Indigenous Participation Policy

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Vision

Prairie Creek Indigenous Group aspires to be the industry leader for Indigenous inclusion by developing strong partnerships that provide economic prosperity, social well-being, and respect for the people and land where we work. We recognize that our operations are often located in the traditional territory of Indigenous communities and we believe that responsible business activity involves meaningful inclusion and a deep respect of their cultures and values.

Commitment

Prairie Creek Indigenous Group is committed to First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Communities. We believe that investing in Indigenous communities leads to our success, their success, and to the success of Canada. Through cooperation and partnerships with Indigenous communities, Prairie Creek Indigenous Group is committed to developing strategies and practices that will:

• Support and promote education, training programs, employment and procurement opportunities with positive impacts and more career options for the future generations of Indigenous peoples and communities.

• Invest in initiatives for Indigenous economic development to facilitate increased business participation and meaningful partnerships in the Industry.

• Prepare our workplace with people that respect the diversity of Indigenous cultures, the importance of their heritage, and recognition that Indigenous peoples are the original and continuing stewards of their Traditional Territories.

These commitments guide our business decisions as we work to meet Prairie Creek Indigenous Group’ obligations to our shareholders, and to the public.

Values

Prairie Creek Indigenous Group views the involvement of Indigenous peoples and their communities as a mandatory part of our day-to-day operations and the future of a sustainable Canadian economy. We are honored to work together on the traditional territories that are affected by our operations and it is important that the communities can benefit from our experience and success in our industry. Prairie Creek Indigenous Group fosters capacity development of these communities through opportunities such as training, employment, procurement.

Guiding Principles: Integrity, Respect, Community, Teamwork

Prairie Creek Indigenous Group employees and subcontractors work to build long term and mutually beneficial business relationships with Indigenous communities and businesses in accordance with the following guiding principles:

• Commitment to open and honest communication with Indigenous communities

• Respect for the diverse and unique cultures, protocols, interests and priorities of Indigenous communities as well as treaty rights

• Understand that First Nations may have shared and/or overlapping interests in their traditional territories

• Maintenance of the highest standards for worker health and safety

• When Prairie Creek Indigenous Group is involved in projects, the company will use this as an opportunity to learn about, respect and incorporate traditional uses of land into our plans

Policy Implementation

The guiding principles are implemented through a framework comprised of three key areas of focus, including economic development, employment and training.

Economic Development

Prairie Creek Indigenous Group economic development efforts focus on developing strong relationships with Indigenous communities and businesses. These relationships lead to communication of opportunities for the benefit of both groups, including opportunities for individuals in the Indigenous community to work with Prairie Creek Indigenous Group and to understand how they can provide support to Prairie Creek Indigenous Group. Subcontractors are encouraged to adopt similar relationships when working with Prairie Creek Indigenous Group.

Prairie Creek Indigenous Group supports the development and growth of businesses that are owned or operated by First Nations or Indigenous entrepreneurs by matching opportunities to skills and resources and by ensuring that these businesses are aware of all potential contract opportunities. In areas where ongoing work exists, Prairie Creek Indigenous Group will explore options to enter into ongoing business contracts which provide secure longer-term work to local Indigenous firms.

Employment

Prairie Creek Indigenous Group strongly adheres to the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Human Rights Code of AB in their hiring, retention and promotion activities and encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds. Prairie Creek Indigenous Group fosters a working environment that has no barriers to entry or advancement for Indigenous peoples.

Training

Prairie Creek Indigenous Group continually assesses the work requirements, identifies the needed skills and competencies and determines the available training options. If and as required, Prairie Creek Indigenous Group will work with training providers to deliver training initiatives that will provide long term benefit to the company and/or industry sector.

Extremely community oriented and people-powered. Well organized, efficient and dedicated to streamlining the bidding and contract processes, making it easier on every involved.

Kelly Eros, Alchemy Imageworks

It was really fun getting to know the team during the project. They were all helpful in answering my questions and made me feel at ease. The design ended up being twice as I could've envisioned.

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