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Who We Are

Bridgeway Consulting Inc. provides strategic planning, Indigenous right and issues consultation, impact assessment, and project management services for a diverse range of projects.

About Bridgeway Consulting Inc.

Bridgeway Consulting Inc. is a Canadian consulting firm with a head office near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We provide professional services in the fields of Indigenous rights, consultation, negotiation, strategy and policy development, cultural and environmental impact assessment, corporate cross-cultural training, and project management services for a diverse range of projects. We have primarily worked with corporate clients and Aboriginal communities on projects related to strategic planning, mining, oil & gas development, water resources management and green energy development.

Bridgeway’s specific areas of expertise include:

  • Creating strategies for Indigenous land-related negotiations and engagement
  • Providing cross-cultural consultation and community engagement strategies, or leading the process
  • Negotiating effective agreements
  • Facilitating multiparty processes including supporting structured decision-making
  • Leading corporate social strategy development
  • Managing social risk assessment, environmental impact assessment, cultural impact assessment and regulatory processes
  • Cumulative effects management, and
  • Assisting in the design and development of internal principles and policy to guide aspects of social responsibility and indigenous rights consultation and negotiation.

Our mission

We believe that natural resources can only be managed and developed responsibly upon a foundation of strong relationships, deep understanding of responsibility, and respect for all knowledge and rights holders. Our goal is to facilitate the creation of strategies for Indigenous land-related negotiations and engagement. We achieve these goals by linking corporate governance and environmental and social responsibility.

Our skills

  • Diverse knowledge of national and international best practices, case law, precedence and emerging norms in the fields of Indigenous rights
  • Strength in designing, leading and conducting meaningful consultation and accommodation processes with Indigenous communities and resource interests
  • Creative strategies for Indigenous land-related negotiations and engagement
  • Meaningful and helpful training in cross-cultural consultation and community engagement
  • Energy and resources planning
  • Structured decision-making
  • Management engineering including project management; watershed management, and
  • Green energy project assessment and development (wind, small hydro).

About Us

Dr. Andrea Kennedy Ph.D., P.Eng.

Dr. Andrea Kennedy Ph.D., P.Eng. Senior Partner

Dr. Andrea Kennedy Ph.D., P.Eng.

Senior Partner

Dr. Andrea Kennedy Ph.D., P.Eng.
Dr. Andrea Kennedy is a natural resource planning and consultation specialist. Andrea has extensive and demonstrated negotiation success, a broad and deep knowledge in key areas related to consultation and negotiation with Indigenous peoples and excellent project management skills.

Dr. Kennedy has worked with numerous First Nation communities throughout British Columbia on consultation and negotiation initiatives, and has had additional exposure to indigenous peoples’ issues through work abroad and travel in Central and South America. She has formed relationships with Pacific Coast First Nation individuals and gained an appreciation for the principles that govern their varied communities.
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Dr. Andrea Kennedy is a natural resource planning and consultation specialist, and a professional engineer. Andrea holds a PhD. in Indigenous Studies, law and land management. Andrea has deep knowledge and experience in provincial, national and global indigenous affairs, including land related cross cultural consultation. She has over twenty years of experience working in the fields of negotiation, consultation, community engagement, strategic planning and natural resource engineering. This valuable combination of education and career history has given her the ability to lead collaborative processes that allow for meaningful consultation and consent between Indigenous peoples, governments, and industrial proponents.
Ms. Fiona Reaume

Ms. Fiona Reaume Administration Manager

Ms. Fiona Reaume

Administration Manager

Ms. Fiona Reaume
Fiona has over 20 years of experience in administration and accounting. She has also demonstrated success in leading teams of people working together. In her previous experience, she managed accounting for one of Canada’s largest Employee Assistance Program service providers. Maintaining a high degree of confidentiality was critical for this position and she carries that experience into her work at Bridgeway Consulting. Fiona has managed administration matter for both large and small companies. She provides strong research and information management skills to the Bridgeway team.
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Fiona has over 20 years of experience in administration and accounting. She has also demonstrated success in leading teams of people working together. In her previous experience, she managed accounting for one of Canada’s largest Employee Assistance Program service providers. Maintaining a high degree of confidentiality was critical for this position and she carries that experience into her work at Bridgeway Consulting. Fiona has managed administration matter for both large and small companies. She provides strong research and information management skills to the Bridgeway team.

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