Since 2010, Northcliff Resources and The Sisson Partnership has shared information about the Sisson Project with New Brunswick communities, First Nations and other stakeholders, and encouraged feedback - either directly to us or through the federal and provincial permitting process.
Engagement activities have included:
- Face to face meetings;
- Open houses, workshops and career information sessions;
- A Sustainability Working Group comprised of community representatives from Stanley, Juniper, Millville and Fredericton;
- An Aquatics Working Group with Stantec and representatives from the Nashwaak Watershed Association, Canadian Rivers Institute and the New Brunswick Salmon Council;
- Working closely with the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour to ensure workforce readiness;
- Newsletters, other published materials and web-based communication;
- A community office in Stanley, NB;
- Funding an Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge Study;
- Supporting local community groups and organizations;
- Providing opportunities for First Nation involvement in field work, such as the archaeology program;
- A First Nations/government/Sisson Partnership Environmental Assessment working group;
- Signing a capacity funding agreement in 2013 with all 15 New Brunswick First Nations to assist with their participation in the Environmental Impact Assessment processes, including working group meetings and technical reviews; and
- Providing information updates to the New Brunswick business community.
The Sisson Partnership continues to pursue partnerships with communities and First Nations related to jobs and training opportunities, and will continue to work with each community in a way that respects their interests in the Sisson Project as it advances.