Indigenous relations


Building and strengthening mutually beneficial and trusting relationships with Indigenous people and communities

In the spirit of reconciliation, we respectfully acknowledge that our operations take place on the traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples. We recognize that our opportunity to provide energy services, power, and solutions comes from the wind, land, sunlight, and water of these territories.

ENMAX headquarters is in Calgary, Alberta, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, comprised of the Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, and Amskapi Piikuni Nations; the Tsuut’ina Nation; and the îyârhe Nakoda Nations of Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney. Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, as well as many diverse Indigenous people who have made the city their home.

We acknowledge and respect the unique histories, languages and cultures of all Indigenous Peoples whose footsteps have marked these lands since time immemorial, and we are committed to strengthening relationships with Indigenous Nations and peoples in all communities where we operate, through respect and collaboration.

The relationships we forge with Indigenous communities are meaningful to us. Our fundamental guiding principles—responsible, relational, transparent, and respectful— are instrumental in developing open and honest relationships. We acknowledge that Indigenous Peoples have historically been negatively impacted by energy development without having had the opportunity to fully benefit from that development. We embrace the responsibility that we have as a corporation to take action toward reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

Working with Indigenous communities

ENMAX is focused on the following actions:

Increase knowledge and build understanding among ENMAX Personnel about Indigenous history, experiences, and interests through training, cultural experiences, internal knowledge exchange, capacity building, and external relationships.

Demonstrate commitment to strengthen Indigenous relations through meaningful consultation and relationship building.

Contribute to economic reconciliation in a meaningful way by improving Indigenous workforce development, leveraging ENMAX’s supply chain, and partnering with Indigenous businesses and Nations.


Investing in Indigenous communities

In 2022, we continued our partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary, supporting the essential needs of the urban Indigenous community in Calgary.

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Essential needs

Helping Albertans with essential services

Providing support for essential services to vulnerable customers through our longstanding partnerships with valuable organizations and programs.
Energy education

Energy in the classroom and community

Our partnerships provide programs to educate community members about electricity and how to use it safely and efficiently.

Support today for tomorrow’s leaders

Offering various student scholarships in environmental leadership, trades, electrical engineering and business.