Attawapiskat Catering LP
Attawapiskat Catering LP was the first community-owned enterprise established as part of the work of Attawapiskat Resources Inc. — now Attawapiskat Enterprises.
Important training opportunities have also resulted for three Attawapiskat First Nation members and other First Nation community members who certified as cooks.
Origins & Progress
In January 2011, Attawapiskat Catering LP secured an annual contract for food services and housekeeping requirements at the De Beers Canada Victor Diamond Mine.
The newly-formed Aboriginal firm contracted with Outland Camps, an employee-owned Canadian enterprise to partner with them in providing the services. Outland has more than 28 years’ experience in supplying and operating full-service, remote work camps. The company also has special expertise in providing hands-on training to First Nations workers.
After four years in business and achieving a very positive client service rating, Attawapiskat Catering LP is now developing new contract opportunities beyond the ‘Victor’ site. This will diversify its client base to other camp catering sites where Attawapiskat First Nation members can be trained and employed.
In 2013, the company signed a contract for the Province of Ontario’s environmental remediation project now underway at the former Mid-Canada Line Relay Station at Cape Henrietta Maria, located at the northwestern tip of James Bay.