Our goal is to work with First Nations and Métis people by thoughtfully investing in programs and projects that are both sustainable and impactful based on input from these communities.
We focus on supporting our neighbours through community investment, education and skills training and stakeholder engagement.
Here are some of the ways we are working in step with neighbouring First Nations and Métis communities and people:
Education and Skills Training
Mosaic is focused on partnering with First Nations and Métis people near our operations have access to education and skill building programs that can help them reach their employment and future goals:
- Parkland College – Trades and Technology Centre (Yorkton) – Committed $2.25 million to support trades and technology training opportunities for First Nations and Métis people in the Yorkton region.
- Mother Teresa Middle School (Regina) – Invested $1 million into a social impact bond aimed at improving graduation rates for economically disadvantaged students.
- Mining Industry Pre-Employment Program (MIPP) – Mosaic’s Belle Plaine facility works with the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) on an annual basis to support the MIPP program that offers students foundational mining knowledge and hands-on experience to prepare students for future mining employment opportunities.
- Ignite Adult Learning Corporation – As a long-time supporter, Mosaic’s funding helps at-risk young adults become independent, self-supporting and contributing members of society. Students learn computer, business and communication skills while having the opportunity to upgrade their education.
Through working together, we identify strategic opportunities to target grant funding to initiatives and projects that are important to the growth and sustainability of First Nations and Métis communities:
- Mâmawêyatitân Centre (Regina) – Provided $100,000 to build the symbolic “heart” of the multi-use community centre in North Central Regina. The “heart” will feature a green space complete with culturally significant plants like grasses and trees and hard elements like stones and seating.
- Cowessess First Nation - Pow Wow Arbour – $75,000 donation to help rebuild and repair this important gathering space in the community.
- Ochapowace and Cowessess First Nations – Breakfast for Learning - Fund breakfast and lunch programs through nutritional grants that support 356 students for the entire school year.
- Regina & District Food Bank and Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger (REACH) – Provide annual funding to support emergency food services and capacity building programs. Both organizations serve urban populations.
We believe in engaging the communities through support of their cultural and community events that provide spiritual and emotional fulfilment and significance:
- Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Spirit of our Nations Cultural Celebration and Pow Wow – Supported the annual weekend of dance and culture in Saskatoon. The event provides an opportunity for participants to display their individually designed and crafted dance regalia and for drum groups to perform.
- Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation – Holiday Dinner for Kids and Elders – Provided support to cover the community’s holiday party and dinner, including toys for children and gifts for Elders. Families were provided with food hampers.
- Kahkiwestahaw Community Open House – Opportunity to meet members of the community while providing information about Mosaic careers and our operations.