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Transpolar Technology Corporation was incorporated on January 15, 1995 and was co-founded by the late Honourable James Bourque, PC, a Métis originally from northern Alberta, and subsequently the Northwest Territories. As well as a Co-Director of Policy for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Jim was the founder of The Centre for Traditional Knowledge. Long before his untimely death, Jim had instilled his understanding of Aboriginal issues and culture in his non-Aboriginal partners. As well as pursuing Aboriginal business opportunities, Transpolar continues to recruit and employ Aboriginal resources in a continued commitment to its heritage.

Transpolar is a fully accredited Aboriginal business conceived to bridge the opportunities of the south with Northern Canada through the provision of Information Technology services. The company is qualified as an Aboriginal enterprise under the federal government's Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business and as a Northern Contractor under the Northwest Territories Government Business Incentive Policy. It maintains strong links to Aboriginal communities, including involvement with the Centre for Traditional Knowledge, sponsorship of the Jim Bourque Memorial Scholarship Fund for post-secondary education, and is committed to traditional values of honesty, humility, respect for all peoples, sharing and acceptance of responsibility.

Transpolar's primary objective is to foster economic development by delivering to all its clients the full promise and benefits of modern management practices and expertise, information and learning technologies, and the complete spectrum of associated disciplines. Transpolar's services are focused in the areas of Information Management, Information Technology, Project Management, management consulting, procurement management, and training and performance support. In 2001, Transpolar broadened its scope and became a provider of internetworking equipment and holds its own Aboriginal NESS National Master Standing Offer (NMSO) for CISCO products.

Transpolar has gained a reputation for successfully providing IT consulting services and has satisfied requirements for clients such as the N.W.T. government, Nunavut Government and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). The company believes strongly in learning through working together, and actively seeks opportunities to lend its experience and capabilities to supporting the economic, social and individual development of Canada's Aboriginal people, as well as to provide disciplined, weathered expertise to its clients.

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