APL’s Indigenous Commitment
ADVANCED PARAMEDIC LTD. recognizes that our operations are in Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 territory.
- Cadotte Lake, and serve surrounding communities (Lubicon, Simon Lake, Haig Lake, Red Earth Creek etc.) - Treaty 8
- Fox Lake - Treaty 8
- John D’Or Prairie - Treaty 8
- Garden River - Treaty 8
Policy and Procedure
Encourage the employment of Indigenous people and contracting of Indigenous businesses, primarily in the communities that we serve. We recognize that building capacity through employment offers is one of the most effective opportunities for local communities to thrive. We strive to meet this commitment by:
- Working with communities to provide the youth with Career Fairs that showcase opportunities, at the invitation of the community and Elders
- Employ an Indigenous Liaison
- Employ an Indigenous summer student each year from the community to help with our community engagement (BBQs, fair setup/take downs/sports)
- Encourage our current Indigenous staff members to participate in the community involvement efforts
- Encourage input from current Indigenous staff members to guide our principles and engagement in the communities we provide service within and support.
- Undertake a census of APL’s current workforce to determine the number of Indigenous Peoples currently employed. Add this to onboarding documentation for new employees.
We recognize the unique legal and constitutional rights of Indigenous Peoples and seek to understand and respect their history, customs, beliefs, and traditions. We strive to meet this commitment by:
- Providing all our staff Alberta Health Services Training – Indigenous Awareness Training
- Providing our staff with opportunities to participate in Blanket Exercises
- Engaging in relationship building exercises in the communities we serve that are led by Elders who can share stories and traditions with our staff members
We recognize the importance of the land to Indigenous Peoples and accept our own obligations toward the land and commit to conducting our business in an environmentally responsible way over the long term. We strive to meet this commitment by:
- Reducing our carbon footprint by reducing engine idle times, not disturbing the land unless necessary for the purposes of emergency medical response.
- Wherever we are, we strive to leave the land in a better condition than before our onset.
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