Renewing our commitment to Indigenous students across Canada

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A brighter future starts by investing in the communities we live and work in, which is why we are proud to continue our support of Indigenous students in Canada by renewing our $100,000 scholarship with national Indigenous charity Indspire for another three years.

Indspire invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people to support these individuals, their families, Indigenous communities and Canada through post-secondary schooling. The full charitable contribution qualifies for matched funding from the Canadian federal government, doubling the impact of our scholarship donation.

Through our partnership with Indspire, bursaries are available to Indigenous students in Canadian provinces where Wood is located and in educational programs tailored to careers in engineering, construction management including trade and craft, finance, business, administration, safety and human resources.

Kahsha Patterson, Indigenous Policy and Program Lead at Wood, said: “Education is essential for reconciliation and the progression of future generations. Our teams across Canada are unified in support of Wood’s Indigenous Inclusion Strategy, and together, we hope to grow a future talent pipeline for Indigenous students across Canada for years to come.

“It is an honour to extend our Indspire commitment another three years. I am delighted that two of our bursary recipients are now employees at Wood. Watching the power of education evolve our Indspire bursary to employment opportunities is tremendously valuable.”

Wood’s Canadian Indigenous Inclusion Strategy follows the Partnership Accreditation in Indigenous Relations (PAIR) program outlined by the Canadian Council for Indigenous Business and focuses on its four pillars: community engagement, leadership commitment, business development and employment. Wood recently completed PAR Phase 2 and will submit for certification in 2025.

We recognise the importance of educational programs like Indspire, and the role they play in our Indigenous Inclusion Strategy and our response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action n. 92.

This is our second three-year $100,000 commitment to the Indspire program. Over 30 students across Canada have received support from Wood’s bursary.

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Want to learn more about Wood’s Indigenous Canada strategy?

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