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Indigenous Relations

Land Acknowledgement

Clark Builders recognizes that we live, work, and build across Canada on the ancestral lands of many First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities.

We also recognize the collective legitimacy of Aboriginal rights and title, and respect the diversity between and among First Nation, Métis, and Inuit across this nation.

We value the contributions of Indigenous people as stewards of the lands we share, and we are committed to our role in the journey towards Truth and Reconciliation.

 

Our Commitment

We are passionate about building trusted partnerships and enduring relationships with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities.

Clark Builders has responded to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls To Action with commitments to advance our strengths, contributions, and leadership in:

  • Indigenous cultural awareness, education, and respect within Clark Builders.
  • Recruitment, training, mentoring and retention of Indigenous team members.
  • Project development support and realization for Indigenous community infrastructure needs.
  • Inclusive and supportive procurement practices for capacity building with Indigenous community subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Development of long-term Indigenous community partnerships and sustainable economic development opportunities.

 

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Building Communities

We are proud to be a part of community development and growth through the projects and local infrastructure we help build. We are committed to partnering with Indigenous communities throughout all project design, preconstruction, and procurement stages. Our local hiring strategies and engaging business practices benefit all parties and leave lasting legacies in the communities we help build.

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PROGRESSIVE ABORIGINAL RELATIONS BRONZE

Clark Builders has achieved the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’s (CCAB) Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Bronze certification. This achievement underscores our steadfast commitment to enhancing Indigenous inclusion and engagement across our organization and projects.

Aboriginal Procurement Champion

ABORIGINAL PROCUREMENT CHAMPION

Clark Builders is a proud member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’s (CCAB) Aboriginal Procurement Champions Group with access to Canada’s largest directory of Certified Aboriginal Businesses via CCAB’s Supply Change™ program. 

Supporting Indigenous Cultures & Communities

  • Indigenous Relations Working COmmittee (1)

    We demonstrate leadership in building quality relationships with Indigenous peoples as we honour and strive to understand Indigenous experiences, histories, and culture. Our Indigenous Relations Working Committee (IRWC), led by our Indigenous Relations Manager, is a cross-representative group of internal team members that develop proactive plans, practices, and policies to establish Clark Builders as a recognized leader in corporate performance for Indigenous relations.

  • Indigenous Employee Resource Group (1)

    The Indigenous Employee Resource Group (IERG) is made up of a group of employees at Clark Builders who identify as Indigenous or are passionate about Indigenous culture. Our purpose is to create a safe and inclusive space for Indigenous employees and allies to connect, network, and support each other in the workplace.

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    As part of Clark Builders’ hiring practices, we have developed an Apprenticeship and Employment Opportunity Coaching Program (AEOCP) that can be presented to various local organizations supporting under-represented groups.

    The AEOCP often includes an introduction to apprenticeship opportunities at Clark Builders and our subcontractors, an overview of the application process and program requirements, along with a resume and interview techniques coaching or workshop session. AEOCP is a process that can be tailored to the specific opportunities available on a given project and to the specific audience based on input from local organizations or community leaders.

    See Our Current Opportunities

Indigenous Relations Working COmmittee (1)

We demonstrate leadership in building quality relationships with Indigenous peoples as we honour and strive to understand Indigenous experiences, histories, and culture. Our Indigenous Relations Working Committee (IRWC), led by our Indigenous Relations Manager, is a cross-representative group of internal team members that develop proactive plans, practices, and policies to establish Clark Builders as a recognized leader in corporate performance for Indigenous relations.

Indigenous Employee Resource Group (1)

The Indigenous Employee Resource Group (IERG) is made up of a group of employees at Clark Builders who identify as Indigenous or are passionate about Indigenous culture. Our purpose is to create a safe and inclusive space for Indigenous employees and allies to connect, network, and support each other in the workplace.

20160909-Clark-0676 (1)

As part of Clark Builders’ hiring practices, we have developed an Apprenticeship and Employment Opportunity Coaching Program (AEOCP) that can be presented to various local organizations supporting under-represented groups.

The AEOCP often includes an introduction to apprenticeship opportunities at Clark Builders and our subcontractors, an overview of the application process and program requirements, along with a resume and interview techniques coaching or workshop session. AEOCP is a process that can be tailored to the specific opportunities available on a given project and to the specific audience based on input from local organizations or community leaders.

See Our Current Opportunities

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THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING A PARTNERSHIP WITH CLARK BUILDERS. YOUR JOURNEY TOWARDS COLLABORATIVE SUCCESS STARTS HERE.

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"We commend Clark Builders for their continued commitment to supporting Indigenous growth and reconciliation. Clark Builders is a committed member of CCAB’s Progressive Aboriginal Relations program and now an Aboriginal Procurement Champion, displaying their dedication to grow and create economic opportunities with Indigenous businesses."

Tabatha Bull
CCAB President & CEO

Our History with Fort McKay First Nation

Our relationship with Fort McKay First Nation began in 2014 and has been growing stronger ever since. Steve Lenarduzzi, President of Clark Builders, and Fort McKay residents and entrepreneurs speak to the positive impact this relationship has had on Fort McKay First Nation.

Featured Projects

Kihew Waciston Indigenous Centre

Kihew Waciston Indigenous Centre

The kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre located at MacEwan University, is a new space on the growing downtown Edmonton campus.
Fort McKay Youth Centre

Fort McKay Youth Centre

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Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples

Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples

The Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton, Alberta, holds significant historical and cultural importance to the community. The ...
Salt River First Nation Multipurpose Facility

Salt River First Nation Multipurpose Facility

The Salt River First Nation Multipurpose facility was designed and constructed to provide an iconic feature on the main street, which reflects the ...
Red Crow Community College

Red Crow Community College

Red Crow Community College, located on the Kainai First Nation on the Blood Reserve in Southern Alberta is a pioneering post-secondary institution. ...
Crowfoot School

Crowfoot School

Clark Builders constructed the Siksika Crowfoot Elementary School, featuring cultural elements and cost-saving options, with a steel frame, concrete ...