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First Nations Major Projects Coalition Launches Member-Owned, Client-Focused Professional Consulting Practice

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July 12, 2022 – Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC) – e First Nations Major Projects Coalition (“FNMPC”) is proud to announce the launch of the FNMPC Advisory Centre (“Advisory Centre”), an Indigenous, client-focused consulting practice. e Advisory Centre is wholly owned by the members of the First Nations Major Projects Coalition, a not-for-pro t society. 100% of the pro ts generated by the Advisory Centre will support the not-for-pro t services and programs provided by FNMPC, which are accessed by First Nations at no cost.

“ e FNMPC Advisory Centre is an Indigenous community owned business providing strategic advisory services on matters such as the inclusion of Indigenous interests in ESG frameworks, the building of business strategies that are inclusive of Indigenous participation, and the provision of advice leading to clear pathways to economic reconciliation,” says Niilo Edwards, CEO of the FNMPC Advisory Centre.

“With decades of experience working with Indigenous communities, projects proponents, investors, and governments, the FNMPC Advisory Centre has the full breadth of expertise necessary to assist top-level public and private sector clients who are seeking to build constructive partnerships with Indigenous communities,” adds Mark Podlasly, Senior Vice President Business Development and Head of ESG Advisory.

To bolster the Advisory Centre’s capacity to provide strategic advisory to capital projects, the Advisory Centre is pleased to enter into a strategic partnership with Colliers Project Leaders.

“Colliers Project Leaders is committed to reconciliation and is proud of this strategic partnership with the FNMPC Advisory Centre. Together, we are uniquely positioned to help clients advance projects quickly and collaboratively, enhance certainty, and achieve improved outcomes through the meaningful inclusion of Indigenous perspectives,” says Olivia MacAngus, President, Colliers Project Leaders. “We look forward to supporting the FNMPC Advisory Centre clients by leveraging our multidisciplinary team of advisory and project management professionals.”

To learn more about the FNMPC Advisory Centre visit www.fnmpcadvisory.com.

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Media contact:

Allie Meeres

E: [email protected]

P: 778-918-1250

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