First Peoples Group (FPG) provides outstanding management consulting and Aboriginal knowledge through a strong team of experienced professionals from First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.
Our leadership has an extensive network of contacts from coast-to-coast-to-coast and our firm has far-reaching First Nations, Métis and Inuit expertise. We can assemble the best team for the job. And if we can’t do it, we’ll tell you.
First Peoples Group is all about building relationships. We are committed to providing the best service a company can provide its clients. We work collaboratively with our clients to achieve clear results and outcomes.
The four core values that motivate how we conduct our business are:
- excellence in service delivery;
- integrity in all dealings with our clients;
- respect for the knowledge and wisdom that all stakeholders bring to the table and;
- honesty – if we can’t do it, we’ll tell you.
Nation FPG Inc. (operating as First Peoples Group) was founded on June 21, 2001 by its President, Guy Freedman. It is registered as a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated, federally incorporated company.
In the beginning, its design subsidiary, Nation Media and Design Ltd.
, specialized in graphic design and high-end web work. The firm has since evolved into a leading edge consulting, training and communications firm that merges traditional Aboriginal ways and beliefs with new media and management solutions.
First Peoples Group has supported organizations of all sizes in Canada from coast to coast to coast. The duration of these engagements has varied significantly; some have spanned years, supporting all phases of a process, while others have been limited to either the provision of initial technical expertise and direction, or program management. Regardless of the scope of the initiative, FPG tailors an approach applicable to each client's circumstances and needs.
Some of our recent clients include:
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Aboriginal Healing Foundation
Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario
Assembly of First Nations
Blackfoot Cultural Historical Park
Canada Council for the Arts
Canada Revenue Agency
Canada School of Public Service
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)
Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC)
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation
Children's Aid Society of Ottawa
City of Ottawa
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)
Forest Products Association of Canada
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Human Resources in the Voluntary Sector
Legacy of Hope Foundation
Ministry of Education, Ontario (MEO)
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (now Indspire)
National Association of Friendship Centres
Natural Resources Canada
Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS)
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
Privy Council Office
Public Safety Canada
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The North West Company
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
University of Ottawa
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
Weeneebayko Area Health Authority