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About Us

Our Mission
"Building resource projects with First Nations proving that First Nations can be sound investments".

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Our Story

Since its establishment in 2016, Talon has dedicated the last decade to forming strategic partnerships with leading industry experts, showcasing a commitment to collaboration and excellence in the resource and First Nation community development industry.

 

"Talon was founded with the vision of bridging the gap between First Nations communities and proponents in the market space." - Robert Houle, President/Co-founder.

 

Recognizing a need for increased engagement and collaboration, the two founding partners brought their unique expertise together to launch Talon Resources and Community Development Inc. With a shared passion for driving positive change, they set out to make a meaningful impact and create a more connected, equitable future.

Robert Houle

Co-founder/President

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Robert Houle has dedicated over 30 years to working with First Nations communities across Canada, establishing himself as a recognized specialist in community development, engagement, and governance.Throughout his career, Rob has had the unique opportunity to work directly with three national chiefs, gaining invaluable insights and forging significant relationships that have deeply informed his approach to community engagement.

 

He is an advocate for cooperative resource development and sustainability, reflecting his deep commitment to these principles. His career is distinguished by leading the Anishinaabe Lands and Housing Pilot Project (ALHPP), serving as Ontario Regional Manager at the National Centre for First Nations Governance (NCFNG), holding a Senior Advisor position at Hydro One, and completing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) training at McGill University. 

Mr. Houle has significantly contributed to several successful high-profile resource projects, such as Aston Minerals, Bonterra, Sangold, MAG Silver, and others, by fostering meaningful relationships with First Nations communities. He leads community engagement for each project, ensuring positive and respectful collaboration with Indigenous communities.

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Ricky Houle

Business Development

Ricky Houle serves as a dynamic force in Business Development and Drone Operations at Talon, having joined the team in 2019. With a solid foundation in marketing from two years at Algonquin College, supplemented by various online digital marketing courses, Ricky brings a fresh and innovative approach to the company's marketing strategies. Since obtaining his full license and certification as a Drone Pilot with Transport Canada in 2021, he has skillfully operated drones for each of Talon's projects, enhancing project outcomes and client satisfaction.

In his role, Ricky is instrumental in driving Talon's growth. He excels at identifying new business opportunities, forging strategic partnerships, and increasing revenue. Beyond business development, Ricky manages Talon's online digital presence, including the company's social media platforms and website, ensuring a strong and engaging online footprint that reflects the company's values and innovative edge.

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