Fission has long standing ties with the local communities and maintains a highly proactive stance regarding responsible development, including community support, as well as engagement of rights holders and stakeholders. This includes First Nations and Metis, Tribal councils, local communities, municipalities, governments, and regulatory agencies.
As Fission’s PLS project continues to develop and grow, so too are we growing our relationships, and we will continue doing so throughout the life of the project. This includes economic, environmental and social related involvement.
Economic Ties and Opportunities
Fission is committed to working with communities and supporting local northern businesses in the region to maximize the training, employment, and economic opportunities for the local people. In doing so, we will continue to build mutually respectful, beneficial, and long lasting economic relationships with stakeholders/rights-holders in the region.
We will also continue to utilize and, where possible, encourage sub-contractors to maximize local northern businesses to supply the goods and services, for the PLS project and related activities in the region.
Already, local businesses and individual members of the local community provide a range of services to Fission, including camp management, catering, logistics, security, vehicle and equipment rental, technicians, and others.
Community Support Opportunities
As part of our commitment to our local communities, Fission has developed a community investment program allowing us to partner with organizations, and to support initiatives that are making a difference for local community members. If your organization is focused on helping your community, and you are seeking funding support, please visit our community support page to learn more and complete an application.
To date, Fission has provided support for a number of organizations, some of which are listed below.
Mining Matters is a charitable organization dedicated to bringing knowledge and awareness about Canada's geology, mineral resources, and their roles in society to students, educators, and the public. The organization provides current information about rocks, minerals, metals, mining and the diverse career opportunities available in the minerals industry. The organization has previously run annual camps at The Quest, Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan, for Aboriginal youth ages 13 to 17. Fission was a proud sponsor of the camp in both 2013 and 2014.
Fission has previous donated to the La Loche Youth Community Volleyball Committee. La Loche is the largest community within the Paterson Lake South region and is home to a number of contractors employed by the company.
Fission has donated to the La Loche Minor Sports Inc. in multiple years, helping to support hockey registration for hundreds of players.
Through financial donations in multiple years, Fission has supported a variety of local organizations including the La Loche Food Bank, the Healthy Moms, Babies and Families Program, the Elder fish fry/meal during Yanessa Days, Elders Christmas Hampers, and Elders Food Hampers to support community during Covid-19 lockdown.
Fission has been a sponsor of the Keewatin Community Development Association for Core Days.
Fission has provided funds to support events including:
Fission has provided financial aid and protective supplies to local community groups including Métis Local 39, CRDN, Descharme Lake residents, and North West Communities Management Company.
Most recently, Fission has commitment to contribute in-kind support and an annual cash contribution to support the ECCC “Enhancing Climate Literacy: Collective Climate Accountability and Adaptation Project (CCAAP)”. This is a community-based climate action project, led by Dënë Cheecham-Uhrich, Special Projects Coordinator for the La Loche/Clearwater community in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan and additional industry partners.