We recognize the importance of contributing to the communities in which we operate and therefore provide support to a wide variety of initiatives and organizations through charitable donations and sponsorships. contributing to areas such as education, health, the environment, community development and the arts. We offer local communities a better future through partnerships that focus on leaving a legacy of social and economic benefits.
Goldcorp recognizes the important contribution that Big Brothers makes to society, enhancing the resiliency and well-being of children by involving them in mentoring programs and by actively seeking to positively influence policies and programs that affect children’s social and emotional development.
Goldcorp is a proud supporter of Canadian Athletes Now Fund. The CAN Fund is a not-for-profit organization devoted solely to raising funds and awareness for Canada's athletes. This year Goldcorp will be directly supporting Christine Sinclair, captain of the Canadian national women's soccer team and Zachary Bell, Canada's top male track cyclist, both of whom are training to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
CAPE Fund’s mission is to further a culture of economic independence, ownership, entrepreneurship and enterprise management among Aboriginal peoples, on or off reserve, through the creation and growth of successful businesses. A proud supporter of Aboriginal communities, Goldcorp is pleased to be an investor in this worthy endeavour.
Goldcorp is proud to be a major sponsor of Dress for Success Vancouver’s IMPACT! An Event for Change. Dress for Success’ mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women—by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrice in work and in life. Dress for Success Vancouver, an affiliate of the global organization, is a community of clients and volunteers devoted to furthering the economic and social development of disadvantaged Lower Mainland women.
Since 1987, the Fondation de la faune du Québec has been involved throughout the Québec region, supporting financially and technically the conservation initiatives and the promotion of wildlife habitats in Québec. The Foundation supports the protection of the environment of the forests, fields, marshes, wetlands and ponds. It also supports managements aimed at helping endangered species or animals familiar to hunters, fishing and trapping enthusiasts. Goldcorp shares the Foundation’s commitment to protecting the environment in which we live and work.
The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs of British Columbia runs programs and educational- and awareness-building events, and supports internships to encourage and support women in building successful entrepreneurial careers. Goldcorp is a major corporate sponsor of the Forum’s annual gala fundraiser, which helps provide much-needed resources and a professional program.
Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is the BC wing of the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. The Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame honours BC business leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the province and country. Goldcorp was a significant corporate sponsor of the Business Laureates of BC 2011 Gala Dinner, which is a major annual fundraiser in support of JABC’s programs and activities.
Mining Suppliers Association of British Columbia (MSABC) is a strong partner of the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) in building industry initiatives including sustainability, land use, First Nations cooperation, government relations and public awareness. MSABC works closely with MABC on environmental issues and health and safety in the mines. Goldcorp is a supporter of the MSABC and its Mineral Resources Education Program, which teaches children throughout BC about the importance of mining.
Thanks to the support of organizations like Goldcorp, Nature Trust of British Columbia continues to deliver on its mandate of conserving British Columbia’s biological diversity by securing and managing ecologically significant lands. Founded in 1971, Nature Trust of BC is a not-profit conservation organization operating solely in BC. Goldcorp committed $1 million payable over four years to the organization in 2009. The Nature Trust has invested more than $63 million to secure more than 61,000 hectares of critical habitat throughout BC.
Goldcorp is proud to support the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF), which is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to conserving Pacific salmon in the wild and improving our freshwater and marine ecosystems. Regarded as leaders in the field by marine experts and all levels of government, PSF works with community groups, First Nations and key agencies across the province to deliver programs that are continually making a difference.
Goldcorp is investing in a better future for participating First Nations youth of the Right To Play Program. Right To Play is an international organization that uses the power of sport and play to foster hope and improve the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas. With Goldcorp's support, Right-To-Play has benefited more than 1,000 Aboriginal children and youth who have gained self-confidence and motivation to continue their education through this program, in the hope that they will be able to take those skills into the workforce.
The Road to Champions was a national project to raise funds and recognize Canada’s Olympic athletes. Gala Auctions were organized in major cities across Canada, and medal-winning Olympic athletes each told their inspiring stories. Many Canadian athletes and aspiring Olympic hopefuls are not well supported in Canada, and these athletes often live below the poverty line. Goldcorp wants to help raise awareness of this cause. All funds raised by these events were distributed to Gymnastics Canada, Canadian Cycling Association, Canadian Rowing Association Canadian Canoe Association, and Triathlon Canada.
Goldcorp strongly supports Vancouver’s Science World’s mission of inspiring future science and technology leadership through hands-on galleries, films and educational programs that engage British Columbian children and families in science. Goldcorp is a major corporate sponsor of Science World’s ReGeneration building fund, which is enabling a major building renewal that will add more than 14,000 square feet of gallery space, an outdoor science park and more.
For the sixth consecutive year, Goldcorp was the presenting sponsor of the Special Olympics BC Goldcorp Invitational Golf Tournament. The mission of this organization is to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences. Goldcorp Chairman Ian Telfer is a Director of the National Special Olympics.
Vancouver’s Streetohome Foundation has a 10-year goal of creating 2,000 new homes for Vancouver’s most vulnerable citizens, a goal that has come closer to reality with a $5 million gift from Goldcorp. This major contribution will help build more than 1,000 new housing units. Goldcorp is committed to making a positive difference in the communities and countries where we are located, seeking to improve social, environmental and economic circumstances.
Goldcorp is a proud corporate sponsor of the United Way of the Lower Mainland. For over 75 years, the United Way has helped people in the Lower Mainland, supporting children, seniors, immigrants or those at risk of homelessness. United Way takes a planned and researched approach to investing resources in our community.
Goldcorp is a United Way Top Contributor; among an elite group of organizations that together contributed over $11 million of the $28.4 million that United Way raised in 2012 to improve lives and strengthen communities throughout the region. Through the dedication and leadership of its employees, Goldcorp continues to raise awareness and additional funds each year for the United Way through its yearly employee campaigns.
Goldcorp and the Vancouver Aquarium share mutual principles in regards to education and sustainable development. Because of their commitment in these areas, the Goldcorp Ocean Theatre was established, providing a unique venue to engage and inspire students and visitors with performances and multimedia shows.
The YWCA of Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards honour select individuals whose exceptional activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. Goldcorp plays an important role in helping the YWCA recognize accomplished women, in addition to businesses and organizations in the community.