Over the years, Walker Industries has developed strong working partnerships within the communities in which we operate. We collaborate with municipalities to provide our customers with essential products and services. We have also established Integrated Gas Recovery Services Inc., a formal partnership between Comcor Environmental Limited and Walker Environmental, which develops landfill gas utilization and control projects across Canada.
We aim to build and maintain strong, respectful and successful relationships with Indigenous communities while acknowledging and respecting their unique constitutionally protected rights. We recognize and respect the inherent relationship between Indigenous communities and the land’s natural resources. In 2018, we helped the Oneida First Nation to build an educational walking trail in their community with interpretive signs for traditional medicines.
We continue to look for opportunities to learn from and share knowledge with Indigenous communities. In 2018, we hosted community members from Chippewas of the Thames First Nation at our Niagara campus to share knowledge about waste management and resource recovery and learn more about each other.
“It was so cool being able to hold and interact with Doug (the falcon). I was surprised to find that the birds of prey have important jobs at the Niagara landfill.”
— Andie Albert, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation community member