Kyle Pearce – Trust across cultures and hurdles to trusting relationships.


Trust is one of the most important and complex dynamics contributing to healthy individuals, political systems and industrial relationships. Trust is one of the most essential qualities of human interaction and it can mean the difference between the success and failure of our push towards the mining of critical minerals. In this brief presentation, we will explore our personal experience of trust, the variable meaning of trust across cultures and examine how Canadian laws have created significant hurdles to trusting relationships.


Kyle Pearce is the Vice President, Community Integration with Inspire Resources, a BC Canada-based company. Inspire Resources ( aims to support a transition to sustainable mining through technology and relationships. Core to this mission is the concept of Mining as a Services, where mining fuels long-term sustainable development for remote and Indigenous communities.

Kyle’s role is to help transform relationships between companies, regulators and communities through their Community Integration (CI) model. This CI model includes early and deep engagement, equity ownership and ultimately co-designing all stages of mining in partnership with communities, with an target of the UN’s SDG’s and long-term, sustainable and holistic community development.

Before coming to Inspire, Kyle led think: act consulting, working with health and community organizations to improve services design and access for marginalized communities. Kyle has two teenage sons and lives on the unceded traditional territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil Waututh First Nations, in what is commonly known as Vancouver.