Partnering for Prosperity
Cameco and Orano have been partnering with northern Saskatchewan communities for decades. Many of these partnerships were formalized, beginning in 2012 with the northern village of Pinehouse and, most recently in 2017 with the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.
Collectively, our goal is to work toward strengthening northern communities, providing opportunities for northern Saskatchewan residents around the pillars of workforce development, business development, community investment, community engagement and environmental stewardship.
Although there are ongoing uncertainties in global uranium markets, we remain committed to our northern partnerships and have continued to collaborate with northern Saskatchewan people and communities. In 2018, under these agreements, more than $172 million* was provided for business development, community investment and workforce development in northern Saskatchewan communities.
*does not include Six Rivers Fund support
The success of these partnerships extend beyond the financial and rely upon effective and timely engagement practices with communities. Ongoing engagement has provided opportunities for information to be shared, questions and/or concerns to be raised and addressed. Focus on mining, decommissioning and safety programs that protect both people and the environment, which is core to engagement programs and will not be compromised.
For more details about these partnerships and the progress made in each community, 2018 reports are available on cameconorth.com:
- English River First Nation, Cameco and Orano
- Lac La Ronge Indian Band and Cameco
- Pinehouse, Cameco and Orano
- Ya’ thi Nene (Black Lake Denesuline First Nation, Camsell Portage, Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation, Stony Rapids, Uranium City, Wollaston Lake), Cameco and Orano
- Thakotitan (Southend) and Cameco