Community Support

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 throughout the life of Fission’s PLS project.

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.


  • Mining Matters Earth Science Camp

    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.

  • La Loche Youth Community Volleyball

    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.

  • La Loche Minor Sports

    Fission has donated to the La Loche Minor Sports Inc. in multiple years, helping to support hockey registration for hundreds of players.

  • Food Programs

    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.

  • Community Events

    Fission has provided funds to support events including:

    • Northern Village of Buffalo Narrows’ Summer festival
    • Métis Local 39 National Aboriginal Day celebrations
    • Buffalo River Dene Nation Fishing Derby
  • Covid 19 Pandemic Support

    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.

  • Upcoming Community Partnership

    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.