Changes in resource development practices and law (for example matters related to UNDRIP, DRIPA, FPIC and so on) have increased the demand for individuals with the expertise to establish effective working relationships among industries, governments and Aboriginal/Indigenous groups. To meet this need, the CFAR Society was formed as a professional peer group to share experiences and wise practices. Our members work together for mutual benefit and personal development, while striving to achieve greater credibility for the profession, in a non-political environment. Annual membership runs from April 1-March 31. Come and join us!

Our membership is comprised of representatives of:

• First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities and organizations,
• Students considering Indigenous relations as a career opportunity,
• Government employees,
• Corporations, and
• Individual professionals with experience or interest in this complex area.

Currently our corporate members, strong supporters of community first wise practices in Indigenous Community Industry Relations,  include:

Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary, AECOM, Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Pacific Forest Industries,  AMMSA-CFWE FM Division, Apex Oilfield Services (2000) Inc., ATB, Backwoods Energy, Black Diamond Group, BrandSafway, Bravo Target Safety, CAPP (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers), Canadian Pacific, Cascade Projects, Cenovus Energy, Civeo Canada LP, DEMA Land Services, FNPA (First Nations Power Authority), Great Excavations Inc, Horizon North, Husky Energy, Imperial Oil, Infinity Metis Corporation, IRC (Indian Resource Council), Inter-Rail Transport Ltd, Komatsu Mining Corp., Maurice Law, MEG  Energy, Osum Oil Sands Corp, Primco Dene Group of Companies, PTW Energy, Round Table Consulting, Royal Camp Services Ltd., Secure Energy Services., Strad Canada Inc., Strike Group Limited Partnership, TransAlta Corporation

We would like to acknowledge former corporate members who have not yet renewed due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Advance Coating Solutions Inc., Altair Water and Drilling Services Inc.,  CLAC (Christian Labour Association of Canada), CNOOC Petroleum, ESS Compass, Graham Group of Companies, Pembina Pipeline Corporation, Repsol