Indigenous businesses will play a major role in Alberta’s post-pandemic energy strategy and government is committed to ensuring that the necessary supports are in place to build broad Indigenous community participation in the Site Rehabilitation Program.
Support for contractors
Government is taking immediate steps to enhance Indigenous participation in the Site Rehabilitation Program:
- Government has appointed a dedicated Indigenous liaison to answer questions that may arise from Indigenous companies during the application process, helping to support the completion of accurate, eligible applications. Contact information is included below.
- An Industry Advisory Committee, including representatives from the Indian Resource Council, has been established to provide advice and feedback on the program.
- In June, government will establish a roundtable with Indigenous oil field service companies to help connect communities with Indigenous oil field services and to provide two-way communication and information on the program.
Nominate a site for closure
First Nations and Metis Settlements residents can nominate inactive oil and gas sites on-reserve and Settlement for closure.
The list of nominated sites will be posted in the coming weeks on the Site Rehabilitation Program webpage. There contractors may view the list of sites to negotiate with the site licensee (the oil and gas company responsible) to enter into a contract to close the site through a Site Rehabilitation Program grant.
Connect with the Site Rehabilitation Program Indigenous liaison, Kara Young:
Site Rehabilitation Program
4th floor, North Petroleum Plaza
9945 108 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2G6