IAMGOLD understands that mining activities can influence social and economic conditions in host communities. We worked with Mattagami First Nation, Flying Post First Nation, and Gogama to establish which social and economic conditions should be managed and monitored during mine construction, operations, and closure. Through this collaborative monitoring, we can identify opportunities to manage changes and strengthen positive effects.
Together, we adapt these Socio-economic Monitoring and Management Plans as needed and monitor a variety of indicators related to:
To leave a positive legacy, IAMGOLD supports developing the local workforce. As we advance towards operations, we will identify opportunities for communities and educational institutions to engage in employment and training.
We have already established a learning partnership with Laurentian University and the Bharti School of Engineering. In 2013, IAMGOLD invested $1.25 million and, in 2018, announced a further $2 million investment in Laurentian University over a period of 5 years. The investments led to the creation of IAMGOLD fellowships focused on open-pit and mechanical engineering at the Bharti School of Engineering.
IAMGOLD has representatives on program advisory committees at Cambrian College in mining engineering technology, chemical engineering technology, data analytics, and human resources management.