Balanced relationships

Early issue identification

Long-term mutual benefits

Predictable social outcomes

Overcoming project challenges through diversity and collaboration

It has never been more important for our clients to work collaboratively with their host communities and truly engage with the people who live in them. As development projects reach further out, pushing into more remote and difficult-to-access areas, positive relationships need to be established with affected communities from the start, and fostered through to completion and beyond. Failing to do so will challenge the costs and schedule of projects. You need genuine strategies and execution support to facilitate meaningful participation of Indigenous in your projects.

How we engage

Sustaining your business requires understanding every challenge that you face. At Hatch, we believe that starts with understanding your stakeholders, coupled with effective stakeholder management. Hatch has unprecedented expertise delivering energy, infrastructure, and mining projects with the inclusion of traditional Indigenous knowledge, active community participation, and socioeconomic inclusion opportunities. Our services include:

  • Indigenous consultation and stakeholder engagement
  • Social risk analysis
  • Workforce and business capacity assessments and planning
  • Impact-Benefit Agreement (IBA) negotiation
  • Indigenous training and capacity building plans

What are the benefits of Indigenous engagement?

Transform your clients’ relationships with Indigenous communities while reducing social risk on projects, adhering to all legal, environmental, and regulatory requirements, and embarking on a mutually beneficial partnership.

Hatch holds the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) bronze certification from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB).


Chelsie Klassen Global Director

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Despite its immeasurable worth, languages worldwide are disappearing–quickly. It’s estimated that every two weeks an Indigenous language “falls off the map”. And of the almost 7,000 languages in the world, many of them have Indigenous origins. With the loss of languages comes the risk of losing culture and diversity–a risk we can’t afford.
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