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We are mission-driven leaders working on closing the infrastructure gap for Indigenous communities coast-to-coast-to-coast.

BTY partners with the First Nations, the Métis and the Inuit to deliver infrastructure and development solutions that enrich community capabilities, with established experience working closely with lenders, investors, developers, governments, engineers, designers, and more.

By working together, we create prosperous and environmentally responsible projects today and for generations to come.

Learn more about how we collaborate with Indigenous communities to develop their lands, create business opportunities, and connect local talent to the workforce.

We Support Indigenous Nations at Every Stage of Project Development:

Develop Community Needs Assessment
Create an Infrastructure & Project Plan
Develop Capital & Operational Budgets
Develop Construction Schedule & Procurement Plan
Apply for Funding and Financing
Be the Nation’s Representative to Manage Design & Construction
Include Local Community Benefits & Employment Opportunities
Provide Skills & Training for the Nation to Operate & Maintain Facilities
BTY shares findings on Closing the Infrastructure Gap by 2030 for Canada’s First Nations

BTY shares findings on Closing the Infrastructure Gap by 2030 for Canada’s First Nations

BTY was engaged by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), with the support of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and a multidisciplinary team of industry partners, to develop a consolidated analysis of First Nations’ Housing and Infrastructure capital needs across more than 600 nations.

The goal of the project is to quantify the gap between First Nations and non-First Nations communities when it comes to community infrastructure and housing, and to provide an implementation roadmap for closing the gap to improve long-term community outcomes.

We evaluated capital and operational needs for new infrastructure as well as existing asset maintenance under several sectors, including healthcare, education, transportation, utilities, emergency services, digital connectivity, fire protection, and housing.

After completing the first two phases of the study, BTY is now supporting the wider CTIG team in developing regional analyses and implementation plans to help Canada close the infrastructure gap in First Nations communities.

Delivering Value to Our Indigenous Clients & Partners

Indigenous Projects

  • Sen̓áḵw Squamish First Nation Redevelopment

    Vancouver, BC

  • Shxw’owhamel First Nation Community Centre

    Hope, BC

  • Tłįchǫ All Season Road

    Yellowknife, NT

  • Grasswood Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Saskatoon, SK

  • Mattagami First Nation Accommodation Study

    Sudbury, ON

  • Kahkewistahaw Landing

    Saskatoon, SK

Sen̓áḵw Squamish First Nation Redevelopment

Vancouver, BC

The Sen̓áḵw Squamish First Nation Redevelopment is the largest partnership between a First Nation and a private Developer in Canadian history. The project is also Canada’s first large-scale net zero carbon housing development – and one of only a few in the world. The new development includes 11 mixed-use towers that will fill the 10-acre L-shaped parcel of land and features a district energy system, mass timber construction, and landmark Coast Salish architecture & design. This joint venture with the Squamish First Nation and Westbank will transform the Kitsilano neighbourhood in Vancouver

Shxw’owhamel First Nation Community Centre

Hope, BC

The project comprises a multi-use facility which serves as a community hub for recreation, gatherings, health services, and administration. Developed through extensive community consultation, the design reflects the community’s cultural heritage and connection to the land, and features Coast Salish traditions and the sturgeon, the Nation’s emblem. Constructed in partnership with the Nation’s construction company, the facility not only bolsters the local economy but also provides vital job training opportunities. It symbolizes the Nation’s resilience, cultural revival, and commitment to future generations.

Tłįchǫ All Season Road

Yellowknife, NT

The Government of the Northwest Territories is working with the Tłı̨chǫ Government to replace an existing winter road to provide uninterrupted access to Whatì and increase the winter road window of-access to the communities of Gamètì and Wekweètì. The two-lane gravel highway is 97km in length and helps local residents with all-weather access to the surrounding areas.

Grasswood Wastewater Treatment Plant

Saskatoon, SK

The project involves a membrane bioreactor wastewater treatment plant, designed to service the English River First Nation’s businesses on the 135-acre parcel and surrounding commercial and residential areas of the urban reserve. The plant has a capacity of 650 cubic meters per day.

Mattagami First Nation Accommodation Study

Sudbury, ON

Mattagami First Nation is planning and developing accommodations to support economic growth, tourism, and community development to enhance the quality of life and economic opportunities for their community members.

Kahkewistahaw Landing

Saskatoon, SK

The Kahkewistahaw Landing project is located on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation, spanning 40 acres of urban reserve land. The new development will deliver office spaces, a hotel, convention centre, restaurants and more.

The project which is located near the Saskatoon International Airport will be managed by Kahkewistahaw Economic Management Corporation, with the intention of building “a gathering place” for everyone in the community to enjoy.  


Building Community Capabilities – Not Just Projects

Indigenous communities face compounding risks and barriers to closing the infrastructure gap. This is made worse by inadequate funding and lengthy project approvals.

We acknowledge that Indigenous talent often misses out on opportunities for meaningful work and to be part of building a prosperous and sustainable future for their communities. BTY’s Indigenous Program & Partnerships approach provides straightforward benefits to Nations.

  • Pathways to enable Indigenous talent to enter and excel in the construction and infrastructure workforce.
  • Partnerships with Indigenous-owned businesses to plan, construct and operate infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge sharing and training for community members to maintain and operate their projects.
  • Economic opportunities to bridge Indigenous economies with surrounding regions.

Learn more about how BTY delivers on our commitment to develop capabilities and provide great career opportunities for Indigenous community members.

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