Indigenous Relations

Understanding and Respect

Before thinking of itself as a generator of electrical power, TransAlta strives to be a responsible neighbor that partners with local communities to build relationships based on trust and respect.

Engaging with Indigenous Communities

TransAlta’s employees work hard to engage early with Indigenous communities in the areas where we operate and to build new relationships with Indigenous communities as we grow our renewable energy business. TransAlta strives to be a good business partner, a great place to work and committed to the well-being of Indigenous communities.

Investing in Indigenous Communities

CCAB Progressive Aboriginal Relations

TransAlta holds Silver certification in the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’s Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program. The program is a quantifiable certification program that verifies the corporate commitments.


Bursary Program

For over 100 years, TransAlta has been a proud community member that believes education helps build healthy and prosperous communities and through our Indigenous Bursary, we support students to reach their full potential. TransAlta’s bursary program encourages and assists Indigenous students in obtaining post-secondary and trades education as well as other job training.

Important Information

  • TransAlta is partnering with Indspire for our 2019 Indigenous Bursary. Indspire provides hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and awards to thousands of Indigenous students every year, and through this partnership TransAlta is able to double the number of bursaries available in 2019!
  • The new application deadline for TransAlta’s Indigenous Bursary is November 1, 2019
  • Applicants who have already applied will be contacted with instructions for submitting your application through Indspire.

A link for submitting your application to Indspire along with instructions will be available soon on our website.

Contact us:

General contact:
Aboriginal Relations