Indigenous and Community Engagement (ICE) Inc. is a 100% Indigenous-owned consulting firm that started in 2015. We are dedicated to the sustainable socio-economic development of Indigenous peoples. We are guided by Indigenous values and principles of reconciliation with one goal in mind—to improve the quality of life for Indigenous Nations through socio-economic, community, and project development. We work with government, corporate, and Indigenous clients to support informed decision-making, shared outcomes, and mutual benefits.
VISION, MISSION AND VALUES
Vision – Our vision is to be the preferred partner for Indigenous-focused services in Canada Mission – Our mission is to deliver socio-economic change through reconciliation efforts Core Values – Indigenous-Centre / Reconcili-Action / Land Stewardship / Reciprocity / Respect
How We Help
Collaboration is a fundamental aspect of our approach at Indigenous and Community Engagement. By working closely with our clients and incorporating Indigenous values and the principles of reconciliation, we develop tailored solutions that promote sustainable socio-economic development for Indigenous Peoples.
Our team is a combination of Indigenous and ally professionals with experience in designing, developing, and delivering a range of services for Indigenous Nations, communities and organizations, as well as Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments and private sector including Industry and utilities. We offer a range of services to support clients that creates collaborative working relationships and mutually beneficial outcomes. We have experience in working in broadband, energy, mining, transportation, and more.
What We Do
Indigenous Engagement, Communication and Consultation
We co-develop and deliver consultation and engagement plans to support Indigenous community voices by aligning project mandates with community goals, aspirations and needs.
STRATEGIC PLANNING, BUSINESS PLANS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
Supporting preparation of business plans and economic development strategies including support for developing partnerships, capacity assessment, training and Corporate Governance. Helping clients navigate complex regulatory environments by identifying challenges, forging productive relationships and supporting informed decision-making.
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE, LAND USE AND OCCUPANCY
Community-Based Social Research
Helping clients make informed decisions by producing insightful analyses of key findings based on Indigenous values and principles of ownership, control, access, and possession and considering GBA+ principles. We undertake primary and secondary research, with a expertise in socio-economic research and analyses.
Funding and Project Support
Development and Support
Supporting capacity building efforts that assess and build competencies, skills, knowledge, motivation, and commitment at the organizational, community, and individual levels.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & SUPPORT SERVICES
Helping Indigenous communities manage their projects, including those with funding reporting requirements.
RECONCILIATION ACTION PLANS (RAP) & CCAB PROGRESSIVE ABORIGINAL RELATIONS (PAR) SUPPORT
Supporting Industry and government in preparing, auditing and updating RAPs, as well as supporting preparing to apply for PAR.
INDIGENOUS PARTICIPATION PLANS (IPP)
We design, develop, and deliver Indigenous Participation Plans (IPPs) to assist clients in fostering meaningful and sustainable engagement with Indigenous communities. Recognizing the importance of building strong, mutually beneficial relationships, we specialize in developing comprehensive and tailored Indigenous participation plans that align with corporate goals, government requirements, and community expectations.
LAND USE PLANNING
Supporting Indigenous Nations and communities in co-creating land use plans for reserve lands or their territories.
We work with diverse communities and stakeholder interests to achieve project goals including through designing research methodologies and work plans and supporting the baseline data collection and impact assessments.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
Supporting preparation of Environmental and Impact Assessments including engagement, socio-economic analysis, mitigation measures, Indigenous Knowledge and impacts to Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.
DIGITAL MARKETING & EVENT PRODUCTION SERVICES
Supporting event coordination and production including digital marketing, branding and graphic design, and promotional products. We offer Multi-Media Production Services with in partnership with Theymedia, a group of award winning film makers and media specialists. (https://www.theymedia.com/)