Mining and metals, Canada Mining sector / Community partnership brokering
EEM facilitated the development of partnerships between a Canadian iron ore company and community stakeholders to work collaboratively in resolving key community issues.
Approach and Solution
EEM facilitated the establishment of several multi-sector partnerships in its two host communities with the goal of working collaboratively with the community towards the resolution of key issues of mutual concern. EEM helped the partnership develop its vision and terms of reference and facilitated workshops aimed at identifying and prioritising key community issues, mapping available resources and competencies, and planning & implementing key partnership projects.
This partnership shifted the focus of the mining company’s community investment from allocation of financial resources to a collaborative planning process centred on joint contribution of financial and non-financial resources such as time, expertise and equipment.