Indigenous Relations

Understanding and Respect

Before thinking of itself as a generator of electrical power, TransAlta strives to be a responsible neighbour 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 is committed to the well-being of Indigenous communities.

Investing in Indigenous Communities

CCAB Progressive Aboriginal Relations

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

Bursary Program

For over 100 years, TransAlta has been a proud community member that believes education helps build healthy and prosperous communities and by providing Indigenous bursaries, we support students to reach their full potential. TransAlta’s bursary program encourages and assists Indigenous students in obtaining post-secondary and trades education (technical college or apprenticeship training).

  • TransAlta is partnering with Indspire to manage the Indigenous Student Bursary program.
  • Indspire provides hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and awards to thousands of Indigenous students in Canada every year, and through this partnership TransAlta is able to increase the number of bursaries available to prospective students.

Contact us:

General contact:
Aboriginal Relations
Aboriginal_Relations@transalta.com