Presented by the IPCA Economics, Infrastructure and Finance Stream, “Building a Foundation for Reconciliation: The Role of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction in Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas” is co-hosted by RJC Engineers, IISAAK OLAM Foundation and the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership.

This virtual mini-conference is part of the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership’s Campfire Series. AES Engineering and AME Group sponsor the event. The session will explore how architecture, engineering and construction can honour the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action through supporting Indigenous led conservation. This foundational session will help industry professionals understand how reconciliation relates to Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) and how they can support Indigenous Nations in their establishment. There will be significant time for discussion and questions with the panelists.

Panelists are:

  • Eli Enns, Co-Founder and CEO of IISAAK OLAM Foundation and Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership Leadership Circle Member
  • Eric Wilson, Design Engineer with RJC Engineers, PhD Candidate at University of Victoria
  • Kear Porttris, Director of Indigenous Relations with QM Environmental

To acknowledge and support National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the mini-conference will be held on September 30th (10am – 12pm PDT, 1pm – 3pm EDT, 2pm – 4pm ADT). Register for free at