Our Commitment

Indigenous Partnerships

The Foundation of How We Do Business

Friends, customers, partners, neighbours, colleagues and suppliers – our relationships with Indigenous around the world communities are diverse. Whatever the relationship, our Indigenous partners can count on us for respect, transparency and trust. 

In fact, building and sustaining these relationships has become a hallmark of our business. We have more than 40 joint-venture partnerships, memorandums of understanding and other partnerships with Indigenous communities – some that have lasted decades. 

But we’re never content with the status quo, and we continue to pioneer new, collaborative models for Indigenous partnerships around the world.

Our Partnerships

Whether you’re doing business in the High Arctic or in the heart of the Prairies, you can rely on our support, with our range of products and services, in collaboration with our Indigenous partners.

Our Sustainability Report

Learn more about our Indigenous relations efforts in our 2017 Sustainability Report.

NorthwesTel

We’ve partnered with Northern Aboriginal Services Company to operate and maintain 157 NorthwesTel microwave sites in the Northwest Territories, northern British Columbia, Nunavut and the Yukon.

Northland Utilities

Along with our partner, Denendeh Investments Inc., we own Northland Utilities, providing power to more than 11,000 customers in the Northwest Territories.

UQSUQ

We’ve partnered with the Nunavut Petroleum Corporation to operate the bulk fuel storage facility and pipeline distribution system in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Community Investment & Sponsorships

We support organizations and initiatives that contribute to economic and social development, from educational assistance for young Indigenous leaders to events that celebrate Indigenous culture.