The largest gold mining company in Timmins is providing financial support to the city’s new Indigenous Advisory Committee. Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines PGM announced on Thursday it would match the support provided by the municipality earlier this year when city council approved $50,000 in funding.
That figure was matched this week with a cheque from Goldcorp PGM for $50,000. “When we heard of the initiative, we jumped in to support it,” said Goldcorp Sustainability Manager Bryan Neeley.
“The contribution will improve the committee’s ability to execute on different initiatives. Our relationship with our Indigenous Partners is a core belief of the company and treating all people with respect regardless of their diversity, is important in the workplace as well as in the community.”
Black explained that the committee was formed earlier this “to look forward to try and build a more inclusive, safe and culturally diverse and accepting community.”
This followed concerns that suggested there was systemic racism in the city. It followed two separate situations where a young man and then an elderly woman, both Aboriginal, died after being involved with the Timmins Police Service.
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