Our Core Values: Safety, Quality and Sustainability
MEANINGFUL PARTNERSHIPS WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
Guided by the concept that “the whole is better than the sum of its parts,” the Joint Venture Partnership, Aecon-Six Nations (A6N) provides comprehensive expertise, knowledge and resources for a wide range of utilities-related projects.
In 2015, Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) and Aecon Group Inc. formed a joint venture agreement to perform a broad range of utility-related work (gas, fibre, forestry, hydro). In three short years, the partnership has evolved into an industry-leading example of corporate Canada and First Nations partnership.
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (51% equity owner in A6N) and Aecon Group Inc. (49% equity owner in A6N), a Canadian leader in construction and infrastructure development and one of the most respected companies in the industry. Together A6N is uniquely aligned to meet diverse utilities needs across Central and Southern Ontario, as well as in areas of historical importance to Six Nations.
“By creating meaningful employment that instills pride, while offering opportunities to develop new business opportunities, A6N shows that working together for a common goal creates comprehensive expertise, knowledge and resources for a wide range of utilities-related projects.” Bryan Johnston, A6N Operations Manager
A6N is uniquely aligned to meet diverse utilities needs across Central and Southwestern Ontario, as well as in areas of historical importance to Six Nations.
As of March 2019, A6N employs 80+ workers with a 90 per cent First Nations employment rating. The remaining work force is made up of experienced Aecon personnel such as lead hands and foremen.
“Working for A6N the last few years has given me a lot of opportunities to learn new skills in the construction trade. I have received all different kinds of training that allowed me to do my best while on the job. A6N is an excellent place to work as everyone works together as a team. They ensure safety of their employees and the community. And being able to work in my community has given me a great sense of pride that I am a part of making a difference for our people.” – John Jacobs. A6N Employee