Joint Venture Agreement

Métis N4 GFL Joint Venture Agreement Established

Calgary, AB in the National Homeland of the Red River Métis – Today, Métis N4 Construction, an affiliate of the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF), announced a strategic partnership with GFL Environmental (GFL) to work together to increase Indigenous participation in the delivery of diversified environmental services across Canada.

“The MMF is pleased to see Métis N4 partner with such a well-established player in the environmental services space,” said David Chartrand, President of the MMF. “It creates a key Indigenous environmental entity that will help grow Métis employment and business opportunities across Canada, while supporting good stewardship of our Homeland. Partnering with responsible organizations complements our existing strategy for the future, which includes decades of river clean up initiatives, a commitment to planting two million trees, retrofitting our governance offices and investing in climate change adaptation strategies.”

“This is a strategic partnership that pairs an exceptional multinational environmental player with a proven Red River Métis project management entity,” said Jack Park, Chairman of Métis N4 Construction. “This initiative will grow both companies with a business model that will drive out benefits for both the environment and for Indigenous peoples across Canada.”

“Sustaining life and land through meaningful, mindful and ongoing partnerships with Indigenous communities is very important to GFL,” said Blair Dueck, GFL Senior Account Manager, Indigenous Engagement. “Our vision is to be Green for Life, which is rooted in environmental responsibility and our strong commitment to providing solutions that support the Red River Métis Citizens. We look forward to working with Métis N4 to expand and grow this partnership and continue to support stewardship of the lands we all share.”

GFL Environmental is the only major diversified environmental services company in North America offering services in solid waste management, liquid waste management, and soil remediation.  With strategically located operations across Canada and the United States, GFL is uniquely equipped to undertake practically any environmental challenge, with an unparalleled commitment to safety and customer service. GFL is proud to partner with Indigenous communities, and work with them to form meaningful and respectful relationships that promote Indigenous participation. GFL has more than 19,500 employees across its footprint.

Métis N4 is a wholly owned economic development corporation of the MMF which represents the interests of Red River Métis Citizens, wherever they live. Métis N4 is a diversified project management company with extensive experience in industrial and construction services. The MMF also announced that Métis Employment and Training will work in partnership with GFL and the Métis N4-GFL joint venture to source workers throughout the Red River Métis Homeland.


Believe in Yourself; Believe in Métis.

The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) is the democratically elected National Government of the Red River Métis, also known as the Manitoba Métis, the origin and core of the Métis Nation. The Red River Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partners in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

For more information, media may contact:
Blair Dueck
Indigenous Engagement
GFL Environmental

Wei Xie
Chief Operating Officer
Métis N4 Construction

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