Started Bursary Program in 2016
A major objective for Seabridge Gold is to create opportunities in local communities so that they can thrive, we are committed to maximizing local employment and procurement at all project stages to ensure that the region and local communities will benefit from the Company’s presence in the region. We have spent more than $997 million to responsibly advance the KSM Project and approximately 80% of this spending has been in BC.
KSM is a multi-generational Project with the Environmental Assessment approved mine life of 53 years. During its five-year construction period, the KSM Project will create more than 1,500 onsite jobs and more than 1,400 onsite jobs when in production. We believe in hiring people from local communities and working with local contractors, in order to build local capacity and a strong, educated workforce to support KSM, Seabridge is committed to supporting and advancing education and training opportunities for local residents and communities.
In 2021, Taryn Cutler, Community Liaison and Office Manager for Seabridge’s office in Smithers, BC, was awarded the Indigenous Student Trailblazer Award by Women in Mining Canada. The Indigenous Student Trailblazer Award is awarded to young Indigenous women in post-secondary studies, college, vocational training and university who are successfully integrating into the minerals and metals industry. We are very proud of Taryn’s success and accomplishments in establishing a path in mining and inspiring other young Indigenous women to join the industry while retaining her connection to her culture and traditions. Taryn joined Seabridge in 2011 and has steadily expanded her role and responsibilities since then. A member of the Tahltan Nation, Taryn’s commitment to life-long learning, her willingness to work tirelessly, and her insights into northwestern BC communities have made her an invaluable member of the Taryn Cutler Seabridge team.
The overall objective of our Community Sponsorship and Donation Program is to enhance the well-being of the communities in which we operate and therefore, our primary areas of focus are community programs, projects, and events that improve education, health, and recreation.
Over the past ten years, Seabridge has donated over $1.3 million to community events, organizations and programs in northwest BC.