The STC-SaskEnergy Partnership reached its 22 year anniversary in 2017.

This partnership focuses on economic development and sustainability as well as governance and capacity. The Strategic Alliance Agreement supports both organizations in achieving the strategic goals identified in each of the respective corporate plans: employment; education and training; and business development.  Efforts will be made to create an inclusive work and business environment; creation of mutually beneficial outcomes; and provide concrete action plans for partnership processes and provide Aboriginal-focused actions and strategies.

This Partnership has evolved and grown over the years to include procurement opportunities for First Nation owned  business. Over the past three years STC, through its industrial contracting company, has executed $4.1 MM of industrial service work for SaskEnergy; that work has generated over 51,000 Aboriginal labour hours. STC’s goal is to increase supply chain participation through extension to the STC member communities and their business entities.

Okiciyapi Educational Partnership

Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon Tribal Council, Central Urban Métis Federation Inc.

Mamawohkamatowin Partnership

Saskatoon Tribal Council & Saskatoon Greater Catholic School Board

These partnerships are designed to promote strengthening and facilitate First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education through the development and implementation of enhanced services, programs and curriculum. The partnerships extends beyond Saskatoon city limits to the STC member communities.

The partnerships seeks to: value and equate indigenous knowledge with mainstream teachings or universally; honour treaty education; revitalize culture and language for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students; enhance and design sustainable educational supports, programs and services for pre-kindergarten to grade 12; improve employment and education equity within the public school system; and create an equitable governance council.

Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan and Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan

This unique partnership provides Aboriginal youth with the opportunity to learn more about financial literacy and entrepreneurship by enhancing the entrepreneurial spirit of youth and creating opportunities for greater participation in the provincial economy. Junior Achievement programming is delivered to elementary school children at the STC member community schools and two core area schools in Saskatoon.

More than $70,000 of core funding for the program has been provided by Nexen Energy of Calgary, AB.


In October of 2011, Saskatoon Tribal Council and PotashCorp signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to increase opportunities for STC First Nations to engage in the Potash industry through employment training and business. To date, Potash Corp has generously contributed over $3.4 mm to support STC program and service delivery targeting mostly children and youth development.

The Partnership took a significant step forward in 2016 when Potash Corp announced its “Building Strategic Partnerships” and developed its “Aboriginal Content Playbook”. Potash Corp is taking its commitment to Aboriginal engagement to a new level.

The company has committed to allocating 30% of its local capital maintenance spend to Aboriginal suppliers or suppliers who share Potash Corp’s commitment to Aboriginal participation. Potash Corp spends $365 MM in the Province of Saskatchewan annually; a 30% share of that amount, dedicated to Aboriginal business participation, represents $109 MM annually. STC’s goal is to help Potash Corp reach its Aboriginal procurement participation objective by 2020 through STC Legacy Partnership strategy outlined in the STC Industry Playbook.

STC Legacy Partnerships

STC BeeClean Business Partnership:  STC has formed a new business partnership with BeeClean Building Maintenance. The partnership will be dedicated to the execution of industrial cleaning services in the Province of Saskatchewan. The goal of the new business is two fold:  1) Develop and grow First Nation’s capacity in the industrial cleaning business; 2) Expand Bee Clean’s footprint in Saskatchewan’s industrial cleaning market.

Through the Bee Clean partnership, STC Clean will receive contract opportunities with PotashCorp. Bee Clean Building Maintenance is Canada’s largest, privately-owned janitorial company.  The Company operates out of 23 branch locations across Canada, employs over 12,000 people and cleans over 250 million square feet every day.

Kelly Panteluk Construction Limited (KPCL) is one of the largest privately-owned heavy equipment earth moving and underground services companies in Saskatchewan. Founded in 1953, it is a second-generation company that has operated out of Estevan, SK. They are committed to engaging with our Communities in their business – earth moving.  Heavy equipment operator training and job opportunities will be created.  KPCL will also be supporting youth recreational programming through our Legacy philanthropy program.

BROCK: Driven by a commitment to excellence in project execution, Brock is a leader in providing soft craft services, labor support, and materials for capital projects, maintenance, and facility turnarounds.

Across Canada and the United States, they serve diverse industries including potash/fertilizer, petrochemical, refining, power generation, offshore, heavy manufacturing, pipelines and transmission, nuclear, and pulp and paper. They provide customers with solutions for scaffolding, insulation, concrete, painting, shoring, lead and asbestos abatement, fireproofing, facilities maintenance and fabrication.

Engcomp: As a trusted engineering firm, Engcomp is driven to provide clients with innovative solutions to meet their complex project needs. Proficient in overseeing and completing projects from conceptual design and feasibility studies to detailed engineering, they specialize in risk analysis, cost estimating, planning, and computer task automation.

Catering to Canada’s heavy industrial market, Engcomp provides engineering services to the potash, uranium, oil and gas, and other industries in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario.  Engcomp employs a diverse team of engineering experts and technologists with strong sets of core and niche engineering skills and project management capabilities.

Engcomp maintains a strong culture focused on the needs of their people, team building, personal growth and engagement in their community.  They are committed to fulfilling their role as a responsible corporate citizen and believe it is their duty to give back to the community by being involved in various social, charitable, professional, and volunteer associations.  As a majority-owned Aboriginal company, Engcomp recognizes the importance of Aboriginal engagement and education in their business and their industry.

A good reputation means a lot in engineering and therefore features strongly in Engcomp’s evolution from a small structural engineering consulting firm to a full-service design firm.  They continue to provide reliable partnerships to both existing and new clients, are on the leading edge of exciting projects and continue to push the boundaries of what an engineering company can be.

3twenty Modular is a leading designer and manufacturer of modular buildings. Although the company started out by building offices and camps for resource companies, 3twenty has grown into an innovative, design-build firm focused on pushing the limits of permanent modular construction. Recently, the 3twenty completed the White Buffalo Treatment Centre at Muskoday First Nation, and is pleased to be 90% complete the new Chief Mistawasis High School at Mistawasis First Nation. 3twenty Modular has built over 600 modular buildings and has shipped all over Canada.

GMS Mine Repair & Maintenance: Founded in 1983 as a bit sharpening company for the mining industry, GMS has grown to be The Professional Contracting Company to the energy and mining segment. A wide array of products and services allow GMS to adapt to constantly changing markets and grow in times of uncertainty. Providing careers and futures for over 1,600 employees, in both Canada and the United States is something that GMS does not take lightly and strives every day to make their customers stronger and give their employees a better life.

CSBP (Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting): Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting has supplied abrasive blasting, industrial coating, and lining services in Western Canada since 1968. The largest industrial coating and linings applicator in the province of Saskatchewan.

Committed to quality and customer service, CSBP’s technicians are continually upgrading their skills for safety, surface preparation and coatings application procedures.

Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting offers superior facilities, along with the largest fleet of specialized abrasive blasting and painting equipment in Saskatchewan.

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The Saskatoon Tribal Council Industry Playbook

A strategic plan to deliver legacy partnership services with PotashCorp and other industrial supply chains.

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Saskatoon Health Region

In October of 2012, an MOU was signed between STC and the Saskatoon Health Region titled “Working Toward a Healthier Population”. The partnership is intended to formalize the relationship, identify common priorities and maximize beneficial opportunities for collaboration. The goals are to improve health outcomes and to reaffirm Saskatoon Health Region’s commitment to creating a more diverse workforce.

The foundation of the agreement is to undertake activities that improve the health status of First Nations’ people through diverse but targeted initiatives.

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