In 2007, Concentric Public Affairs – Pacific was formed to meet the needs of our growing client base in BC, most notably partnerships with West Coast First Nations and industry to provide local public affairs capabilities that would enhance their ability to promote the sustainable economic expansion and social development of the region. The partnerships were formed with two main objectives:
- Developing a comprehensive communications and public affairs strategy aimed at supporting economic development opportunities being developed and implemented.
- Building local First Nations capacity by engaging the community and encouraging members to participate in the many new opportunities available.
Through our West Coast partnerships, Concentric – Pacific developed and executed key public affairs and community engagement strategies for Alcan’s Kitimat Modernization, The Kitimat Port Development Society, West Coast LNG initiatives and local First Nations. Whenever possible, members of the community were engaged and employed.
Drawing on our Experience
In addition to our West Coast partnerships, Concentric – Pacific team members have provided council to several companies operating in BC including:
- Kinder Morgan
- WestPac LNG
- SHAW Communications
- Canadian Pacific Railway
- BC Hydro
Further complementing our knowledge of BC and our relationships within the province, Concentric draws upon its unmatched expertise implementing comprehensive public affairs and engagement programs for major projects and developments across Canada.
Our insights are informed by our company’s experience as advisors/consultants to LNG projects on the East Coast , pipeline projects on the Prairies (Energy East, Keystone, Keystone XL – NEB approved in Canada, TransCanada’s mainline and Alberta Systems) and infrastructure developments on the west coast and in the north (Suncor oil sands and upgrader developments, Encana oil and gas development in Alberta the proposed Alaska Natural Gas pipeline, the Mackenzie Valley pipeline and Yukon resource development).