Over the past 30 years, Canada has increasingly become a proving ground for major project agreements (MPAs) between Indigenous communities and natural resources sector companies. Today, corporate and Indigenous community leaders alike emphasize the importance of having MPAs to build trust, improve certainty, and establish joint economic development opportunities.
Finding the Win-Win in Major Project Agreements: Lessons From Indigenous Groups and Industry Proponents documents the building blocks of effective MPAs in Canada. Drawing on a national cross-section of cases from mining and energy sectors, the report highlights the smart practices that have produced effective MPAs in Canada.
In particular, the report provides practical advice for industry proponents and Indigenous groups on how to improve their relationships and produce better results at different stages of an MPA, from early stage negotiations to long-term implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.