“Laureen Whyte (Arbutus Consulting Ltd) was engaged by Terrane Metals Corporation in several aspects of Sustainability planning for the advancement of the Mt Milligan Mine Project. In addition to Aboriginal Engagement and strategy, she provided advice and direction to facilitate effective community relations for the project. She also assisted Terrane Metals Executive in the formulation and implementation of Terrane’s Corporate Sustainability approach, carefully balancing the priorities of the perspective of Terrane shareholders, Board of Directors, Senior Management and staff, First Nations, Stakeholders and Government regulators. Her assistance to Terrane Metals was highly effective, and provided for a positive reception of the project, ultimately resulting in project approval and construction. Her personal and business conduct was and is, characterized by professionalism and full commitment to her clientele, coupled with significant expertise in sustainability planning and effective First Nations and community engagement.”
Glen W Wonders, BScF, RPF, MBA
Former Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Terrane Metals Corporation
“Laureen Whyte and Arbutus consulting has been of very material value to First Point Minerals in our exploration activities in British Columbia. Laureen's broad knowledge, extensive experience, and solid advice have been of great assistance to us in the areas of community relations and corporate social responsibility in particular. This is very much appreciated. Laureen is also great fun to work with and we look forward to continuing the association.”
Dr. Peter M D Bradshaw
Chairman, First Point Minerals Inc.
Arbutus Consulting has been a key resource to our BC Ferries team in the upgrading of over 40 ferry terminals in our service area. Laureen’s knowledge and understanding of First Nations, combined with her professional approach to constructive dialogue with stakeholders have helped us to secure the timely support we’ve needed to succeed with advancing the terminal improvements. Thank you Laureen!
Vice President, Terminal Operations BC Ferries
"Laureen Whyte of Arbutus Consulting clearly understands what it takes for business and Aboriginal organizations to succeed in their relationship-building and development objectives. Laureen ’s wealth of experience in working with Aboriginal communities and the gas industry enables her to deliver analysis and strategic advice that has been very meaningful and immediately useful."
Aboriginal Relations Manager, Terasen Gas