NewGold – Blackwater Mine Project, and New Afton Mine
Arbutus is providing strategic counsel and support for engagement and consultation on development of the Blackwater Mine Project located in central BC.
As New Afton Mine moved into production, Arbutus provided support to maximize the local business opportunities available from the project. www.newgold.com/Properties/Projects/NewAfton/default.aspx
Anglo American: Peace River Coal
Arbutus contributed to development of a mine permit application for the Roman Project located in north eastern BC. www.peacerivercoal.com
Metal Mountain Resources
Arbutus has been retained to support negotiation of a project agreement (IBA) with a local First Nation for the Dome Mountain Mine. www.metalmountainresources.com
Arbutus is providing strategic counsel and support for development of the Tulsequah Chief Mine Project located in northwest BC. In addition to consultation, community engagement, government relations and permitting, we are supporting discussions between the Taku River Tlingit First Nation and Chieftain Metals on a detailed review of access options for the project and to reach a negotiated project agreement.
Cliffs Natural Resources/First Point Minerals
Arbutus is supporting community/stakeholder and government relations, Aboriginal engagement and permitting on a mineral exploration project in north central British Columbia; and corporate policy development for Cliffs Natural Resources’ Global Sustainability group.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Arbutus is providing support on community, Aboriginal and government relations on the Giant Nickel All Season Resort Project.
KGHM Ajax/Abacus Mining
As the Ajax project, located near Kamloops, progresses to mine development permitting, Arbutus is providing strategic counsel and technical services for the environmental assessment, Aboriginal engagement/consultation, and negotiation of various agreements to support continued positive working relationships between the company and area First Nations.
Arbutus is assisting Endurance Gold with community and Aboriginal engagement in the Yukon.
Brixton Metals Corp
Arbutus is supporting Aboriginal engagement and consultation on mineral exploration on the Thorn project in northwest British Columbia.
Gold Fields Exploration
Arbutus is supporting Aboriginal engagement and consultation on early exploration in British Columbia.
Arbutus supported senior management and operations in the creation of a Sustainability Plan for the Mount Milligan mine that includes a unique Community Sustainability Committee, and on Aboriginal and public consultation for the project, which is now owned by Thompson Creek Metals.
Brookfield Renewable Power
Arbutus managed Aboriginal engagement and consultation for nine run-of-river and wind power projects in British Columbia and provided counsel to corporate offices in Vancouver and Toronto on Aboriginal relations.
Arbutus provided support for the consultation process to create and approve Lil’wat Nation’s business development plan.
BC Ferry Services Inc.
Arbutus assisted with the creation and implementation of a First Nations Consultation Policy & Process and an Aboriginal Business Development Strategy to support the restructured corporation’s master and capital planning, and to engage First Nations in economic opportunities related to both the projects and ongoing maintenance. Arbutus managed Aboriginal consultation on the re-development of eleven ferry terminal projects.
BC Transmission Corporation
Arbutus provided counsel for establishing a new Aboriginal Relations Program, including Board approval for a corporate policy & procedures; Aboriginal engagement/consultation, business development and employment programs to support BCTC’s project and ongoing operational activities. As a member of the project team, we contributed to the design and implementation of Public Consultation and Aboriginal Consultation plans for Integrated Electricity Planning, the Northwest Transmission Line and the Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission project.
Kinder Morgan Canada Inc.
Arbutus prepared an Aboriginal community benefits strategy for the proposed twinning of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline from Northern Alberta to Burnaby.
Port Metro Vancouver
Arbutus advised and assists VPA with its Aboriginal Relations Strategy in support of project and operational needs in the Lower Mainland.
Minerva Foundation for BC Women
Arbutus conducted a needs assessment (including regional consultations) and managed a project to partner with Aboriginal women leaders to develop a range of leadership, mentoring and educational programs. Called ‘Combining our Strength’, the set of programs has attracted substantial support from Aboriginal leaders, industry and government.
Industry Council for Aboriginal Business
Represented by major corporations and aboriginal business organizations, the ICAB was created to increase economic opportunity by fostering successful working relationships between industry and aboriginal business. Arbutus led the initial planning phases of the ICAB, prepared Making the Grade A Guide to Success for Corporate-Aboriginal Initiatives, and conducted workshops on corporate-Aboriginal partnerships.
Arbutus developed an Aboriginal engagement strategy for a Vancouver Island operation of Catalyst Paper.