Noront invests in programs that benefit the communities where our employees live and work and those that surround our Eagle’s Nest project in the Ring of Fire .
Donations & Sponsorships
The Noront Resources Donations and Sponsorships Program supports non-profit organizations, local Aboriginal communities, educational institutions and initiatives that contribute to the economic and social development of the communities that surround our operations in the Ring of Fire.
Preference is given to requests that align with the following:
- Education, Literacy and “Stay in School”
- Community Capacity Building and Leadership
- Health and Wellness
- Culture and Recreation
- Economic Development
- Development of People, Organizations and Processes Needed to Address Community Issues
To apply for a donation or scholarship from Noront, please download our Noront Resources Donations and Sponsorship (NRDSP) Application Form.
In 2010, Noront became the founding sponsor of the Mining Rocks Earth Science Aboriginal Program created by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s Mining Matters charitable organization. The program was initially offered in the First Nation communities of Webequie and Marten Falls and in the City of Thunder Bay The goal is to provide a fun, educational experience specifically tailored to the unique needs of each community. Participants learn about Earth science, geology, geochemistry and the modern mining cycle as well as career opportunities in mining. They are also given an opportunity to connect with industry professionals. In 2013, Mining Matters expended the program to include all nine Ring of Fire First Nation communities.
Since 2010, Noront has been a proud sponsor of DAREarts, a Canadian not-for-profit organization that helps children and youth learn about the arts and develop skills to help them face life challenges with confidence and courage. Participants are introduced to a wide variety of disciplines including theatre, art, film, dance, photography, and fashion. We have supported programs in Webequie, Marten Falls and Attawapiskat First Nations. In 2011, a documentary titled “Fill My Hollow Bones” about DAREarts success in Northern Ontario was screened at TIFF in Fall 2011.
Mining Movie Making Youth Camps
The Mining Movie Making Youth Camp (MMMYC) is a fun, hands-on, community-based program that gives children and teens a platform to learn about and discuss their own personal stories about mining, rocks, minerals, the environment and traditional territories. Teachers from Noront, DAREarts and the film industry have partnered to deliver this program during a three-day workshop. They help participants bring their stories to life through the creation of a video for submission to the Ontario Mining Association’s “So You Think You Know Mining Competition”.
2013 Winner - Best Overall Entry
Mining and My Community, Marten Falls First Nation
2014 Winner - Best Video in a Language Other Than English
Webequie, Mining, Hockey, Webequie First Nation
Ring of Fire Christmas Fund
In 2009, employees at Noront came together to provide something special for children from the Aboriginal communities of Webequie and Marten Falls First Nation who were living on and off reserve. Thanks to the generous support and donations from our staff as well as our Board of Directors, suppliers, employees and friends, we were able to provide children from these communities with a wonderful feast, a wrapped gift and a special day of celebration they wouldn’t soon forget.
Since we began our Ring of Fire Christmas Fund, Noront has raised more than $75,000 in support of this now much-loved and very special holiday program. The money we raise is spent on toys, a holiday feast and transportation for Santa and his elves to the communities. We have worked to expand each year, and have added a mentorship component that brought two Canadian hockey players to Webequie to run a hockey clinic, as well as a singer-songwriter and hip hop “b-boy” dancer. By partnering with the Mamow Sha-way-gi-kay-win North South Partnership for Children we are also able to provide a tax receipt for all donations.
For more information about the Ring of Fire Christmas Fund, please contact:
Manager, Human Resources & Corporate Social Responsibility
416-367-1444 ext 130