Cassiar Gold is dedicated to the communities we live in, the communities we work with and the lands we work on.
From the people we hire, to the businesses we support, we are connected to the local economy. Local, non-discriminatory hiring and the use of local suppliers and businesses connect us with our communities. Our team members are dedicated to strengthening the local economy, not only in our purchasing and hiring, but also through our volunteer organizations and lifestyles.
Cassiar Gold conducts annual community consultation workshops and triannual leadership updates on operations. During these engagement opportunities, Cassiar Gold receives feedback from First Nations on the monitoring and evaluation of our projects.
Through partnerships with Local First Nations groups and communities, we have been able to:
- Locally source equipment and supplies, such as the many core boxes used in our drill programs.
- Provide off-site training to community members in Underground Mine Rescue.
- Maintain access to traditional hunting territories which encompass our project boundary.
- Provide support to community initiatives, such as a new skating rink in Good Hope Lake.
- Invest in environmental stewardship training for members of First Nations.
- Work with the Dease River First Nations Development Corporation to procure contractors.
- Engage with First Nations to educate our staff on cultural-historical issues that are of importance to First Nations. These cultural exchanges have resulted in restrictions on operations that interfere with traditional hunting activities.