Community & Indigenous Engagement

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Teck prides itself on the strong relationships we build with communities. We understand the importance of engaging, sharing information, and collaborating with local residents to protect the area’s resources, generate economic benefits, and support healthy and sustainable communities.

Community engagement is a fundamental part of the environmental assessment process, and there will be numerous opportunities to review Project materials and provide comments to the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO) and Teck.

The Fording River Extension (FRX) is in the early engagement phase. Your feedback is important, and it will help us define specific components of the Project as it takes shape.

Visit our website to learn more about Teck’s approach to Communities and Indigenous Peoples.


Indigenous Engagement & Participation

Teck has developed a strong relationship with the Indigenous Peoples in the Elk Valley for well over a decade, and we have an Impact Management and Benefits Agreement with the Ktunaxa Nation, which establishes long-term benefits for the Ktunaxa people and increased certainty around sustainable mining development in the region. These relationships have helped cultivate a number of successful initiatives in the region. For FRX, the early engagement phase is an opportunity to share information about the Project and hear from Indigenous Peoples about their interests in the area.

Indigenous knowledge, and respect for Indigenous rights and reconciliation, will be an important source of information for further design and environmental assessment.


Indigenous Knowledge & Project Design

Indigenous Peoples have unique knowledge about the local environment due to their long and close relationship with the land. This Indigenous knowledge can have an important role in Project planning, design, and environmental assessment. The incorporation of Indigenous knowledge also helps ensure that Indigenous Peoples are included in decision-making processes, and that key environmental, social or cultural issues are identified and addressed early in the planning process.

Indigenous knowledge can be gathered using participatory tools, including mapping exercises, and in group discussions or story telling exercises. Indigenous knowledge can also be gathered on the land, by having knowledge holders visit the project site or participate in field studies. Ultimately, the methods used to gather, document and use Indigenous knowledge will be determined in close collaboration with the Indigenous Peoples themselves, and planned throughout Project development.


Get Involved

Fording River Extension is currently under review by both the BC and federal governments. We are reviewing all comments received in the initial public comment periods and working with the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO) and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) to provide responses.

As the Project advances through the regulatory process, Teck invites your comments and feedback on the Project. You can do so by:

Feedback can be anonymous. If you leave your contact details, we will respond directly to you.

Teck prides itself on the strong relationships we build with communities. We understand the importance of engaging, sharing information, and collaborating with local residents to protect the area’s resources, generate economic benefits, and support healthy and sustainable communities.

Community engagement is a fundamental part of the environmental assessment process, and there will be numerous opportunities to review Project materials and provide comments to the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO) and Teck.

The Fording River Extension (FRX) is in the early engagement phase. Your feedback is important, and it will help us define specific components of the Project as it takes shape.

Visit our website to learn more about Teck’s approach to Communities and Indigenous Peoples.


Indigenous Engagement & Participation

Teck has developed a strong relationship with the Indigenous Peoples in the Elk Valley for well over a decade, and we have an Impact Management and Benefits Agreement with the Ktunaxa Nation, which establishes long-term benefits for the Ktunaxa people and increased certainty around sustainable mining development in the region. These relationships have helped cultivate a number of successful initiatives in the region. For FRX, the early engagement phase is an opportunity to share information about the Project and hear from Indigenous Peoples about their interests in the area.

Indigenous knowledge, and respect for Indigenous rights and reconciliation, will be an important source of information for further design and environmental assessment.


Indigenous Knowledge & Project Design

Indigenous Peoples have unique knowledge about the local environment due to their long and close relationship with the land. This Indigenous knowledge can have an important role in Project planning, design, and environmental assessment. The incorporation of Indigenous knowledge also helps ensure that Indigenous Peoples are included in decision-making processes, and that key environmental, social or cultural issues are identified and addressed early in the planning process.

Indigenous knowledge can be gathered using participatory tools, including mapping exercises, and in group discussions or story telling exercises. Indigenous knowledge can also be gathered on the land, by having knowledge holders visit the project site or participate in field studies. Ultimately, the methods used to gather, document and use Indigenous knowledge will be determined in close collaboration with the Indigenous Peoples themselves, and planned throughout Project development.


Get Involved

Fording River Extension is currently under review by both the BC and federal governments. We are reviewing all comments received in the initial public comment periods and working with the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO) and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) to provide responses.

As the Project advances through the regulatory process, Teck invites your comments and feedback on the Project. You can do so by:

Feedback can be anonymous. If you leave your contact details, we will respond directly to you.

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