Frequently Asked Questions
Who does Verigon Canada typically work with?
Verigon Canada is focused on working with Indigenous communities and those companies which are open to establishing partnerships which increase procurement opportunities in Industry. We also work at the local level in communities helping individuals explore possibilities for training to employment or becoming involved in entrepreneurial initiatives.
What are the benefits for companies that are seeking partnerships with Indigenous communities?
With Verigon Canada’s help, small and medium-sized companies can develop excellent relationships with Indigenous communities and which, in turn, often leads to positive results with regard to procuring more contracts with Industry.
How long does it take to set up a partnership?
Depending on the nature of the business, this can take as little as 60-120 days. For immediate opportunities that are mutually agreed upon, MOUs can be used to help bridge into limited partnership agreements until formal arrangements are finalized.
How do Indigenous communities work with Verigon Canada?
A community must first express a desire to build up their capacity and capability to do business within their Traditional Use Area. Verigon Canada will meet initially with community stakeholders like Chief and Council, Elders and/or senior administrators to discuss the expectations and review the history of their business initiatives. Once a relationship is established, next steps are taken to look at areas of opportunity that can be pursued.