Partnering with Indigenous Communities | Building Beneficial and Sustainable Partnerships

APRIL 27 /

What does a successful partnership look like? It is caring about the interests and goals of each other and finding opportunities that benefit each partner.

For the last 14 years, Tervita and Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation have been working together at our Janvier Landfill. Together we make a positive impact on the economic and social interests of the Nation and meet the needs of our customers in the area.

Janvier is a small hamlet in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and is connected with the Janvier 194 reserve. We understand that trust, respect and supporting one another are vital attributes to being part of the communities in which we operate. 

The opportunities for Tervita to partner with companies and members of the community have continued to expand. Over the years we have developed mutually beneficial partnerships with the community of Chipewyan Prairie and with Chipewyan Prairie-owned and Chipewyan Prairie member-owned companies who provide key services to our Janvier Landfill. These include:

TDN Contracting is the independent business entity of the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation, who we use for equipment rentals, material hauling (predominately Leachate) & handling, and road & grounds services. We also employ a full-time contract dozer operator who we have worked with for more than three years. We work through TDN to contract tradespeople and hiring new team members at our local facilities.

D. Jean Enterprise Ltd. which is owned and operated by a local member of the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation and supports much of our operational water and wastewater hauling needs.

Tervita is proud of our partnerships and the value of having local trusted suppliers to support our operations.

Each year we sponsor the Nation’s charitable and developmental events, including golf tournaments, tradeshows and career fairs. Our team members are always looking for new ways to support community events, local schools and the environment in the area.

At Tervita, We Care about the communities that we live, work and operate in. We are Proud to support collective goals and be an active participant in the community and value the knowledge, expertise and commitment that the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation brings to this partnership.

Tervita is a proud member of the NOHA Group of Companies. Noha is the independent business entity of the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation.