indigenous people in Canada as protected by the Constitution Act of Canada.
- Respect the diversity of Indigenous peoples of Canada, and we appreciate the uniqueness of the distinct communities and their connections to the land.
- Are committed to engaging in professional, thoughtful, and respectful best practices as we continue to learn from the relationships with our Indigenous partnerships.
JPS Construction Group seeks to meet its commitment to the Indigenous peoples of Canada through the following guiding principles and actions:
Communication and Relationship Building
- Engage early and often with Indigenous communities to seek input and ensure responsible operations.
- Respect the intent of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and Section 35 of The Constitution Act, 1982.
Partnerships and Procurement
- Partner with Indigenous communities where we operate to ensure equitable opportunity and create mutually beneficial social and economic value.
- Encourage Indigenous participation in our workforce through full-time employment and contracting opportunities.
Education and Training
- Personnel are expected to take an Indigenous Cultural Awareness training program provided by JPS Construction Group to help them understand the history and culture of the Indigenous communities in Canada, as well as approaches, protocol, and etiquette to help them work effectively and collaboratively.
Community Development and Mentorship
- Support opportunities for Indigenous peoples communities to participate in the economic opportunities associated with our operations.
- Work with Indigenous communities to identify opportunities for social investment, education, and employment.
- Recognize the cultural ties that Indigenous peoples have to the land and environment and include Indigenous knowledge and engagement in environmental stewardship.
- Accept our personal obligation toward the land and retain accountability as demonstrated by our ESG Report: https://jps.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/JPS-INAUGURAL-ESG-REPORT-1-1.pdf