Aboriginal-owned Consulting Firm Joins MNP

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Aboriginal-owned Consulting Firm Joins MNP

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MNP and Calliou Group Unite to Benefit Aboriginal Communities​

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017, CALGARY, AB – MNP LLP, one of Canada’s largest accounting and business consulting firms, announced today Aboriginal-owned and Aboriginal client-focused consulting firm, Calliou Group, will join MNP, effective June 1, 2017. While Calgary-based Calliou Group was looking for an opportunity to offer more specialty services to its Aboriginal clients, MNP was looking to add more resources and capabilities to serve Aboriginal communities; a growing and key client group for the firm.

“We are very excited to have the Calliou Group join the team at MNP,” said Clayton Norris, Vice President, Aboriginal Services. “Over the next 25 years, there will be many major development projects in Canada that will impact Indigenous communities. With the addition of Calliou Group, we have a greater ability to develop and implement innovative strategies and solutions for the benefit of Indigenous communities and all Canadians.”

Founded in 2008, Calliou Group has grown to become a strategic Aboriginal consultation specialist group for Aboriginal communities, government regulators and natural resource developers. With their extensive experience in working with Indigenous communities, they provide services such as land use studies, proponent discussions, review environmental assessments and reports on behalf of Aboriginal Nations, conduct internal ’duty to consult’ training, develop and implement consultation strategies for projects, manage and support Crown-Aboriginal consultation processes and help to oversee records of communication.

Calliou Group recognized joining MNP would offer them more resources and enhance the specialty services they can provide to their clients.

“What specifically drew us to MNP, was the fact that for more than two decades, MNP has partnered with over 200 Aboriginal communities across Canada and recognizes the needs of Aboriginal communities both in their unique planning and decision-making processes,” said Tracy Campbell, Founder and Owner, Calliou Group. “As the marketplace evolves, we believe becoming part of a national firm with an emphasis on local client-service delivery resources will serve our clients well and position us for continued success and growth. Coming together will strengthen and deepen our existing leadership and offer our clients business advice specifically tailored to their businesses and communities.”

MNP is one of the largest national accounting and business consulting firms in Canada and has more than 4000 team members from coast to coast. The firm currently employs 88 Aboriginal team members who have self-declared as being Indigenous and even more team members as part of their Aboriginal services team focused on the success of Indigenous communities.  In addition to tax and accounting expertise, MNP delivers a diverse range of advisory services, including consulting, enterprise risk, corporate finance, valuation and litigation support, succession planning, estate planning, insolvency and restructuring, investigative and forensic accounting, cross-border taxation and more. MNP’s Aboriginal specialists assist their clients in a variety of key areas, including business and financial planning; audit and assurance; tax planning and recovery; economic development; consulting; governance; land claims support services; strategic and community planning; advocacy; feasibility studies for new enterprises; training solutions; remote bookkeeping and accounting; financial management, due diligence; and more.

“What the Calliou Group team brings to MNP aligns well with our commitment to Aboriginal clients and the existing services we provide,” explained David Woodman, Regional Managing Partner for MNP’s Alberta Advisory Services practice. “In addition to a similar set of values, Calliou Group has the knowledge and understanding of the complex regulatory and legislative frameworks for consultation, rights and lands, as well as their training and capacity-building experience. We now have the ability to assist our clients in a project from the earliest stages of development thanks to the addition of this skilled and knowledgeable team. It’s a win-win for our clients and our firms. We couldn’t be more pleased that Calliou Group will be joining the MNP family.”

The Calliou Group team of five will move into the MNP Calgary office in early summer of 2017.

About MNP LLP

MNP is one of the largest national accounting and consulting firms in Canada, providing client-focused accounting, taxation and consulting advice. National in scope and local in focus, MNP has proudly served individuals and public and private companies for more than 55 years. Through the development of strong relationships, MNP provides personalized strategies and a local perspective to help them succeed. For more information, visit www.mnp.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Clayton Norris CAFM, MBA, CPA, CMA, Vice President, Aboriginal Services, MNP LLP, at 403.263.3385 or clayton.norris@mnp.ca

David Woodman, MBA, Regional Managing Partner, Advisory Services, MNP LLP, at 403.263.3385 or david.woodman@mnp.ca

Tracy Campbell, B.A., M.A, Founder and Owner, Caillou Group, at 403.796. 3899 or tracy.campbell@calliougroup.com

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