Enhancing Our Outreach to Aboriginal Communities

by ecnationtalk on January 6, 20151386 Views

January 05 2015

— by David Lindsay, President and CEO, FPAC

There was an Aboriginal theme to our work around FPAC over the past few weeks as 2014 came to a close.  We presented two Aboriginal awards and staff engaged in a very informative Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training session in the office.

Given the rural and remote location of much of our forest activity, it is not surprising that the forest products industry is one of the largest employers of First Nations in Canada.  It is estimated that between 70 and 80 percent of Canada’s Indigenous population live close to forestry operations.

The attached chart is based on data from the 2006 census.  It shows that in many parts of the country the forest sector employees almost twice as many Aboriginal workers compared to their representation in the provincial workforce.

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