Fort McKay Group of Companies LP

Chief Jim Boucher

Chief Jim Boucher


First Elected in 1986, Chief Jim Boucher has served as Chief of the Fort McKay First Nation for 27 of the past 31 years. He also acts as the Chairman of the Board for Fort McKay Group of Companies. Under Chief Boucher's vision and leadership, FMGOC has grown into one of the most successful First Nation-owned business ventures in Canada, with annual revenues in excess of $150 million.  

Chief Boucher recognizes the importance of the environment and culture of Fort McKay First Nation's location and has leveraged opportunities to enhance the community's social and economic conditions through effective partnerships with industry and government. Chief Jim Boucher believes the practice and preservation of the Fort McKay First Nation's traditional ways of life can occur simultaneously alongside continuous and long-term sustainable oil sands development. 

Chief Boucher was integral to the formation of the Athabasca Tribal Council, the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, and was a member of the Board of Governors for Keyano College for six years.

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