Indigenous Relations Policy
REMCAN is committed to building positive, respectful and sustainable relationships with Indigenous communities across Canada. Through its ongoing work in these communities, REMCAN will continue to promote employment opportunities, which includes a focus on pre-employment training, identifying possible business ventures or partnerships, and increase overall employee knowledge, cultural awareness, and understanding through community engagement. Our goal is to have all REMCAN employees be able to recognize the traditions, the distinctiveness, and diversity of all communities, and the importance of building mutually respectful relationships using open and honest communication.
Strengthening Our Indigenous Engagement
As REMCAN continues our journey of indigenous cultural awareness, we realized that a large part of our fiber is the importance of community and the need for us to strengthen our engagement within the Indigenous culture. Because of this, we worked with Pictographic Creative, a subsidiary of Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group, the economic arm of Kwantlen First Nation to design an Indigenous Relations logo. Through a multi-layered reflective process, the spiritual symbol of a drum was chosen by our company. We designed a logo that would represent our employees and be respectful of the communities where we work. The logo’s circular form represents a drum; the sound produced is reminiscent of a heartbeat that facilitates healing and realignment to our mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical selves. The logo also acknowledges the importance of community and inclusiveness within Indigenous culture.
Steps we take to develop mutually beneficial and respectful relationships with Indigenous communities:
Building Lasting Relationships One Conversation at a Time
At REMCAN, we strive to create more opportunities for Indigenous people to develop a more inclusive workforce and promote sustainability in all the communities where we work. REMCAN acknowledges the need to continue to be a good corporate neighbour in adapting our policies and programs to meet the changing needs and evolving priorities of the various Indigenous communities where we work.