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WSP Acquires Communica, Reinforcing Its Indigenous and Stakeholder Engagement Services in Canada

Press Release

MONTREAL, March 21, 2024 – WSP Global Inc. (TSX: WSP) (“WSP” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Communica Public Affairs Inc. (“Communica”), one of Canada’s leading Indigenous and stakeholder engagement and information management consulting firms. Founded in 2002, Communica is recognized for its collaborative approach and its ability to deliver authentic, open, and transparent stakeholder and wider community engagement, including with Indigenous communities.

March 21, 2024

This acquisition reinforces WSP’s commitment to delivering impactful projects for communities and enhances its ability to respond to the increasing demand for stakeholder engagement and information management services. These services are integral to the success of projects in all sectors and markets across Canada and to supporting clients in their ESG journey.

“WSP is pleased to welcome Communica’s 50 highly skilled professionals. By joining forces, we will be increasing our capabilities and raising our standards in terms of Indigenous and stakeholder engagement in Canada, not only as a standalone practice but also as a key element of many multidisciplinary projects,” said Alexandre L’Heureux, President and CEO of WSP Global.

“Communica’s extensive experience in fostering early and sustained engagement with Indigenous communities and stakeholders is instrumental to our ongoing commitment in supporting and empowering these groups. Together, we will continue to build long-term and trusting relationships while contributing positively to sustainable development across the country,” added Marie-Claude Dumas, President and CEO of WSP Canada.

“Our team is delighted to be joining WSP. We are eager to contribute our capabilities to the development of WSP’s diverse projects. With this collaboration, we are poised to deliver unparalleled value to our clients and community interests while offering new opportunities to our talented professionals,” said Doug Ford, Communica’s President and CEO.


Communica is one of Canada’s premier firms specializing in Indigenous and stakeholder regulatory engagement services and software. With thousands of meetings with Indigenous communities, stakeholders, and community events and over 120,000 contact records, they are recognized for their expertise in facilitating effective engagement and fostering respectful, productive dialogues between organizations and their community stakeholders. For over two decades, they have been instrumental in assisting our clients in establishing constructive working relationships and collaborative decision-making frameworks.


As one of the largest professional services firms in the world, WSP exists to future-proof our cities and our environment. It provides strategic advisory, engineering and design services to clients seeking sustainable solutions in the transportation, infrastructure, environment, building, energy, water and mining sectors. Its 66,500 trusted professionals are united by the common purpose of creating positive, long-lasting impacts on the communities it serves through a culture of innovation, integrity and inclusion. In 2023, WSP reported $14.4 B (CAD) in revenue. The Corporation’s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WSP).


Alain Michaud
Chief Financial Officer
WSP Global Inc.
Phone: 438-843-7317



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