Community Connections: Compliance Management and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
Aboriginal communities in Canada have deep cultural histories, with traditional values, laws, and identities that are important to community members and those working with them. Developing an understanding and respect for these histories is a crucial prerequisite to working effectively with Aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal communities and the companies who work with them or for them need practical solutions for building stronger and more transparent relationships.
Given the important and growing role Aboriginal peoples play in Canada’s economy, ComplyWorks has been developing a system that helps both communities and corporations collaborate. We started with a series of pilot projects in British Columbia that are using compliance management to help communities manage their own economic affairs, while providing a transparent platform for corporations to build better relationships with the communities they operate in. We sat down with Dr. Justin Bull, our Director of Aboriginal Business Solutions, and asked him some questions about Aboriginal communities and compliance management, as well as how the pilot projects are going so far.
The response from communities has been great. They see tremendous value in using a third-party system for tracking contractors, relationships with industry partners, and activities on their traditional territories.
What is Aboriginal compliance management?
What have you done so far to incorporate compliance management into Aboriginal communities?
How can compliance management benefit Aboriginal communities?
What is an example of compliance management in Aboriginal communities?
Cultural awareness and sensitivity training are two topics that come up often when working with Aboriginal communities. What role do these play in compliance management?
Do corporations realize and acknowledge the importance of being culturally aware?
How else is the corporate sector able to use compliance management to improve their Aboriginal engagement efforts?
Join Dr. Justin Bull on June 16, 2015 10:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM MDT / 1:00 PM EDT to explore this topic on a more in-depth level in our free Learning Series webinar: Building Strong Relationships with Aboriginal Communities in Canada.REGISTER NOW >