We recognize our responsibility to the local communities that are affected by our business.
Black Diamond Group’s Indigenous partnerships, structured around a proactive and long-term approach to Indigenous engagement, have increased community capacity and delivered positive economic results for all parties involved. Our partnerships are located across Canada and offer the full suite of Black Diamond services from our Workforce Housing and BOXX Modular businesses.
Learn more about each partnership.
In September 2009, Black Diamond and the Fort Nelson First Nation entered into an exclusive equity-based agreement called Black Diamond Dene LP.
The goal of this business is to provide customers in the Horn River Basin with a quality, competitively priced product while allowing the Fort Nelson First Nation people an opportunity to participate and benefit in the development of their traditional lands.
The partnership is structured to improve local capital and offer community members the chance to start their own businesses and create sustainable careers.
In January 2011, Black Diamond entered into our second Indigenous partnership within Treaty 8 British Columbia, signing an agreement with the West Moberly First Nations, located southwest of Fort St. John, British Columbia.
This agreement is equity-based and provides both Workforce Housingand modular space solutions to customers operating in the Nation’s traditional territory. Black Diamond Cygnus furthers our company’s commitment to meaningful Indigenous engagement.
In June 2012, Black Diamond Group entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with the Beaver Lake Cree Nation (BLCN) near Lac La Biche, Alberta, called Black Diamond Nehiyawak.
Black Diamond Nehiyawak is a majority-owned company offering the full suite of Black Diamond services from our Workforce Housingand modular space solutions businesses. The partnership works with companies operating within the traditional territory of BLCN.
In September 2020 Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia and Black Diamond Limited Partnership (MBD) entered into a formal partnership. MBD was formed to pursue opportunities related to the Goldboro LNG project partnership and generate opportunity for all Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq communities.
In December of 2014, Black Diamond Group entered into an exclusive partnership with Whitecap Dakota First Nation near Saskatoon, SK called Whitecap Black Diamond LP.
Expanding our partnership base in the Province of Saskatchewan will provide customers with quality, competitively priced product while providing Whitecap Dakota First Nation the opportunity to participate and benefit from the development happening in Saskatchewan.
In October of 2020, Black Diamond entered into a partnership with a local business in Pond Inlet in order to pursue opportunities in the Baffin region of Nunavut. This is a 100% Inuit-owned business which also allowed Black Diamond Nunavut to receive both its NNI and NTI certifications.
It's our focus on corporate flexibility and diversity that allows us to grow alongside those communities we serve, and we foresee a continued bright future for each of our partnerships.
2017 BC Aboriginal Business Award
Black Diamond Cygnus, our partnership with West Moberly First Nations, won the Business Partnership of the Year – Aboriginal-Industry Partnership award at the 2017 BC Aboriginal Business Awards. Learn more about the awards.
Indigenous Business Relations and Guidelines
Black Diamond Group strongly believes in Indigenous inclusion and demonstrates this through community activities and our business policies and procedures. These policies and procedures are outlined in Black Diamond's Indigenous Business Relations and Guidelines.
Black Diamond Group holds membership in multiple Indigenous business organizations, including Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business ( CCAB), and Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR ) Society.
Presenting Sponsor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s Indigenous Sport Heroes Education Experience
In 2021, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame launched a seven-year initiative aimed at educating and inspiring Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth and prompting conversation about equity and inclusion through the lens of sport.
The educational changemaker resource, designed as a digital experience and presented like chapters in a book, shares truths, teachings and exceptional stories of Indigenous Hall of Famers and honours the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action. This exhibition is the first of its kind and truly encourages a more informed, united, inclusive and stronger Canada.