Our People

Detour Gold’s workforce is made up of a team of 979 individuals: 929 employees based at the Detour Lake mine site and in our regional office in Cochrane and 43 employees at the corporate office in Toronto. We also have a large contractor labour pool made up of approximately 350 individuals.

Detour Gold values the diverse experiences and perspectives of our employees and commits to providing them with a safe and respectful work environment characterized by openness, diversity and equal opportunity.

Health and Safety

Detour Gold makes health and safety a priority in everything we do. Our Health and Safety Journey, Committed to Zero Harm, was formally adopted in 2016. It is our firm belief that all injuries are preventable and no job is so urgent or so routine that it cannot be done safely.

Detour Gold became signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code in 2017 and is targeting certification in 2019.

Our Health and Safety Policy sets out clear principles for fostering a positive safety climate, including establishing performance targets, and providing our workforce with the training needed to perform their tasks safely.

DGC & Contractor TRIFR YTD graph

TRIFR: total recordable injury frequency rate per 200,000 hours worked.

Promoting Diversity

Detour Gold has partnered with the Temiskaming Native Women's Support Group since 2013 to implement a gender-specific job readiness program known as Aboriginal Women in Mining. The goal of this federally funded program is to remove barriers to women and promote the growth of this specific demographic that has traditionally been under-represented in the mining industry.

Detour's Workforce by Gender graph

Value of Aboriginal Contracts Awarded in 2017

Aboriginal participation chart

Aboriginal Participation

The Detour Lake mine is located on the traditional lands of the Cree, Algonquin and Métis people. Aboriginal employees at the Detour Lake mine comprised 23% of the workforce as of December 31, 2017, compared to the Ontario mining industry average of 9.7%.

As per our agreements with our Aboriginal partners, we work to maximize Aboriginal participation at the Detour Lake mine. To foster growth and capacity, we provide scopes of work to our Aboriginal partners in advance of issuing an open request for proposals to a wider pool of potential contractors.