We believe that by working in partnership with Indigenous communities we can all benefit from
responsible and sustainable careers

As part of our commitment to working with Indigenous Peoples in communities where we operate,
CSM takes a long-term approach to relationships, based on mutual respect, trust, and benefit.

We seek to be transparent, and direct in our engagement with our Indigenous partners, and
recognize and respect their unique worldviews and perspectives.

We recognize and respect the importance of Indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge, historical
and spiritual connection with the land.

We support our Indigenous partners to promote and enhance community capacity, such as
business development and specialized training.

At CSM we place a priority on opportunities for Indigenous education. This emphasis is driven by
our belief that education is the path to opportunity; and that educational opportunities will assist in
encouraging and shaping the leaders of the future. We make every effort to engage and attend
these communities to provide the education and skill set required for a successful career in our
industry. Our approach to develop and support valued and mutually beneficial long-term
relationships with diverse Indigenous peoples across Canada is extremely important to CSM and
our operations.

Areas of focus

Education, skills and training:
CSM has had significant success by actively working with Indigenous business and community
leaders to build pathways for success through education and in community training. Many of these
commitments are formalized in partnership agreements that provide community members an
abundance of experience, and knowledge to enter the workforce with confidence.

Cultural education and preservation:
We seek to raise awareness of traditional land use, knowledge and cultural practices of Indigenous
people amongst all CSM employees through our Cultural Awareness Training. We recognize and
respect the significance of the cultural heritage of our partnership communities, and require
that cultural heritage management systems are incorporated into all of our business activities and

Economic development:
We work with communities to create sustainable economic opportunities associated with our
operations, such as business development by way of Joint Venture Partnerships, employment and
revenue sharing. We are proud of the many successful Joint Venture Partnerships we have been
part of and continue to be part of.

The majority of our JV’s commence with 51% Aboriginal - 49% CSM ownership with the eventual
longer term goal of having a 100% Aboriginally owned business

Environmental Impact:
In all our work with Indigenous communities we adhere to the highest environmental standards and
practices as set out in our Health, Safety, Environment and Communities policy.

We believe that management of our environmental impact at our project sites is better informed with
the inclusion of local community and traditional ecological knowledge.

Into the future, CSM will continue to invest in Canada, and we are committed to building the
foundations for sustainable success together with our Indigenous partners.

Mark King
Vice President – Canadian Security Management



Canadian Security Management and Canadian Mine Security (CSM/CMS) are proud to have partnered with many interested Canadian First Nations, Aboriginal and Innu communities to offer our specialized security services in Canada.

Our agreements allow for a cooperative effort in creating meaningful local employment opportunities, full training and revenue sharing.

Where feasible, we are open to cooperatively explore mutually beneficial relationships.

Many CSM/CMS staff members have experience working with Canadian Aboriginal Community Members.  All personnel assigned to CSM/CMS projects have and will receive extensive Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training prior to and during deployments.  

The goal of our Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Course is to help non-Aboriginals work with Aboriginals in ways that convey respect for Aboriginal culture and understanding of the issues that are important to Aboriginal people. 

The course is presented in 4 units:

  1. The Importance of Culture and Cultural Awareness

  2. The Aboriginal Peoples of Canada

  3. Canadian History from an Aboriginal Perspective

  4. Present and Future Challenges for Aboriginal People

Community Support Policy

CSM is an important socioeconomic participant that is fully integrated into the communities where we operate.

We have an important social commitment and a strong sense of belonging to these communities and focus on efforts to contribute to the quality of life in these areas. 

  • We take an active leadership role in partnering with communities to expand their employment, training, capacity building, and economic development opportunities.

  • We work in consultation with our communities.

  • We use our resources to improve the quality of life in our communities.

  • We support community volunteerism among our employees.

  • We reach out and develop partnership, revenue sharing, training and employment opportunities to Aboriginal Communities in particular.