First Nations & Aboriginal Relations

Strad believes that Aboriginal communities should benefit from economic activity occurring on reserve lands and traditional land use areas. One of Strad’s initiatives is to increase the local community and Aboriginal participation in our operations.

The Strad Difference

In the spirit of our community work, Strad has implemented a community program which is intended to provide economic benefits, employment and training to our partner First Nations and Aboriginal communities. This program ensures that service will be offered by our qualified and trained staff and our Aboriginal colleagues.

Protecting People & Environment

Safety and the environment are major priorities for Strad. We differentiate ourselves in the service industry by our commitment to the development of solutions that help to minimilize environmental impact and protect natural resources in the safest way possible. Safety First is our in-house behavioral-based safety program, it represents many things but mostly to keep safety top of mind in everything we do.

Community Investment

Our commitment to our partners and our clients is that we will leave the community with positive economic benefits. Our aim is to provide a strong foundation for support within the community. When the communities are involved, local business flourish and economic benefits remain in the community. 

Community Involvement

Strad’s First Nations and Aboriginal Program also provides business and employment opportunities, equity participation and economic benefit. Our goal is for local community based businesses to have the opportunity to jointly provide their services to the oil and gas industry.


    Scholarship Awards & Memberships

    Our program works to enhance the communities through education and training programs, as well as on-the-job training.

    Strad is pleased to support students through support at the following institutions:

    • Keyano College – Fort McMurray, AB
    • Lethbridge Community College – Lethbridge, AB
    • Northern Lights College Foundation – Dawson Creek, BC
    • Parkland College - Melville, SK
    • Portage College – Lac La Biche, AB
    • Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) - Saskatoon, SK

    We are members of:

    • Aboriginal Human Resources Council (AHRC)
    • Circle of Aboriginal Relations (CFAR)
    • Notheastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA)