Agreements, such as Impact Benefit Agreements (“IBAs”), are essential for both industry and First Nations seeking to maximize the economic benefits of development. These agreements increase certainty for project proponents and provide economic and social benefits to First Nation communities. An in-depth understanding of the various forms these agreements can take is vital for anyone interested in resource development and working with First Nations.

This two-day program assembles expert faculty to discuss key issues and steps in the agreement process. Faculty will share their knowledge and experience in negotiating, drafting, and implementing various agreements, as well as how to best maximize the various benefits that flow from these agreements and relationships. Practical advice on overcoming common issues will be shared and discussed. Attendees will gain useful insights into ways to maximize the potential benefits of IBAs
and other similar agreements.