Brock Kaluznick has joined Communica and will lead Communica’s growing Aboriginal engagement and consultation team. Brock’s work experience ranges from aboriginal consultation in B.C. and Alberta, to supporting aboriginal economic development, education, training opportunities and petroleum land management. Most recently he was Group Lead, Aboriginal Relations for Encana’s Canadian Division.
“I am an Aboriginal relations and surface land professional,” says Brock. “I have developed skills in relationship building and maintenance during my career,” he says, “that are key to effective engagement with Aboriginal people.” He has been described by peers as very knowledgeable about this critically important area of expertise, and very respectful of government and Aboriginal community stakeholders.
Brock studied Petroleum Engineering Technology (Drilling) at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology from 1978 to 1980, and is a Licensed Land Agent in Alberta. Prior to taking on the role of Group Lead, Aboriginal Relations at Encana he was a Surface Land Coordinator with the company.
Stakeholder and Aboriginal Engagement is one of Communica’s three business pillars, and the addition of Brock will mean a greater focus and leadership to continue to develop the Aboriginal Engagement component of the company’s business, to support the project development needs of Communica’s clients in B.C. and Alberta.
“Communica continues to grow and add resources to better serve our clients,” says Doug Ford, the Principal and Senior Consultant of the company. “The addition of Brock – his knowledge of Aboriginal consultation and engagement, his experience, and his excellent reputation – strengthens an already accomplished Communica team, and will enable us to continue to grow our presence in Aboriginal consultation and engagement. We anticipate further announcements over the next few weeks, regarding additional capacity to support both potential projects and ongoing operational requirements .” Communica, Western Canada’s largest public and Aboriginal Engagement firm, has offices in Calgary and Vancouver, and provides Stakeholder and Aboriginal Engagement and Consultation; Corporate Communication; and Stakeholder Information Management expertise and support for a variety of companies in Western Canada.