Leadership Statement

We understand that relationship building, and reconciliation is an important journey for CIMS and the Indigenous communities in which we work. Guided by our company values of Empowerment, Opportunity, and Integrity, we seek to listen, get to know, and understand the Indigenous Peoples, and discover ways we can work and grow together.

To help achieve our goals, we are working towards earning Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification through the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

Vision & Guiding Principals

To be the most trusted and respected industrial construction and maintenance company in the Indigenous communities in which we work.

Our relationships with Indigenous People and communities will not only spur economic growth but also nurture profound understanding, extending across every corner of the regions we serve. We hold this commitment close to our hearts, embracing it as a cornerstone of our mission.

CIMS’ Journey of Reconciliation

As a prominent employer within the building trades, we recognize our responsibility and are firmly dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to participate in the economic advantages of our operations. We are mindful of community and land impacts and are committed to being a responsible contractor.

We aspire to create a meaningful impact in the communities where we operate, with the aim of maximizing economic benefits and mitigating potential adverse effects. Embarking on this PAR journey was an easy decision and the next logical step in our pursuit of the positive changes we aim to bring about.

Our objective is to progress from the mere implementation of program-specific initiatives and establish a sturdy foundation for enduring relationships that actively promote Truth and Reconciliation of Indigenous peoples within our local communities, in British Columbia, throughout Canada, and on a global scale.

Indigenous Relationships

CIMS has a network of relationships with and obligations to Indigenous Peoples locally and nationally. The diagram below is a starting point for understanding this network of relationships. It is crucial that CIMS recognizes and attends to each and every one of our relationships within this network in purposeful and meaningful ways.

These are the Indigenous Peoples in the areas where we work and live. We have agreements or partnerships with some of these groups, and we are actively seeking to build friendships with others.