Support to Indigenous Peoples
Alignment and Inclusiveness
Equinox has a very comprehensive program for Aboriginal policies, support, and engagement including annual investment directly into the indigenous community, procurement policies to identify and include indigenous businesses within bidding activities, to encourage and monitor inclusion of Indigenous businesses by sub-contractors. At Equinox we strive for inclusion of Indigenous partners at all levels including early-stage planning, capacity support strategy, and development of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies.
Through mutual consultation we seek to maintain ESG policies that enhance alignment with Indigenous values and goals, and drive beneficial outcomes for all parties. We believe ESG policy development should always be inclusive, and are committed to ongoing dialog with Indigenous partners.
Capacity Support and Consultation
One of the top priorities cited by Indigenous stakeholders is increased capacity support. At Equinox we are committed to processes that generate growth and opportunity for Indigenous communities, partnerships, and individuals. We understand the need for meaningful engagement and growth, and embrace the process of ongoing learning and improvement. At Equinox we embrace processes that enhance Indigenous consultation and capacity support.
Educational opportunities are an important stepping stone in professional development, at Equinox we provide scholarships for Indigenous students at the University of Calgary designed to empower and support upcoming talent. We encourage Indigenous candidates to our engineering and technical roles, and actively employ career sites such as Indigenous Link to identify applicants. We also provide an easy mechanism for new applicants to voluntarily self disclose Indigenous heritage.