Norcan is determined to promote work conditions and attitudes within the company that ensure that quality, safety and productivity receive a balance of consideration from all employees. As a way to ensure that all of Norcan’s employees meet our clients’ needs and expectations, our entire staff is trained in the Environmental Management Systems policies and procedures of each client. Seasonally, Norcan employs a staff of 20 individuals; below you will find the key project management staff.
In addition, Norcan staff are also qualified according to the industry standard certifications for:
- Occupational First Aid Level 1
- Transportation Endorsement
- S-100 Fire Suppression
- Bear Awareness
- ATV/UTV Training Certification
- B.C. Forest Safety Council Safe Certified Company
- Work Safe COR Certification (5157800420140205HS)
President / Senior Archaeologist
As president of Norcan Consulting Ltd., Mr. Canuel offers his clients over 40 years of archaeological and forestry management experience including thousands of field assessments. Mr. Canuel has been involved in the establishment and management of three consulting firms; and has worked as a planning forester, forest operations manager, timber cruiser, road and harvesting supervisor and in fire management. As an archaeologist, Mr. Canuel has managed and conducted archaeological excavations, archaeological impact assessments, built predictive models and managed archaeological inventories throughout British Columbia, Kentucky, Texas, Washington, Guatemala, Yukon and Alaska.
In addition, Mr. Canuel has managed field crews in excess of 150 people. A guest lecturer at UNBC, Mr. Canuel’s extensive background in Central British Columbia archaeology, forestry and landscape management planning puts him at the forefront of integrated resource managers and he plays the lead role for Norcan as a database and predictive model developer. His understanding of GIS, databases and modelling ensures that the client receives the most comprehensive, up to date and reliable data and predictive models.
Project Manager / Archaeologist
Ms. Lewthwaite has been working with Norcan for eight years after earning her degree. After her first year with the company she was moved up to field supervisor and today manages the office and field crews. Ms. Lewthwaite works in the lead position at Norcan, forecasting work load and scheduling staff to meet the needs of our clients. During her time with Norcan, she has supervised hundreds of AIAs and AOAs in the central interior of British Columbia.
Ms. Lewthwaite is also our health and safety auditor and maintains Norcan’s SAFE and COR certifications, running and implementing policies and safe practices and promoting a culture of safety at work.
Ms. Reyers has an Advanced Diploma of Technology in G.I.S. from the College of New Caledonia, a Bachelors of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Diploma of Technology in Control Electronics from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Ms. Reyers has been providing quality mapping and GIS support to Norcan for over 9 years. Her 20 years of GIS and Engineering experience have been a great asset to our field crews.
Mary H. Reyers
Ms. Elzinga brings over 10 years of accounting experience to Norcan specializing in accounting needs of a variety of clients as well as Norcan. Ms Elzinga is like the engine room of Norcan, maintaining a variety of ledgers used to produce key financial reports for four separate companies. Ms Elzinga has a thorough knowledge of modern methods used in keeping and checking financial records and reports; excellent knowledge of principles and practices used in single and double-entry bookkeeping; a full understanding of office terminology, equipment and procedures Over the years, Ms. Elzinga has proven her loyalty and trust to Norcan and our clients. Her meticulous nature and skills are valuable assets to the financial needs of Norcan and its clients requiring our bookkeeping and accounting needs. Her understanding of the accounting software ensures the most accurate and timely management of our accounting division.
Working as the Project Administrator for Norcan, Ms. Deutsch coordinates project activities, including simple tasks and larger plans, manages schedules, arrange assignments and communicate progress to all team members. As the Project Administrator Ms. Deutsch prepares action plans, analyzing risks and opportunities and gathering necessary resources. She works with a team of Project Managers and Project Coordinators and clients with good communication and collaboration skills. Ultimately, Ms. Deutsch ensures our projects meet quality standards and are completed on time and within budget.
As a Supervising Archaeologist at Norcan Ms. Deutsch conducts Detailed Archaeological Reviews for all our proposed development activities. Ms. Deutsch is our liaison with Clients Staff, the Archaeology Branch and First Nations. In addition, when time permits Ms. Deutsch supervises field crews.