December 7, 2022

For immediate release:

Formation of Pikwakanagan-Sullivan Construction

The Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation’s economic development entity, AOPFN Limited Partnership (AOPFN LP) and M. Sullivan and Son Limited (Sullivan) are pleased to announce that they are in the process of forming the Pikwakanagan-Sullivan Construction entity to pursue construction-related project opportunities across Eastern Ontario. The AOPFN LP will be the majority owner of this newly formed entity.

Pikwakanagan-Sullivan Construction will allow for the partners to respond to opportunities for a variety of general contracting and construction work in support of supplier diversity initiatives by CNL, OPG, DND, PSPC, and others. To conduct work in these markets, Pikwakanagan-Sullivan Construction will primarily draw upon its established connections in local communities with plans to utilize Sullivan’s deep experience to provide training and capacity development throughout the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation’s vast territory.

Both Parties are proud and excited to begin this new venture with the community whose territories we work and live in. We collectively look forward to creating involvement in projects within the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin People.

About the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation Limited Partnership (AOPFN LP)

The AOPFN LP is a corporate entity owned by the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (AOPFN). The AOPFN LP was created to support building capacity and shaping opportunities for the long-term benefit of AOPFN individuals and businesses. The organization also will position AOPFN in establishing itself as a viable business partner and to demonstrate a long-term vision for self-determination.

The AOPFN is a proud and progressive Algonquin community situated on the shores of Golden Lake and the Bonnechere River in Renfrew County. Located off Highway 60. The Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation is one of ten Algonquin Communities and the only federally registered Algonquin community in Ontario.

AOPFN continues to use Algonquin to describe itself as Omàmiwinini, meaning, “down-river people”. Another common term used to describe the First Nation is Anishnabek, meaning “original peoples” or “the good humans.” Other First Nation people also refer to themselves as Anishnabek, such as the Odawa and Ojibwe.

About Sullivan

Established in 1914 Sullivan is proudly one of Canada’s oldest family-owned and operated Construction companies. Based on the morals of its founder and the generations to follow since their vision statement has remained the same for over a century “A quality product built safely on time and on budget.”

With the Corporate head office in Arnprior, Ontario and regional offices in Kingston, North Bay, Ottawa, and Chalk River they provide a broad scope of construction services throughout Eastern, Central, and Northern Ontario and beyond including Construction Management, Design Build, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), General Contracting Services, and we self-perform challenging civil work.

As institutional specialists, Sullivan holds a vast portfolio that includes clients such as Defence Construction Canada, National Defence, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, and Ontario Power Generation. Sullivan has been providing Construction Services to Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories since 1959 and is an approved vendor on both the CNL MSA and CDP contracts. They provide these services utilizing a local workforce committed to the success of each project.

As a company that is deeply involved in the communities where they work and live, and in alignment with their association with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Sullivan embraces the responsibility to help strengthen Indigenous communities, promote progressive and prosperous relationships, and growing a new economy based on mutual respect and shared prosperity.

For further information please contact:

Don Bilodeau
AOPFN Limited Partnership
3-469 Kokomis Inamo
Pikwakanagan, ON, K0J 1X0
E: [email protected]

Jarret Brown
Business Development Manager
M. Sullivan & Son Limited
236 Madawaska Blvd. Suite 100,
Arnprior, ON, K7S 0A3
E: [email protected]



Back Row L-R:

Robert J. Ball – President & CEO Sullivan, Dave Assinewai – Project Lead, Economic Development AOPFN, Kyle Sarazin – Anishinabe Odjibikan Program AOPFN, Chris McMahon – Business Unit Lead, Nuclear Infrastructure Sullivan, Jarret Brown – Business Development Manager Sullivan

Front Row L-R:

Aimee Bailey – AOPFN Elder, Angelina Commanda – AOPFN Council Member, Don Bilodeau – Manager, AOPFN LP, Lisa Meness – Interim Executive Director of Operations AOPFN, Claudette Cournoyer – Manager Economic Development AOPFN, Holly Watson – Proposal Writer/Marketing Coordinator Sullivan

Photo credit: P.J. Leroux – Communications Consultant AOPFN