First Nations & Aboriginal Relations
Strad believes that Aboriginal communities should benefit from economic activity occurring on reserve lands and traditional land use areas. One of Strad’s initiatives is to increase the local community and Aboriginal participation in our operations.
The Strad Difference
In the spirit of our community work, Strad has implemented a community Partnership Program. Our program is intended to provide economic benefits, employment and training to our partner First Nations and Aboriginal communities. This program ensures that service will be offered by our qualified and trained staff and our Aboriginal colleagues.
Protecting People & Environment
Safety and the environment are major priorities for Strad. We differentiate ourselves in the service industry by our commitment to the development of solutions that help to minimilize environmental impact and protect natural resources in the safest way possible. Safety First is our in-house behavioral-based safety program, it represents many things but mostly to keep safety top of mind in everything we do.
Strad is committed to have a visible and accessible presence in our partners’ communities as we will be supporting local events such as elders’ dinners and youth sport programs. Our commitment to our partners and our clients is that we will leave the community with positive economic benefits.
Our aim with all agreements is to provide a strong foundation for support within the community. When the communities are involved, local business flourish and economic benefits remain in the community. These agreements bring a tangible support to our clients and encourage ongoing goodwill opportunities in the future.
Strad’s Partnership Program also provides business and employment opportunities, equity participation and economic benefit. Our goal is for local community based business to have the opportunity to jointly provide their services to the oil and gas industry.
Strad has partnered with communities in:
- Northern Alberta
- Central Alberta
- Southern Saskatchewan
- North-eastern and central British Columbia
Scholarship Awards & Memberships
Our program works to enhance the communities through education and training programs, as well as on-the-job training.
Strad is please to support students through support at the following institutions:
- Portage College – Lac La Biche, AB
- Keyano College – Fort McMurray, AB
- Lethbridge Community College – Lethbridge, AB
- Northern Lights foundation – Dawson Creek, BC
We are members of:
- AHRC – Aboriginal Human resources Council
- NAABA – Notheastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association
- CFAR – Circle of Aboriginal Relations