It is our intention to provide lasting benefits to local communities through dedicated programs to enhance economic, environmental, social, educations and health care standards.
We have a proven track record of successful mine development, engaging the communities in which we work and operate and maintain strong relationships with the communities surrounding our mines in Mexico and Canada, and our development projects in Chile and Canada.
We approach community engagement with a high level of transparency, respect and two-way dialogue. Our goal is to create positive opportunities by establishing mutually beneficial relationships with our local communities.
Through effective community engagement, we are able to understand and address emerging concerns as well as community perceptions, areas of sensitivity, local traditions and receive valuable feedback.
In addition, we provide jobs through local hiring and assistance to the local communities in which we operate through funding of community projects and programs that are aligned with our donations policy. This includes contributions that will have significant impact on the health and welfare of the local community.
The entire workforce at our Cozamin Mine is comprised of locally sourced skilled and unskilled labour and local suppliers and resources are used where available. At the Minto Mine, the current workforce (2012) is comprised of 51 % from the northern communities and 26% First Nations. Capstone has a number of programs in place and in development at the Minto Mine aimed at increasing local employment including:
- Capstone Mining and Yukon College partnership -- working to develop training programs which will produce skilled local workforce and providing on the job training and camp experience
- Partnership with Yukon Mine Training Association.
- Appointment of a Selkirk First Nation Employee Liaison for hiring and training local Selkirk First Nations youth
- Using local suppliers and resources where available.