Guiding Principles

Success comes when you follow your ideals, objectives and principles

Union Gas crew installing natural gas pipe

Success comes when you follow your ideals, objectives and principles

Success comes when you follow your ideals, objectives and principles

Union Gas crew installing natural gas pipe

Success comes when you follow your ideals, objectives and principles

Success comes when you follow your ideals, objectives and principles. Our partnership with Indigenous Peoples is a deep one rooted in mutual respect and understanding. Guiding us every day are our principles, which we want to share with you here.

We work hard to build robust relationships with Indigenous Peoples by respecting all concerns and supporting community development. It's a partnership, one that is nurtured by mutual respect and by listening.

Engaging Indigenous Peoples in culturally appropriate ways as we design, build, operate and maintain our local facilities is a priority for us. We recognize that Indigenous Peoples have unique cultural and historical characteristics and connections to the land, which must be accommodated when developing consultation programs for our local facilities and operations.

We also look to increase the quantity and quality of Indigenous Peoples participation in our workforce through training, employment and contracting.

Chief Ava Hill, Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River, talks about the importance of reconciliation, and shares her perspective on our everyday approach to Indigenous communities.

Here are the five principles that shape each and every interaction we have with Indigenous Peoples:

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We are committed to building long-term mutually beneficial relationships with members of Indigenous Peoples.
 

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We recognize and respect the unique cultural and historical characteristics of Indigenous Peoples and their connection to the land.
 

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We ensure culturally appropriate consultation occurs in our operations and development of our infrastructure projects.
 

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We acknowledge Indigenous Peoples treaty rights as recognized and affirmed in the Constitution Act of 1982.
 

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We will adopt Indigenous Peoples guiding principles that will advance the corporation's strategic interests and fulfills our commitments to Indigenous Peoples.