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Community Engagement Policy

 

"Acres Group of Companies recognizes the importance of engaging communities that are located in areas where we complete project work.

 

I believe we have a social responsibility to recognize opportunities to develop working relationships with First Nations communities, local businesses, labour resources and community leaders. We are committed to ensuring that territorial rights holders, local economies and residents are positively influenced by our efforts."

Jason Paige, President

 


 

Acres are proud sponsors of Kamloops Minor Baseball Association's Mosquito AAA RiverDogs. 

 


This year Acres sponsored the Thomson Blazers in the Thanksgiving International Classic that was hosted in Kamloops. 

The Thompson Zone Midget T1 Blazers (formerly Lions) are in their second season as a BC Hockey Zone Team. The Zone Program was created by BC Hockey “to implement a Development Model for the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association (OMAHA) and to allow every player the opportunity to play at the highest possible level regardless of their residence”.

Last season, The Thompson Zone Midget T1 team, won the League and took 3rd in the Provincial Championships. Head Coach Riley Woodland and his staff are hopeful that they can better that this season. With 19 players from Kamloops and surrounding area, the Thompson Zone Midget T1 Blazers are a diverse and talented group. Our Team motto is “RELENTLESS”, we believe that with hard work and commitment we can and will achieve our goals.


Kamloops hosted BC Rugby's 2017 Sevens Tournament which featured some of British Columbia's top youth players in both boys and girls teams from U14 up to U18. Acres proudly sponsored the tournament in which Kamloops was well represented. The Kamloops Junior Raiders took home Gold in the U16 Girls Division and Bronze in the U18 Girls Division. We are especially proud as two of the players on these teams are members of the Acres family. Well done girls!



Communities

 

Acres recognizes the value that local resources, subcontractors, suppliers and the general business community can bring to projects. As a contractor who understand the importance of 'buying local' we recognize that there are opportunities to bring long term benefit to the regions that we are working in. From investing project dollars through the employment and training of local resources, supporting "return to work programs" such as Work BC and awarding subcontractor and supplier agreements to experienced and knowledgeable local businesses we can achieve mutual success with each project that we complete.

 

First Nations

 

It is our responsibility to make every reasonable effort to engage those with traditional rights over the land on which we work. Not only does this make sense if we aim to be socially responsible, but it can, and should, be a mutually beneficial relationship from an economic perspective as well.

 

For our partners this means revenue for the communities, jobs and training for their members, and a stronger voice when speaking to industry; for Acres it means better access to a local work force and the ability to add more value for our clients; for our clients it creates a solid solution by combining Acres’ unique construction expertise with the voice of local rights holders. At Acres we are deeply committed to this belief as it is more than just a good idea, it is part of the core values that drives every one of us to success.”