Four Rivers was established in 2011 as an environmental services group within Matawa First Nations Management (MFNM) to provide environmental support and technical services to the Matawa member First Nation communities facing unprecedented development within their shared traditional territories. In early 2017, Four Rivers Inc. was created as a stream of Four Rivers to expand our service offerings beyond the Matawa member First Nations in a cost-effective and competitive manner.
Since its inception Four Rivers has delivered on many visionary and ground breaking projects. Four Rivers has been the proud recipient of an Environmental Stewardship award from the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and a GIS Excellence Award from ESRI Canada.
Four Rivers supports capacity building in communities throughout northern Ontario by coordinating and supporting initiatives aimed to assist community-based land and resource management. Four Rivers uses a holistic, community-based approach to projects and strives to:
- Be open and honest in all aspects of our work;
- Be responsive to individual community needs and capacity barriers;
- Build capacity through training and create legacy projects for communities; and,
- Provide innovative, cost-effective and sustainable community-based solutions.