It’s the foundation of any good relationship, and is cultivated with every handshake and conversation.

Trust is not something you take for granted; you earn it by making good on your commitments, and doing what’s best for not only yourself but also your partners. Without it, the foundation of strong relationships cannot take root and flourish.

Over its 13-year history, Bruce Power has reached out to Aboriginal communities, collaborating on important agreements that signify an unwavering commitment to communicate, respect and learn about each other’s values, and continuously improve our growing relationship.

We are truly in the beginning stages of what we hope will always be a mutually beneficial partnership with Aboriginal peoples, and have made great gains in the past 18 months through the hiring of a First Nations and Métis Relations manager and embarking on a hiring program that will benefit Aboriginal people with the stability, health care opportunities, prosperity and growth that comes with full-time employment at our facility.

We are also focused on maintaining and enhancing open and honest dialogue with our First Nation and Métis partners with a focus on communicating the company’s plans, seeking paths that benefit all parties, and enhancing our already-strong environmental practices to ensure the safety of the land, water and natural resources so integral to our Aboriginal communities.

Bruce Power is committed to reinforcing the bridges that connect us to the First Nations and Métis people and look forward to strengthening our burgeoning relationship in the decades to come.