About Us


Chignecto Consulting Group offers a comprehensive range of professional services specializing in projects and issues affecting Aboriginal people in Canada. Working nationally and internationally with an impressive and capable array of associates, Chignecto Consulting Group offers clients, Native and non-Native, expert advice and assistance with complete confidentiality.

Chignecto Consulting Group was established in 1996 by the principals, Gerry Kerr and John Higham, who bring an extensive and varied professional background combined with significant and long-standing experience in working with Aboriginal people(s). The company’s philosophy is based on the principle that economic development and self-government are prerequisites to a viable future for Aboriginal people(s) in Canada.

We are positioned to help clients effectively and efficiently bridge the divide between Aboriginal people(s) and both corporate Canada and all levels of government. Our mission is to serve our clients by assisting in the development of effective partnerships among Aboriginal people(s), government, and the business community. We bring to any project exemplary Native and non-Native professionals with a wide variety of talent and relevant experience.

We offer strategic planning and implementation advice with respect to a broad range of activities including issue resolution, government and business negotiations, governance, education, social, housing, economic development, and partnership development. As well, we offer services designed to improve the internal operations of First Nations thus positioning First Nations to deal more effectively with their local government, with other governments and with the business community.


Visit pages on Our Philosophy, The Chignecto Advantage, and Our Clients to learn more.