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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.
The Alzheimer Society of B.C is a leading source of education and support to people with dementia. Goldcorp is proud to support their goal of helping those impacted by dementia through research, training, enhanced care and support to people.
Goldcorp is pleased to support the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCH). BCCH provides expert care for over 82,000 of the province’s most seriously ill or injured children every year. Many of these children are extremely sick and have nowhere else to turn. Goldcorp’s contribution, raised through the Mining for Miracles Campaign, helped fund two new SMART Operating Rooms. Surgical, Minimal Access, Radiologic—Telemetric—or SMART—technology brings together the advanced diagnostics abilities and innovative surgical techniques that are currently not available to kids in BC.
Goldcorp supports by donation the Canadian Cancer Society, which is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life for people living with cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society, in partnership with the National Cancer Institute of Canada, achieves its mission through research, education, patient services and advocacy for healthy public policy. These efforts are supported by volunteers and staff, and funds raised in communities across Canada.
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is the primary source of support, information and, most importantly, hope for all Canadians affected by vision loss. They are recognized experts in vision health and have been making a profound difference in the lives of Canadians since 1918. Goldcorp recognizes CNIB’s valuable contribution to society and provides support through donations.
Canucks Place Children's Hospice is recognized internationally for their holistic approach to pediatric palliative care. Goldcorp is pleased to support the Canucks Place Grief and Bereavement Program, which will help provide the critical counseling services that support families through the pain of losing a child and provide compassionate care to families throughout the progression of their child's life-threatening illness and beyond.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
Goldcorp funded the Centro de Atención Permanente (CAP) facility to address the increasing need for accessible health care in the township of San Miguel Ixtahuacán and the state of San Marcos, Guatemala. This donation brings leading-edge care to Guatemalan communities.
In December 2014, Goldcorp committed $605,000 over 2 years to the Heart and Stroke Foundation to support stroke awareness, professional development, and Telestroke preparedness and integration activities, focused on Goldcorp’s operations in Red Lake, Musselwhite, Porcupine and Éléonore sites and the surrounding communities. Goldcorp has also proudly supported the Heart of Gold Gala since 2012 to support the Foundation’s mission of improving the health of Canadians and eliminating heart disease and stroke.
Goldcorp once again furthers their commitment to mental health and addiction in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside by investing in InnerChange, a non-profit society dedicated to improve those who suffer from mental health challenges and addiction. Their goal is to overcome the severe drug addiction and mental health challenges faced by people in British Columbia.
Kelty Patrick Dennehy is a nonprofit foundation committed to raising awareness and preventing depression related suicide. Goldcorp sees the importance in helping fund in the areas of care, education and research needed to change the views on depression and the negative stigma attached to mental health.
The Lions Gate Hospital Foundation has a commitment to raising funds responsibly and respectfully for the enrichment of health care on the North Shore, and to maintaining open, honest and personal communication with its donors and volunteers. Goldcorp recognizes the Foundation’s value to the community and is proud to be a gold sponsor of the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s annual Gala Dinner & Wine Auction.
For many years, Goldcorp has been a leading sponsor of Mining4LifeMining4Life’s goal is to create sustainable health and education solutions to children through health oriented programs involving BC Children’s Hospital and the SickKids Hospital in Toronto.
Goldcorp funded the Hospital Distrital Oscar H. Natale to make general surgery and gynecological services available in the town of Perito Moreno, Argentina. The contribution enabled the hospital to upgrade its operating and inpatient rooms, purchase needed surgical equipment, and provide 24-hour emergency surgeries.
Goldcorp supports by donation the construction of a pediatric oncology center in Western Guatemala. Once built, the center will be a world-class medical center that will help children located in the western region receive treatment without families having to travel or relocate to Guatemala City.
In October 2014, in collaboration with eight other gold mining companies, Goldcorp donated six gold bars valued at $3.3 million to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The donation is part of Princess Margaret’s “Billion Dollar Challenge,” a campaign to raise $1 billion by 2017. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is one of the top five cancer research facilities in the world and this donation will aid in expanding and upgrading the cancer research centre in Toronto.
Power To Be is an organization that was formed in 1998 with the goal of enriching the lives of disadvantaged children and young adults. The organization strives to help and support the families and the communities to which these loved ones belong. Power To Be believes that outdoor activities are an inspiration to people of all circumstances. Goldcorp recognizes the significance of such an organization and has assisted with programming through financial contributions. Like Goldcorp, Power To Be also sees the importance in health, the environment and the community.
Goldcorp Red Lake Gold Mines (RLGM) presented to the Municipality of Red Lake a cheque in the amount of $5 million to go towards enhancement and expansion of the Red Lake Medical Clinic. Goldcorp's highest priority is the safety and wellness of the people in communities in which we operate and this gift is consistent with that commitment
Goldcorp partnered with St. Paul's Hospital Foundation to establish Canada’s only addiction medicine training program west of Ontario. The company's $3 million donation was dedicated to establishing the Goldcorp Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital which will address a critical lack of skilled, specialized addiction medicine specialists in B.C. by providing training to 20 fellows over five years. The Fellowship will create the capacity to increase care and advance research to revolutionize public health and improve the health and lives for individuals and families struggling with mental health and addiction issues.
Goldcorp donates $500,000 to the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation’s 2013-2016 Capital Campaign - Building for tomorrow’s health care today. The Timmins & District Hospital is the largest hospital in Northeastern Ontario, the campaign will help meet the growing and changing needs of the community.
To further its commitment to mental health and addiction in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES) Goldcorp made a $2 million donation to support Vancouver Coastal Health’s Assertive Community Treatment program (ACT). ACT is an intensive, 24-hour voluntary outreach mental health service that supports people in the DTES struggling with severe, persistent mental illness and addiction with the objective of helping them receive treatment, find sustainable housing, and secure meaningful employment. Goldcorp also supports the VGH/UBC Hospital Foundation Gala, an event intended to raise money for research, equipment, and patient care.