Indigenous Agreements: The Path to Partnership & Project Building

Indigenous Agreements: The Path to Partnership & Project Building


Indigenous engagement, partnership, and consent have become vital to getting projects built and “de-risking” permitted projects.

This session walks through the different stages of “consultation” to assist in developing effective integrated corporate policies and aims to better prepare companies and contractors for planning and budgeting. 

In this 1.5-hour session, we will cover the following:

  • Introduction – Constitutional & Regulatory Landscape
    • Current requirements
    • Changing the face of Corporate Engagement
  • Memorandum of Understanding
    • What is it?
    • How to start the process and what to expect
  • Capacity funding
    • What is it?
    • What does it cover?
    • Examples
  • Impact Benefits Agreements
    • The components
    • Timelines/Milestones
    • Examples
  • What does this mean for contractors?
    • The challenges
    • Importance and continuous and long-term Indigenous relationships

At the end of the session, there will be a short Q&A session with the presenters.  If you would like to pre-submit your questions, please send them to


Delivery Method: Virtual Session – Zoom Webinar

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and a digital certificate upon completion. 


There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Technical Requirements

  1. Computer or laptop 

    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cellphones may not be adequate. 

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS  

  1. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.  

  1. A quiet space with minimal distractions - microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.    

  1. Comfortable chair