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January 2022 Virtual Session: Indigenous Procurement Policy and Engagement in the Construction Industry

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022
  • 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Zoom

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Indigenous communities have always participated in the economies of their traditional territories. With the growing understanding of reconciliation and the introduction of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, Indigenous procurement and engagement are becoming more prevalent in the construction industry than ever before. Companies in every sector are seeing the benefits of collaboration to include relationship building, access to new opportunities, meeting corporate responsibilities goals, increased public relations, access to employment sources and much more. This virtual event will bring together representatives and leaders of several different areas of British Columbia infrastructure to discuss how their policies and efforts are aiming to facilitate more involvement of local indigenous communities and entrepreneurs. In addition, they will also touch on upcoming projects that will encourage collaboration and engagement. Don't miss this diverse panel discussion that will provide you with a greater understanding of the changes happening in the bidding process and evaluation criteria of large project development in British Columbia. 

Meet our speakers:

Jeff Spruston, P.Eng., Project Co Representative, Broadway Subway Project.  Mr. Spruston has over 30 years of experience in the design and project management of large infrastructure projects, including airports, water treatment, and transportation.  Jeff appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the success of important infrastructure for the region and looks for successful project outcomes for all parties. Visit Jeff's LinkedIn profile for more information.