QUADRA PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES ON MINING PROJECTS
Quadra is a strong supporter of social and economic development in the First Nations communities where it operates.
Our Mission is to promote, strengthen and enhance the participation of Indigenous People in the industries we serve. This is achieved by fostering mutually beneficial and sustainable business relationships which reinforces meaningful engagement, capacity building and development of social economic opportunities.
Quadra is a strong supporter of social and economic development in the First Nations communities where it operates. Through shared revenue agreements and capacity building initiatives, like support for education and infrastructure development, we aim to support these communities to maximize the opportunities brought forth by resources development projects.
Shared Benefit Agreements
We currently have shared benefits agreements with the Selkirk First Nations (YK) for the Minto Mine project, and the Big Grassy First Nations (ON) for the Rainy River Mine project. To further our engagement with the Big Grassy First Nation on economic and community development, through training, education, employment opportunities and partnerships, Quadra’s Director of Logistics sits on the board of the logistics company for which Big Grassy provides services to New Gold Rainy River.
In 2017, Quadra partnered with Yo Bro Yo Girl to open their first chapter in a First Nation Community: the Tsawwassen First Nations in Delta (BC), on whose territory our Delta office is. Yo Bro Yo Girl is a Vancouver based youth Initiative that was started in 2009 as an outreach program for youth at risk of involvement in drugs, violence and gangs. Yo Bro Yo Girl’s unique strength-based programs are designed to motivate and equip youth with the tools and resiliency to avoid drugs and violence, pursue education, and set positive goals for the future. With proven program success and rising community demand, Yo Bro Yo now serves 950 at risk youth in 9 schools across 3 school districts – Surrey, Vancouver and Chilliwack.
Quadra is an active member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), the only national organization committed to Aboriginal business. It is a member-based organization.