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Indigenous Affairs

Aecon is dedicated to a comprehensive, collaborative, Canada-wide approach to Indigenous engagement.

Aecon’s Indigenous Strategy supports the inclusion, engagement and participation of Indigenous communities by:

  • Acting as a responsible and respectful business partner
  • Working side by side with community leaders and members
  • Creating and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships
With over 40 partnerships across the country, Aecon is dedicated to a collaborative and inclusive approach coast to coast.
Aecon workers building pipeline.

Aecon builds relationships with Indigenous communities on a foundation of trust, respect, and understanding through our inclusive approach:

noun_Handshake_1675208Facilitating partnerships between Aecon and Indigenous organizations and businesses, including joint ventures and strategic alliances

noun_training_2394153Establishing employment, education, training and apprenticeship opportunities for Indigenous Peoples

noun_Community_2023351Actively developing an awareness of Indigenous culture across Aecon

noun_environment_122246Understanding the potential impact of Aecon’s business operations on Indigenous communities


We are formally committed to a number of defined principles which are outlined in our Indigenous Engagement Program.

We take pride in creating meaningful and lasting economic benefits in the communities in which we operate.
 John M. Beck, Founder and Executive Chairman, Aecon Group Inc.



Aecon Six Nations (A6N)


Aecon-Six Nations (A6N) is a successful joint venture between Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and Aecon.

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Remote Training RTC

Aecon's First Remote Training Centre in Neskantaga


Aecon, in collaboration with the Matawa First Nations’ Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services (KKETS), led the Remote Training Centre project team comprised of ATCO Structures & Logistics, Bell Canada, Cisco Canada, Galaxy Broadband Communications, Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario and Confederation College.

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Apollo Gold

Apollo Gold Overburden Stripping

Matheson, Ontario

This project in Matheson, Ontario was a Wahgoshig-Alarie Joint Venture (WAJV). Wahgoshig is an Indigenous Community located 35 km from the job site.

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Cree Cultural Centre Construction

Cree Cultural Centre

Oujé-Bougoumou, Quebec

Aecon, in partnership with the Cree community in Oujé-Bougoumou, Quebec, built the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute.

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Kashechewan Ring Dyke Stabilization

Kashechewan, Ontario

This project in Kashechewan, Ontario involved the installation of fill materials and owner-supplied concrete erosion protection units to stabilize 640m of riverbank along the Albany River.

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Mikisew Aecon LP Logo

Mikisew Aecon Limited Partnership

Fort McMurray, Alberta

A joint venture between Aecon (49%) and Mikisew Group of Companies (Mikisew Cree First Nation) (51%).

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Moose Deer

Moose Deer Point – Water Treatment Plant, Water Tower and Distribution

MacTier, Ontario

This project in MacTier, Ontario consisted of constructing an 11L/S sand filter water treatment, an elevated composite water storage tank with 580-cubic metre capacity, more than 9,000LM of HDPE watermain (150mm to 300mm diameter) and 83 services, totalling approximately 3,000LM.

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Victor Mine Development, Concrete Package

Attawapiskat, Ontario

This project near Attawapiskat, Ontario was a joint venture between Aecon Mining (previously Leo Alarie and Sons Limited) and Greg Koostachin, a local Attawapiskat First Nations business.

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Bill Clarke
Vice President
Business Development and
Indigenous Affairs
416-297-2600 x3774