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Corporate Responsibility

Community Involvement

Osisko is committed to promoting the best interests of our workforce and surrounding communities. Social values through a focus on safety, knowledge and culture are the three elements we defend.  They reflect our corporate values and the values of the communities where we live, explore and operate.

Our commitment to safety: Osisko is committed to safety as our top priority. Osisko’s commitment to safety goes beyond our employees to other professionals and service providers in the regions where we are active.
Our commitment to knowledge: At Osisko, we are committed to the development of our employees and to sharing knowledge with our community members and Aboriginal partners to allow them to make informed decisions about our projects.
Our commitment to culture and Aboriginal people: Osisko understands the importance of building positive relationships with Aboriginal people. We are committed to ensuring that our activities provide benefits to local First Nations and Métis communities by supporting education and training programs, providing employment, identifying business development opportunities, and participating in cultural activities.

Aboriginal communities

Osisko has always been concerned about creating long-term relationships with aboriginal communities living on the territories where it conducts mining exploration. Its philosophy is to keep the Band Council, the Economic Development Officer, the Tallyman, the Trappers Association and all others affected by its activities fully informed.

Encouraging labour, transportation and lodging in local aboriginal communities is important to us. Indeed, all project managers do whatever is necessary to hire one or two natives in each exploration program. Also, we strongly believe in partnerships with the First Nations. The strategic alliance with Wemindji Exploration Inc. (“WEMEX”), which has given us the opportunity to jointly explore a territory covering an area of over 5000 km2, is a successful demonstration of partnership with the James Bay Crees.