In June 2015 Cameco and AREVA leaders traveled to English River First Nation to celebrate progress and successes from their 2013 collaboration agreement.
Housing improvements and training and education highlight some of the successes so far.
Our commitments in the north are guided by our five-pillar strategy. Beyond that, strengthening our longstanding northern relationships and shaping them into mutually beneficial partnerships is the goal of our collaboration agreements.
These agreements formalize mutual commitments by both parties, under the following five pillars:
- workforce development
- business development
- community investment
- community engagement
- environmental stewardship
While these agreements do not provide for additional support or funding to applicable communities, they do allow us to collaboratively determine focus areas based on a community’s unique needs. Through them, we aim to optimize benefits to the community giving northern leaders more certainty around community investment and local business opportunities as they move forward in shaping the future for their communities.