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Community Life at Resolute: 2022-Q2 Highlights

Resolute is focused on building mutually beneficial relationships in the communities in which we live and work. We demonstrate this commitment through transparency, information-sharing and active involvement in community life. Here are some highlights from the second quarter of 2022.

Getting involved in our operating communities 

Resolute employees gave time and energy to support a range of causes this quarter. A team of 24 Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill employees participated in a roadside cleanup event, and employees at the Atikokan (Ontario) sawmill worked with a local snowmobile club to build emergency shelters. A group from the Saint-Félicien (Quebec) sawmill took part in three pizza sales to benefit a number of local causes; Grenada (Mississippi) newsprint mill employees helped pack and distribute donations to food banks; and employees from the Saint-Prime (Quebec) engineered wood facility volunteered on the boards of several community organizations. 

Raising funds – actively! 

Fundraising is more fun when it’s active! Employees from our Mistassini (Quebec) woodland operations joined a cycling marathon to support research into hereditary diseases, and employees from our Grenada mill took part in a golf tournament to fund programs benefiting African-American youth. Supporting critically ill children and their families, a team from our Alma (Quebec) paper mill participated in a dragon boat race, while a delegation from several operations in Quebec’s Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region raised $40,796 through the Leucan Ultramarathon.

Engaging with community partners 

In Dolbeau-Mistassini (Quebec), sawmill employees held meetings with leadership from the municipality as well as the eco-center and chamber of commerce. Employees from our Ontario woodland operations collaborated with the City of Thunder Bay to develop a strategy for providing housing to refugees arriving from Ukraine, and collaborated with an adult learning center on an initiative promoting recruitment; Thunder Bay sawmill employees participated in Fort William First Nation’s sunrise ceremony and annual pow-wow; and our Girardville (Quebec) sawmill welcomed a group of elementary students for a tour of the facility. 

Bringing value through in-kind donations 

Donations can take many forms! The Outardes (Quebec) sawmill provided 1,500 pieces of lumber for the construction of the Boreal Forest Research and Innovation Pavillion at Cégep de Baie-Comeau, the Outaouais (Quebec) woodland operations gave $2,500 worth of lumber to a fundraising event supporting youth in crisis, the Senneterre (Quebec) sawmill donated wood valued at $1,150 to an event organized by a childcare center and the Glenwood (Arkansas) sawmill donated lumber and time toward a home-building project with Habitat for Humanity. The Côte-Nord (Quebec) woodland operations donated 60 pairs of crampons to home support services workers, and the Sanford (Florida) tissue mill gave tissue products to various groups including a veterans’ organization, a shelter for people experiencing homelessness and two groups distributing food to those in need. 

Paying it forward 

Scholarships are an important means of supporting youth in our operating communities. The Coosa Pines (Alabama) pulp mill and Comtois (Quebec) and Cross City (Florida) sawmills collectively presented $7,400 in scholarships during this quarter. Meanwhile, our Sanford mill, Alma mill, Coosa Pines mill, La Doré (Quebec) operations and Clermont (Quebec) newsprint mill donated a total of $21,610 in support of a wide range of causes including youth learning programs, cultural events and a suicide prevention program. 

To learn about Resolute’s commitment to our operating communities, check out The Resolute Blog as well as the Community Involvement section of the corporate website. 

Thank you to our employees for recognizing the value of community support and engagement!  

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