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HEG in Peru meets with ProNaturaleza

Posted on November 15th, 2013 by rfxadmin

In the fall of 2013, members of HEG travelled to Peru for a week of experiential learning about the Peru LNG project’s Participatory Social and Environmental Monitoring, an initiative coordinated by ProNaturaleza, the Peruvian Foundation for Nature Conservation. ProNaturaleza provided a hands-on overview program elements, on-going coordination and compliance with standards and indicators of environmental […]

HEG at IAIA Conference

Posted on July 1st, 2013 by rfxadmin

HEG were proud sponsors and participants of the 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) in May of 2013. Rob Stuart facilitated sessions related to Indigenous Peoples and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the extractive sector, and  Carrie Oloriz participated in roundtable discussions during the session: Consultation and Engagement with Indigenous […]

HEG Presents at World Bank Energy Forum in Washington D.C.

Posted on March 12th, 2013 by rfxadmin

HEG was invited to speak at the World Banks Energy Forum in Washington D.C. on March 4 and at the InterAmerican Development Bank on March 5. The presentations focused on Best Practices for Integration of Indigenous Knowledge into Project Design, and included specific examples of how to work with Indigenous Communities to support them so […]

HEG continues Socio-Economic work throughout Alberta

Posted on January 24th, 2012 by rfxadmin

The HEG continues to work on socio-economic impact assessments in 2012 for oil and gas, coal mining, power plant, transmission line and pipeline projects.  These projects are being completed throughout Alberta ranging from Rainbow Lake in the north, to Hardisty in the east, down to Cardston and Pincher Creek in south of the province.  The […]

HEG Supports Graduation Ceremonies at First Nation Schools

Posted on July 14th, 2011 by rfxadmin

HEG Supports Graduation Ceremonies at First Nation Schools The HEG is please to help fund the following graduation ceremonies. Nipisihkopahk Primary School – Samson Cree First Nation – The HEG supported the school’s Awards Day which took place on June 22 Saddle Lake Onchaminahos School – Saddle Lake First Nation – The HEG sponsored the […]

Working to help preserve

Posted on July 7th, 2009 by rfxadmin

Papua New Guinea is one of the most fascinating and culturally diverse countries on earth. Located in the Pacific Ocean (north of Australia) a population of just under six million is comprised of nearly 1,000 traditional societies, speaking an estimated 850 languages! Incredibly, many of these groups only had first contact with non-indigenous peoples in […]

HEG Celebrates its 5th Anniversary!

Posted on April 14th, 2009 by rfxadmin

The Human Environment Group (HEG) is now five years old. To kick off our sixth year, we are pleased to welcome Erin Slater back to the company. Erin is coming back as a partner with the HEG, and will play an important role in our future. Over the past five years we have completed more […]

Indicators of Cultural Change

Posted on January 12th, 2009 by rfxadmin

Uniquely situated amidst intense oil sand development in NE Alberta, the Community of Fort McKay (comprised of First Nation and Métis community members) is conducting a Cumulative Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment to describe the effect industrial development; in particular oil sands development, has had on the cultural heritage of Fort McKay people. To assist in […]

HEG continues work on Community Advisory Task Group

Posted on January 12th, 2009 by rfxadmin

The Human Environment Group (HEG) recently completed facilitating a dozen workshops with over 100 local stakeholders in the Edmonton region. The HEG’s work focused on providing third-party facilitation between local stakeholders and EPCOR and AltaLink regarding electrical transmission developments in the area. The HEG has so far worked in 20 workshops and open houses on […]

HEG Celebrates opening of Salt Spring Island office

Posted on April 18th, 2008 by rfxadmin

HEG Partner Carrie Oloriz has recently relocated to Salt Spring Island, B.C., to operate HEG’s west coast office, and better serve our British Columbian clients. Carrie will continue to support the Calgary office while also focusing on key areas of service for B.C. clients. The Salt Spring office will offer services in the following primary […]