The Samuel Group of Companies is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, on the traditional unceded Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. We also maintain offices on the traditional and unceded Territories of the Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqiyik Nations. We acknowledge the original inhabitants of the land of Canada on which we now live and work and honour our ongoing historical relationships—past, present, and future—with all Indigenous peoples.
We develop vetted structures to bring qualified business and economic opportunities to Indigenous communities with an eye on the Government of Canada’s plans to implement a 5% Indigenous procurement requirement for all federal agencies and departments.
Through consultations with our Indigenous partners at Millbrook First Nation and community liaisons, the Samuel Group of Companies has created a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which will inform our corporate activities and initiatives throughout the 2022 to 2025 business years. Moving forward, we will periodically update and renew the RAP to align it with the national reconciliation agenda.
We will work with Indigenous communities and organizations with an emphasis on enhancing relationships, scaling capacity, and deepening trust through economic development and Indigenous employment opportunities.
Through dedicated internship programs and partnered arrangements, we will foster real-world skills-building exercises and knowledge transfer to and from Indigenous youth to develop the economic potential of the future workforce.
In our industry events to strengthen the Canada-Indigenous intercultural bridge.
The Samuel Group of Companies is committed to advancing the reconciliation process of history, culture, community, and commerce between our organization and the Indigenous peoples of this land for generations to come. We do so by
Advising companies on written Indigenous engagement policy, including Indigenous employment, use of Indigenous suppliers, support for training programs or other practical Indigenous engagement measures; with First Nations bands.
Organizing community-building events such as site visits, workshops, mentoring, information sessions and job fairs with Indigenous partners at Samuel Associates Headquarters and local communities
Creating and/or administering internship or co-op programs for Indigenous peoples and youth, namely the Internship in Strategic Consultancy for Indigenous Peoples (ISCIP)
Assist companies in partnering with Indigenous-owned or operated businesses for professional services and or contracting support
Assist organization with outreach to First Nations and Indigenous bands to introduce potential avenues of academic research and development and government relations collaboration
Attend, sponsor, or help organize Indigenous community events on and off local reservations.