Taseko’s commitment to communities extends beyond payroll and supplies. The Company’s commitment to local health and wellbeing, arts and culture, community services, and education is proven though its corporate and local charitable giving initiative’s.
Combined, the list of donations to charitable and community support groups provided by the Gibraltar Mine, the Florence Copper Project and Taseko since 2011 is over $6.5 million.
Some of the sponsorship and donation programs include:
Over the past 10 years, Gibraltar has been proud to donate over $80,000 to the local 4H Club, which has included sponsorship of events such as the launch of the 4H Branch for Williams Lake First Nations youth and community members.
School District 27 – Cariboo Chilcotin
Since 2010, Gibraltar has donated over $29,000 to the local school district. One of the programs that Gibraltar is heavily involved in is the Heavy Metal Rocks Program, as large in-school event that provides youth the opportunity to learn about mining and operate equipment in a controlled setting.
United Way Campaign
Taseko employees are generous. Since 2008, Taseko-Gibraltar employees, along with the Company, have donated $813,000 to the Annual United Way Campaign, an employee driven program focused on local need.
Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre
In July 2013, Taseko made a three-year $1.5 million commitment to help build a new Mental Health Facility at Vancouver General Hospital. It was the largest corporate contribution to mental health and helped to make the new Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre a reality. This new state-of-the-art treatment facility provides therapeutic healing environment for patients from across the province.
Florence Copper Scholarship Program
Since 2011, Florence Copper has awarded over $66,700 in scholarships to high school seniors from Florence High School and Poston Butte High School as part of its Creating Opportunities Scholarship Program. The program has helped 33 local students fulfill their higher education goals.
The Florence Copper Community Foundation
The Florence Copper Community Foundation supports initiatives that respond community need. The Florence Copper Community Foundation is makes a valuable contribution to the community of Florence and greater Pinal County through charitable donations, community project support, and sponsorships.
Over $59,000 has been awarded by the Florence Copper Foundation, including: Honoring/Hiring/Helping Our Heroes of Pinal County, the Florence Food Bank, Copper Basin YMCA and the Future Forward Foundation.