CDN Controls Ltd. has received the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Committed Phase Three certification from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
This independent, third-party verification process formally recognizes CDN’s demonstration of noteworthy efforts working with Indigenous communities and as an active participant to Indigenous economic reconciliation. CDN becomes one of only 40 Canadian businesses to be awarded this certification level.
“CDN Controls’ willingness to enter into formal partnerships with Indigenous communities is a significant marker of positive and progressive Indigenous relations, so they are recognized for doing so,” wrote verifier Sandi Morrisseau, in her formal report delivered to CDN. “Acknowledging Indigenous partnerships as a pillar to their business in their ESG report, CDN Controls is demonstrating their real and serious commitment to positive and progressive Indigenous relations.”
To date, CDN has five formal Indigenous partnerships: Aseniwuche Winewak Nation, Halfway River First Nation, Kelly Lake Cree Nation, Kitsumkalum First Nation and Paul First Nation.
As part of its 2023 strategy, CDN holds a vision to have a strong Indigenous partnership in each branch location. To date, $2.4 million has been directed to Indigenous communities through economic revenue sharing, a model that has been ingrained in CDN’s history and business approach.