Community Development

Community Development

To Seabridge, working alongside Indigenous groups during Project permitting, planning and development stages is critical to the success of all Projects.

Invested in Supporting Education Initiatives
$ 0.1 M+
Donated to Support Community Events and Initiatives
$ 0 M+

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.

Investing in Education & Training

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.


  • Donated $300,000 to Coast Mountain College for its Introduction to Trades program, to prepare high school students to participate in trades training
  • $100,000 to the former Aboriginal Mine Training Association to provide skills upgrades to adult participants.
  • Started KSM Bursary program in 2016 to support local students in northwest BC further their education and skills training; $700,000+ has been awarded so far to 400+ students
  • Seabridge team actively participates in career fairs to educate the local residents about the current and future job opportunities at the KSM Project
  • The bursary program has been extremely helpful during a time when my future was uncertain. I now feel more secure in Heavy-Duty mechanical foundations, and it has helped in allowing me to obtain the things I need to be successful in this program – David Kurik, recipient of the bursary program.

Success Story

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. 

Supporting Local Initiatives

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.