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.
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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 Chard Metis Dene Inc. (CMD) have launched a joint venture named CMD CEDA Environmental Solutions to provide dredging, pumping, fluid management and dewatering system services, and to pursue similar opportunities within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. This joint venture aligns with CEDA’s commitment to foster Indigenous inclusion through employment, community investment and business opportunities.
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.
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.