On May 28, 2021, Trans Mountain attended the Resource Works’ virtual Indigenous Partnerships Success Showcase. The showcase provided a platform for Indigenous communities and their enterprise partners to share practical guidance on working together, in common purpose, for shared success.

At the showcase, Ryan McFadden, Director, Indigenous Business and Commercial Relations for Trans Mountain, and Ron Lampreau, Councillor for Simpcw First Nation, spoke in a duet discussing our strong partnership.

Trans Mountain’s and Simpcw’s partnership came about in 2007 when the Simpcw Resources Group became involved with Trans Mountain’s Anchor Loop project, and they remain heavily involved in the current Expansion Project today. Ryan and Ron both agree that committing time and resources to respectful collaborative dialogue and engagement at all levels of the organization are important components to building and maintaining a long-term partnership like this.

Ron has seen the impact of the relationship Simpcw shares with Trans Mountain firsthand in his community – from construction of a new firehall and emergency response centre, to increases in employment and job opportunities.

Trans Mountain and Simpcw continue to strive to be a leading example of a strong relationship for others in the industry to follow.