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.


19.7 Mt

2017 gold produced

571,463 oz

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$708 M

Indigenous Partnerships

The Detour Lake mine is located within Treaty 9 and the traditional territories of the Moose Cree First Nation, Taykwa Tagamou Nation and Wahgoshig First Nation. Detour Gold has signed Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs) with these three First Nations.

The Métis have also historically used the area in the form of the Abitibi Inland historic Métis community, identified by the Métis Nation of Ontario, the province of Ontario and recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada. Detour Gold has a signed agreement with the Métis Nation of Ontario.

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


We have invested substantial amounts to the community each year since 2012. Our community investment strategy is built around our belief in building healthy communities.

Our Donations Committee implements our investment strategy in three key areas: health, athletics and local community programs. In 2017, more than $195,000 was spent in community donations and a $500,000 donation was given to the Timmins Hospital. We also focus our donations in the local area, with the majority of donations provided to the Cochrane, Moose Factory, Timmins and Southern Ontario communities.

Annual Community Donations graph