Waterlution’s Water Innovation Lab Canada.  October 5th to 11th, 2019 in Calgary and Kananaskis. Scholarships available for Indigenous applicants  Read more…

Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR) Society.  13th Annual Spring Conference: Networking Event and Golf Tournament.  May 28th, 2019.  Read more…

Alberta Soil Science Workshop.  Alberta’s annual soils symposium with 2018’s theme: Harnessing Big Data to Advance Soil Science.  February 20th to 22nd, 2018.  Read more…

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation’s second annual Environmental Gathering continues the practice of coming together as environmental champions to boldly create and steward our collective vision for tomorrow. February 23rd to 25th, 2018.  Read more…

The Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) will be hosting their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference February 28 to March 2, 2018.  Read More…

Indigenous Perspective on the Environmental Assessment Process.  In this 2-part webinar, hear first-hand experience of how TK impacts the EA process. Part 1: February 28, 2018   12.00 pm EST, Part 2: March 07, 2018  12.00 pm EST.  Read More…

EnviroTech.  The ESAA’s two and a half day technical program will consist of a minimum of 50 platform presentations grouped into sessions chaired by environmental industry leaders.  April 3rd to 5th, 2018.  Read more…

RemTech. The ESAA’s three-day technical program will consist of a minimum of 70 platform presentations grouped into sessions chaired by leaders in environmental remediation research and application.  October 10th to 12th, 2018. Read more…


The Aboriginal Environmental Services Network can assist Indigenous communities or businesses in developing funding applications for proposals or grants that relate to environmental services such as environmental monitoring, reclamation or forestry. We can assist you in determining how suitable a particular funding opportunity may be, and partner with you to conduct the project.

Thinking of starting your own business or expanding your existing environmental services business? Contact Business Link. They offer services and advice on financing and training for Indigenous entrepreneurs and communities.

Alberta Indigenous Relations offers a number of grants for business development and employment creation.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant can assist employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees to increase their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of Alberta’s changing economy.

Alberta Aboriginal Small Business Resources has a number of business development services, loans and grants to assist Indigenous Businesses.


In conjunction with Vertex Resource Services Ltd., Acden vertex coordinates and manages small to large-scale environmental projects within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Aseniwuche Environmental Corporation is an integrated, community inspired organisation with a genuine connection with the environment. Aseniwuche Environmental Corporation has brought years of experience, practical analyses of local systems and the incorporation of scientific and traditional aboriginal knowledge to natural resource industries since 2011.

Aniwye is an Alberta based, aboriginal owned company that offers a professional and experienced approach to vegetation management along with many types of environmental and site services, including experienced professional diving services. Aniwye has a comprehensive health & safety program as we recognize the importance of safety and environmental protection in every aspect of our daily operations, as it relates to us and to you the client.

BearPaw offers services in conventional environmental sciences disciplines and also emerging unique markets such as Traditional Knowledge Studies. Over the years we have completed numerous environmental projects and assignments but it is our unique approach and understanding as Aboriginal people that interests most of our clients.

Canada North Environmental Services (CanNorth) is a private environmental consulting company that is 100% owned by Kitsaki Management Limited Partnership, the business arm of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. CanNorth is one of the largest environmental service providers in western Canada. Our office locations are Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (head office), Markham, Ontario, and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Since 1997, CanNorth has provided high quality environmental and heritage services to a diversity of clients for a wide range of project types. Our experienced, interdisciplinary team offers the technical skills and knowledge to protect the environment, satisfy regulatory requirements, benefit our clients, and support local communities.

Haneshe LP Environmental Services

Haneshe LP offers a range of environmental services for the oil and gas, power, mining and infrastructure sectors. We integrate technical excellence and Indigenous values to deliver sustainable, innovative solutions to our clients. Our services include reclamation and remediation, strategic planning, engagement, and training. We are committed to building long-term partnerships with Indigenous businesses and communities to maximize their participation in our projects.

Indigenous Concepts and Solutions Corporation (INCOSO) is a new Engineering, Waste Remediation and Green Energy company looking to provide bio-based reclamation and remediation services and green energy solutions in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. Our focus in Alberta and Saskatchewan is to cleanup and decommission contaminated orphan ‘well sites.


Kisik Environmental Services, a TSAG Ventures business, was established in 2015 to meet the need for an environmental consulting company that operates under a mandate of providing reliable environmental services that are not only necessary in the short term but also build capacity for sound future management of reserve and traditional lands.

(N’deh) represents the primary corporate arm of the Dene Tha’ First Nation (DTFN), based in northwestern Alberta.  The Dene Tha’ (People Common to the Territory) are divided into three separate communities located in Northwest Alberta—Bushe River, Meander River, and Chateh.  The Dene Tha’ people place a high value on their way of life both from yesterday and today.

Last updated: March 25, 2020

Please contact us if you would like to add an Indigenous-owned environmental service business to this list.

Data for Decisions

“ Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion ”

W. Edwards Deming – Data Scientist

To make decisions on environmental matters, one requires good data on which to base those decisions. We live in an age of information overload, yet at times it seems we cannot find sufficient information about environmental issues. Here are some links to freely available data and reports on wildlife, plants, traditional landuse studies, climate change, reclamation and forestry:

golden saxifrage
air and water
land use
traditional land use study
climate change
solar and energy efficiency


Indigenous people and communities are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. View Alberta’s climate leadership report and plan:
Climate Leadership report to minister executive summary (pdf)

The Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) at the University of Alberta and the Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada (CFS) hosted a one day workshop on “Aboriginal Participation in Land Reclamation: Enhancing the Dialogue”. View the report: LRIGS CFS Aboriginal Workshop Report 2015 (PDF)

Aboriginal Environmental Services Network – Business Case


There are numerous government agencies in Alberta that Environmental Service providers frequently interact with and make use of for information and other purposes. These government agencies can be provincial or federal. Each agency has a very specific mandate for a particular area of the environment. Below is a list of environmental areas with the corresponding government agency.

Responsibility Provincial Federal
Climate change
Environmental monitoring
Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
Applications for oil sands, oil and gas, pipeline and coal developments

Monitoring environmental impacts of industry

Remediation and Reclamation

Enforcing the rules on industry

Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Indian Oil and Gas Canada

National Energy Board (NEB)




Food and forestry sectors


Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF) Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) (forestry, wildfire)

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (agriculture)

Consultation Alberta Indigenous Relations (AIR)

Consultation also occurs within other departments

Canadian Environmental Assessment Association (CEAA)

Consultation also occurs within other departments