TransCanada constructs and operates its facilities near many Aboriginal communities across Canada. We believe that by developing positive, long-term relationships with the Aboriginal communities whose lives may be impacted by our activities, we can conduct our business while respecting community interests.
TransCanada’s Aboriginal Relations Policy (PDF, 1 MB) must be flexible to address the legal, social and economic realities of Aboriginal communities across Canada.
The following principles guide our policy:
- TransCanada respects the diversity of Aboriginal cultures, recognizes the importance of the land and cultivates relationships based on trust and respect
- TransCanada works together with Aboriginal communities to identify impacts of company activities on the community’s values and needs in order to find mutually acceptable solutions and benefits
- TransCanada strives to create short- and long-term employment opportunities for Aboriginal Peoples impacted by its activities
- TransCanada supports learning opportunities for Aboriginal Peoples to provide a well-trained source of Aboriginal employees and to build capacity within Aboriginal communities
- TransCanada respects the legal and constitutional rights of Aboriginal Peoples and recognizes that its relationships with Aboriginal Peoples are separate and different from that of the Crown
- All TransCanada employees have a responsibility to help build and maintain relationships with the Aboriginal communities with whom we do business
If you’re a First Nation or Métis community representative who has questions about the Energy East Pipeline, please contact us.