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Quadra, New Gold and Big Grassy First Nation
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Quadra, New Gold and the Big Grassy First Nation (or Mishkosiminiziibiing Anishinaabeg in Ojibwe)
Quadra is a strong supporter of social and economic development in the First Nations communities where we operate. Through capacity building initiatives, like training and infrastructure development, we aim to support these communities and maximize the opportunities brought forth by resources development projects.
We are pleased to share our latest joint initiative with New Gold who provided a mining simulator for the children of the Big Grassy First Nation to try out not only for fun, but also in the spirit of career path mentoring in the mining industry. The simulator is a 32 foot trailer that has electronic simulation of various heavy equipment you would find on a mine site (backhoe, heavy haul truck, excavator).
Every year, as part of our benefits agreement in servicing New Gold Rainy River, Quadra gives a percentage of its sales proceeds to the Big Grassy First Nations to support infrastructure development, and other projects.
To further our engagement on economic and community development, training & education, employment opportunities and partnerships with the Big Grassy First Nation, Quadra’s Director of Logistics sits on the board of the logistics company in which Big Grassy services New Gold Rainy River.
To address the opportunities for inclusion of First Nations in our Mining and other businesses, Quadra chose to become an active member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), the only national organization committed to Aboriginal business. It is a member-based organization driving business opportunities and advancing corporate social responsibility for the Aboriginal community. The mission of the CCAB is to foster sustainable business relations between First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and Canadian Business.