TIMMINS – Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines has a rich history of giving back to the community that has seen it donate more than $5 million to worthy causes in the past 10-plus years.
“We understand the importance of contributing to our local community which is why we support initiatives contributing to areas such as health, education, community development and arts/culture.” said sustainability manager Bryan Neeley.
“When making decisions to support initiatives, we review each request to ensure it supports sustainable development within the community.” Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines is carrying on a tradition that was started in the early days of the Porcupine camp that saw the large mines literally build the communities in which they operated.
“Things like the McIntyre Arena and the curling club are icons in the community, even today,” Neeley said.
“The town was built around mining which led to much of the infrastructure we see today. Now, through the donations committee, we get to follow in that tradition as a good corporate citizen.”
The calendar year might not have reached that half-way point yet, but Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines has already donated more than $600,000.
The largest chunk of that investment in the community came during the 18th-annual Days Inn Spring Ball Gala on April 30 when the company announced a $500,000 donation to the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation’s four-year capital (2013-16) campaign, raising its commitment to $1.5 million.
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