LNG Canada is committed to ensuring that benefits from our project flows to local communities and across B.C. and Canada.
We believe that by working together and understanding what is important to the community, we can design, build and operate a project that considers community interests, and provides benefits to north coast communities, as well as all British Columbians.
The community has emphasized the importance of LNG Canada providing local economic opportunities both through direct employment, contracting and purchasing of goods and services from local companies. We are committed to a “hire local first” approach and will work to ensure local residents have opportunities to become qualified to benefit from the BC LNG industry.
The benefits of the LNG Canada project will go beyond jobs. The project will deliver tax revenue to the local community that can be used to support social projects, recreational facilities, and ensure local infrastructure is well maintained. All economic activity—whether directly or indirectly tied to the project—can help drive positive economic growth throughout British Columbia and across Canada.
At a glance: potential benefits of the LNG Canada project
“I know what it means for our community. Yes, we want jobs, we want revenues, we want contracts and we want training. But none of that makes any sense if you haven’t fully covered off the environmental questions. Personally, I’d much rather talk about mitigation than remediation.”
Ellis Ross, Former Chief Councilor, Haisla Nation and 2017 Liberal Candidate for Skeena
Our commitments to the community
Working together with the community, LNG Canada developed and refined a document that outlines the commitments our company will meet to ensure we remain a valued member of the community throughout the lifetime of our project.
Click here to read the full set of commitments LNG Canada co-created with the community.
Local input – the Community Advisory Group
The LNG Canada Community Advisory Group (CAG) is comprised of a diverse group of Kitimat community members. The Advisory Group helps ensure the community’s interests are represented and considered throughout project planning. The CAG provides local knowledge to help LNG Canada make informed decisions about the project, as well as passes information about the project back to the community.
The members of the CAG volunteer their time and are not compensated, so in appreciation for their participation, LNG Canada donates $1,000 per member per year towards community non-profits of the Advisory Group members’ choice.
2016/2017 Community Advisory Group
L to R: Ken Maitland, Hans Sanou, Virginia Charron, Wendy Kraft, Sherrie Little. Marilyn Furlan, Doug Thomson, Marianne Sweet, Cheryl Brown, Derek Collier, Ron Barnett (Missing: Linda Slanina, Dennis Horwood)
For more information on who your CAG members are click here.