The team at Canadian Malartic Mine is guided by a desire to build on-going, sincere and respectful community relations. We are convinced that our organization can have a lasting, positive impact on the community. With this in mind, we are committed to working to live in harmony with the community. To accomplish this, we will pursue four key objectives over the coming year:
- Continuously maintain communication mechanisms to disseminate information and gather the concerns and comments of the citizens of Malartic.
- Thoroughly assess all our community liaison mechanisms for their ability to create constructive spaces for dialogue and thus adjust our practices.
- Work with local stakeholders affected by our operations and by the mine extension and road deviation project to develop solutions to current and anticipated concerns.
- Develop, through a participative process, an integrated good neighbourliness program to prevent and manage impacts.
Canadian Malartic Mine acknowledges that its activities may have impacts and that it must continue its efforts to minimize them. We want to find viable solutions together with citizens. We firmly believe that through stakeholder collaboration we will be able to successfully create a better climate of coexistence.
Our approach favours initiatives to hold activities aimed at developing and implementing creative solutions. More specifically, our collaborative approach, which is based on collective intelligence and creativity, refers to a group work method that seeks viable solutions. As the African proverb goes: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
We know that citizens want us to address their concerns regarding current and anticipated impacts. Eliminating, mitigating and compensating the impacts of our activities are critical to our success and, more importantly, to the well-being of our neighbours, the residents of Malartic and Rivière-Héva.
Canadian Malartic Mine’s collaborative approach includes four phases:
Note: Canadian Malartic wishes to consult the Horizon 2030 Committee first about life after the mine so as not to duplicate actions and to collaborate. The anticipated impacts of the mine extension and road deviation project will be dealt with during Phase 2, while specific workshops on the overall project’s environmental assessment will be held by the end of the fall.
Canadian Malartic Mine’s Team held several meetings with various stakeholders during Phase 1. Eight meetings were held over the summer of 2015. At each meeting, Canadian Malartic Mine’s Team outlined the approach and then held an open discussion to field questions and gather participants’ comments, improvements and concerns. The Phase 1 report, presentations and minutes are provided under the Documents tab.
Phase 2 is all about solutions. A collaborative workshop, has been held on October 3, to generate as many solutions as possible in order to improve our practices and impact management and to enhance coexistence. The workshop brought together citizens from the Town of Malartic, experts, stakeholders and employees. The solutions sought fall under the following topics, which are the key issues that the community has raised:
· Air quality and dust
· Vibration and structural integrity
· Physical and psycho-social health
· Traffic and safety
· Community relations mechanisms
· Real estate values and resale potential
The Phase 2 report and transcripts of the material produced on October 3 are provided under the Documents tab.
Phase 3 - Underway
A working group will be created to develop a Good Neighbourliness Guide on eliminating, mitigating or compensating for impact the mine's operations may have. As a firts step, it will agree on an operating framework. Next steps in the coming weeks are:
- A community Office will open downtown Malartic in November
- An evaluation about "physical health and air quality" will start
- An action plan will be developed to monitor the work related to the 23 solutions
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Community Relations Team
Tel: 819.757.2225 #3425
100, Chemin du Lac Mourier
Malartic, QC J0Y 1Z0
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm