Yukon Energy recognized for commitment to First Nations relations
By Renée Francoeur
July 15, 2016 – The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) has recognized Yukon Energy for its commitment to Yukon First Nations governments, businesses and communities, awarding the organization Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Committed certification.
“We invest significant resources into building and maintaining relations with the First Nations community in the territory,” Yukon Energy president Andrew Hall said. “In pursuing this certification, we were required to show success in four key areas: employment, business development, community investment, and community engagement.”
The award demonstrates to First Nations that Yukon Energy is “committed to benchmarking our efforts and performance against best practices contained in the PAR certification program,” Hall added.
CCAB says its PAR program is one of the few around the world that focuses on aboriginal relations.