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Our Land, Our Future: National Summit on Indigenous Youth and Natural Resource DevelopmentNov 21–22, 2017 Calgary

Thank you to all our generous sponsors and youth program supporters for their contribution to our 2017 event! To learn more about exclusive sponsor benefits, please contact Stefan Fournier at 613-526-3090 x449 or by e-mail, or visit our Sponsorship Benefits page.


Natural Resources Canada logo

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada's natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada's natural resources products. We are an established leader in science and technology in the fields of energy, forests, and minerals and metals and use our expertise in earth sciences to build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of our landmass. NRCan is committed to promoting Indigenous participation in the natural resources sectors across Canada by encouraging dialogue and sharing information to support partnerships and capacity building.


Founded in 1957, Pacific Western Transportation is the largest privately-owned people transportation company in Canada. Today PWT offers comprehensive transportation services and solutions across the country. The varied operations are unified by a company-wide commitment to the Core Values first established by our founder R.B. Colborne. At the heart of these core values is an unwavering dedication to customer service and safety, as supported by the Safely Home brand. At PWT, Our People are our greatest asset. After all, it’s our people who safely transport our passengers to where they need to be. PWT’s employees bring the Core Values to life, day in and day out.

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) logo

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)'s profile coming soon.


At Enbridge, we exist to help fuel the quality of life for millions of people across North America. Whether it’s oil, gas or renewable power, our North American energy network connects millions of people with the energy that fuels everything they do, every day. In just over 65 years, Enbridge has become a North American leader in energy delivery by connecting people to the energy they need— safely and responsibly. Through our community investment program, we help to fuel quality of life within communities where we work and operate in North America, and we do this by partnering with organizations that champion solutions for safety, environmental and social issues.

ESDC Canada logo

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is the department of the Government of Canada responsible for developing, managing and delivering social programs and services. ESDC's mission is to build a stronger and more competitive Canada, to support Canadians in making choices that help them live productive and rewarding lives, and to improve Canadians' quality of life. ESDC is the fourth-largest department within the Government of Canada, after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the department of National Defence, and the Canada Revenue Agency. In very tangible ways, our employees touch the lives of Canadians across the entire country—our operations span Canada, with more than 65 percent of our employees working outside of the National Capital Region.

NRStor Remote Communities & Mines logo

NRStor Remote Communities & Mines partners with forward thinking Indigenous communities and mines to develop energy storage projects and renewable micro-grids reducing diesel usage, CO2 emissions, and costs.

Indian Oil and Gas Canada - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada logo

Indian Oil and Gas Canada - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada's profile coming soon.

Banff Centre logo

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus - artists, leaders, and thinkers - to unleash their creative potential and realize their unique contribution to society through cross-disciplinary learning opportunities, world-class performances, and public outreach.

FP Innovations logo

FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world-leading R&D institute that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector's global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners. It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate, and deliver state-of-the-art solutions for every area of the sector's value chain, from forest operations to consumer and industrial products. Its R&D laboratories are located in Quebec, Montreal, and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada.

Sponsors and Youth Program

Cenovus Energy Inc. logo

Cenovus Energy Inc. is a Canadian integrated oil company. It is committed to applying fresh, progressive thinking to safely and responsibly unlock energy resources the world needs. Operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, which use specialized methods to drill and pump the oil to the surface, and natural gas and oil production in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The company also has 50% ownership in two U.S. refineries.

Youth Program

BC Hydro logo

BC Hydro is a Crown corporation, owned by the government and people of British Columbia. It's our job to generate, and to purchase, reliable, affordable electricity for our customers

Hydro One logo

Hydro One Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited, Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with more than 1.3 million valued customers, $25 billion in assets and annual revenues of over $6.5 billion. Our team of 5,500 skilled and dedicated employees proudly and safely serves suburban, rural and remote communities across Ontario through our 30,000 circuit km high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit km primary distribution networks. Hydro One is committed to the communities we serve, and has been rated as the top utility in Canada for its corporate citizenship, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. We are one of only four utility companies in Canada to achieve the Sustainable Energy Company designation from the Canadian Electrical Association. We also provide advanced broadband telecommunications services on a wholesale basis utilizing our extensive fibre optic network. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H). For more information about everything Hydro One, please visit

kinder morgan canada

Kinder Morgan Canada is comprised of pipeline systems and terminal facilities in Western Canada and Washington State, including the Trans Mountain Pipeline. In 2016, the Government of Canada approved the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain Expansion Project, subject to 157 Conditions from the National Energy Board; the expanded pipeline is expected to be in service in 2019.

Stantec logo

We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across 6 continents. Our work-engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, construction services, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through to design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, decommissioning, and remediation-begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit our website or find us on social media

Teck Resources Limited logo

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with business units focused on steelmaking coal, copper, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, we own or have an interest in 12 mines, one large metallurgical complex, and several major development projects in Canada, the United States, Chile and Peru. We have expertise across a wide range of activities related to exploration, development, mining and minerals processing, including smelting and refining, safety, environmental protection, materials stewardship, recycling and research.

Union Gas logo

Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017, is an Enbridge company with assets of $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit ourwebsite or find us on Twitter , Facebook, and YouTube.

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