Strategic Aboriginal Engagement Committee
Applications sought for new BC Hydro committee
As part of BC Hydro's commitment to enhance external collaboration and to deliver mutually beneficial, respectful, and transparent engagement with Aboriginal People, we're forming the BC Hydro Strategic Aboriginal Engagement Committee (SAEC).
What will be the role of the SAEC?
The SAEC will have a mandate to:
- Provide advice and input
- Identify barriers and solutions
- Generate innovative concepts and approaches to support the design and delivery of BC Hydro planning and operations, as well as our Aboriginal Relations Strategy
The committee will work to provide recommendations, to which BC Hydro will formally respond. Updates to the committee's work, including membership details, reports and recommendations, will be posted on this page.
The SAEC will not replace or impact upon direct relationships with leadership at the provincial, regional or community level, nor will it impact BC Hydro's consultation and accommodation obligations.
"Now more than ever, BC Hydro needs the advice of Aboriginal Peoples to assist in addressing the complex energy needs of the province," says Kim Baird, a member of BC Hydro’s board and former Chief of the Tsawwassen First Nation. "I am very supportive of collaborative opportunities such as this."
Applications to committee accepted until December 13, 2013
We're launching a province-wide search for candidates for the SAEC, for consideration by joint BC Hydro/Aboriginal Selection Committee.
We're seeking applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience and perspectives – including consideration of Aboriginal or Treaty group, gender, age, geographical region, cultural and traditional knowledge, business, technical and/or academic experience, communication and collaboration skills.
The deadline for applications is December 13, 2013
See detailed SAEC terms of reference [PDF, 471 KB]
If you would like to submit an on-line application, please visit this link: Aboriginal Engagement Committee Form.
If you would prefer to submit an application by e-mail, fax or mail, please fill in the application form [PDF, 126 KB] and use the contact details below:
Mailing address: 6911 Southpoint Drive Burnaby, B.C. V3N 4X8 c/o Sheila Reynolds, Manager of Policy, Strategy and Reporting Aboriginal Relations, BC Hydro
Fax: If sending by fax, please contact Cassandra Jopko, Assistant to the Manager, Policy, Strategy and Reporting, Aboriginal Relations, at 604 528 2927 prior to sending, to arrange for secure transmission.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sheila Reynolds by email or by phone at 604 528 2811.