Kidd Operations in Timmins, Ontario is the world’s deepest base metal mine, operating at nearly 3km below the earth’s surface for the last 50 years. We are making use of leading-edge technology, such as automated underground loaders and ventilation-ondemand, to meet the challenges of deep mining and extend the mine’s working life to 2021.
Kidd Operations is driven by the desire to see its host community thrive. We recognise that local non-profit organisations contribute to the vibrancy of our local community; we engage with these stakeholders to contribute to their long-term sustainability. This includes recognising Kidd employees’ volunteerism and investing in large-scale projects, such as an expansion of Timmins’ only non-profit assisted living facility for senior citizens.
This asset has built a local reputation as a corporate leader in community development. This leadership caught the attention of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the government of Ontario and the largest grant-making foundation in Canada.
Kidd Operations and the OTF announced their creation of the CAD1 million Kidd Operations-Ontario Trillium Foundation Legacy Fund.
The partners will each invest CAD500,000, to be made available to local non-profit organisations after Kidd winds up operations. This innovative public-private partnership fulfils both organisations’ shared vision for a sustainable non-profit sector; this is essential for building a healthy and vibrant community. This partnership marks the first time that the OTF has partnered with a corporation, breaking the ground for future partnerships with industry to benefit communities across Ontario.