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  • Writer's pictureDave Perry, CEO

16 Years Later: We’re Charting a Course to a Better Tomorrow

We’ve all witnessed major global challenges over the past few years that have impacted us all in transformative ways. While difficult and discouraging at times, it is the people we keep company with that provide us with the support and motivation to overcome those obstacles. Business is no different, and we are fortunate to have an outstanding team that has worked diligently to help ISN achieve our objectives and chart a course toward a better tomorrow.

You can’t build a great company without the work. You can’t do the work without amazing people standing beside you. I am forever grateful for those who have worked tirelessly to make ISN the industry standard.

ISN Headquarters
A flurry of activity at ISN HQ

Setting the Standard for Indigenous Community Leadership

Most notably, my greatest source of pride over the last two years has been around the work we have done to build and foster our partnership in the Indigenous community. We have made it our mission to elevate and support them through working relationships driven by community members. Through ISN’s partnership with the Missanabie Cree First Nation, we’ve not only achieved that, but also set the standard for what Indigenous engagement should look like.

With Gratitude

A major highlight this year has been the opening of Canada’s first Indigenous Emergency Operations Centre (IEOC). Allow me to acknowledge and congratulate Chief Jason Gauthier, Joe Tom Sayers, and the entire team at Missanabie Cree Business Corporation for an outstanding effort in achieving this milestone. Next up, we’re collaborating to build an Emergency Evacuation Host Site. Our dedication is not project specific, but rather part of ISN’s DNA. We are honoured and humbled to assist in the Residential School Investigations, and we also recently created a new division called ISN Maskwa, an Indigenous-owned, full-service national investigation company.

ISN has been my life’s work and working with my partners at Missanabie Cree First Nation has been the most important, complicated, and challenging work to date. It has also, undoubtedly, been the most rewarding. Together we are building a legacy where, in partnership, we transition the management of the complex challenges that Indigenous communities face back to leaders in those communities while advocating for increasing self reliance.

Outlook: Positive

Overcoming adversity is what makes us stronger, and our ISN team has certainly risen to the task with the passion, determination, tenacity, and hard work which defines our culture. We will continue to strive to be a preferred employer where people want to work, and where they can achieve both fulfillment and balance at work, and in their personal lives.

Message from the President

We are very fortunate to have come through the pandemic as a strong and successful company with our eyes on the horizon. Looking ahead, 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year as we continue to grow our presence across Canada with new partnerships, while nurturing and strengthening those that we have built.

– Sean Sparling, President, Investigative Solutions Network



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