At CEDA, we are committed to building respectful and meaningful relationships with Indigenous peoples, communities and partners in our operating areas. We foster Indigenous inclusion through employment, community investment and business opportunities to bring about economic and social prosperity.
CEDA is a proud member of:
CEDA formalized a joint venture with The Bouchier Group, one of the largest Aboriginal-owned and operated companies in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region. Bouchier CEDA Services delivers dredging, civil, piping, pumps and water treatment works as well as longer-term reclamation projects.
CEDA and Birch Mountain Enterprises Ltd. have formed a joint venture named Birch Mountain CEDA Services Ltd. to pursue industrial chemical and cleaning work, and similar opportunities within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. As well, this joint venture aims to support long-term economic and social benefit for the Aboriginal communities in the region.
CEDA and White Bear Industrial Works Limited Partnership have established a joint venture to pursue specific hydrovac and pipeline integrity dig project work in the White Bear First Nations traditional territories, particularly within southern Saskatchewan and southwest Manitoba. This joint venture also aims to support the development of local businesses and to provide employment opportunities that will benefit the members of the White Bear First Nations.
CEDA is a partner in the Greater Regional Indigenous Partnership (GRIP). GRIP is a collaboration of resources to facilitate and advance Indigenous workforce participation in the Wood Buffalo Region. CEDA and its GRIP partners recognize a successful and diverse workforce is essential in meeting current and future business needs.
Our goal is attract, develop and retain talent by working with local Indigenous communities to provide sustainable employment opportunities, offer customized training programs and enhance leadership skills to support Indigenous advancements within CEDA.
We capture workplace diversity statistics to help guide our Indigenous recruitment strategy and initiatives to ensure we continue to advance our Indigenous inclusion.
As well, we actively promote our available career opportunities by participating in job fairs within Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 territories and through Indigenous Link.
Since 2015, we have been working with Indigenous communities to identify candidates seeking Class 1 or Class 3 driver’s licences required for Operator positions. Once licence requirements are met, we pair Indigenous candidates with experienced Operators to receive three months of on-the-job training with continuous support and resources.
Through our dedicated Community & Indigenous Relations Specialist, we support initiatives that focus on education, safety, health and social wellness to best meet local community needs and priorities. We take pride in our work with local Indigenous communities and look to build upon this by developing loyal, honest and respectful relationships.
Please contact us to learn more about CEDA’s commitment to Indigenous peoples and communities.