Communities

Detour Gold creates value through local employment, procurement, training and skills development, as well as taxes paid. We invest in health, education and social programs that contribute to sustainable community life.

2018 ORE MINED

20.1 Mt

2018 gold produced

621,128 oz

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2018 revenues

$776 M

Indigenous Partnerships

Detour Gold’s approach to Indigenous relations guides our work and helps us achieve our goal of a fully integrated and excellent Indigenous engagement program throughout Detour Gold Corporation.

We are proud of the work we have done to build relationships with our partners on the land. Detour Gold has active agreements with four Indigenous communities: Moose Cree First Nation (MCFN), Wahgoshig First Nation (WFN) Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN) and Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO).

We are also in discussions with the Grand Council of the Crees as they have a stated interest in the Detour Lake Mine and planned expansion project (West Detour Project).

Detour’s approach to working with Indigenous communities is to respect their existing processes and desired level of engagement. We actively engage through phone calls, meetings, letters and report sharing.

Detour supports local community cultural initiatives including traditional knowledge and land use studies. We strive to bring communities and community members together to share their thoughts on our project and their knowledge of the land.

Our goal for the coming years is to continue to grow and strengthen the relationships with our Indigenous partners, through:

  • Increased community visits
  • Integration of cultural ceremonies at site
  • Ongoing support for Aboriginal Women in Mining
  • Increased Indigenous workforce participation
  • Targeted funding for education and cultural support

Donations

In 2018, we donated approximately $150,000 to local and Indigenous communities.

The focus of our donations were on education and youth, health and active living, environment and Indigenous culture.

Community Donation Chart
Indigenous Donation Chart

Community Dialogue

Detour’s approach to working with Indigenous communities is to respect their existing processes and desired level of engagement. We actively engage through phone calls, meetings, letters and report sharing.

Detour Gold invests in communities through education and training programs, direct payments, sponsorships and donations. Our 2018 donations to Indigenous community partners totaled more than $80,000 including sponsorships of community annual general meetings, summer student programs, sports programs and community celebrations.

Throughout 2018, Detour has given site tours, visited communities and attended community meetings, and funded third party comments and reviews. These interactions allowed Detour to gather information on which topics are most important to our partners.

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