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Community Life at Resolute: Highlights from Q1-2024

Resolute is focused on building mutually beneficial relationships in the communities where we live and work. We demonstrate this commitment by tracking our employees’ active involvement in community life, and through frequent reporting and information-sharing with our stakeholders.

We’re proud of the numerous ways we support our operating communities, whether by funding worthy initiatives, making in-kind donations or volunteering our time.

Here are some highlights of our community involvement in the first quarter of 2024!

Reaching out to future colleagues 

Joining forces with the Association forestière du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, employees at our Saint-Félicien (Quebec) pulp mill organized a visit in January for 16 students and two teachers from Kassinu Mamu Secondary School, located in the Innu community of Mashteuiatsh. The students toured the mill and learned about various career opportunities in the forest products sector. In March, the mill also welcomed 22 students from the Polyvalente des Quatre-Vents, a local high school, for a tour of our facility. Several operations took part in recruitment activities and job fairs during the last quarter, including the Dolbeau and Gatineau paper mills, Saint-Félicien pulp mill, Outardes and and Senneterre sawmills, Mistassini/Saint-Félicien woodlands, as well as Normandin planer mill.

Getting into the giving spirit

The employees at our Saint-Félicien mill raised an impressive $8,456, matched by the mill, for a donation totaling nearly $17,000 to Centraide Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. Resolute is a long-time supporter of Centraide/United Way, a non-profit network that fights poverty and social exclusion. 

Our Ontario woodlands contributed $2,000 toward the lunch program at a nearby school, while the Kénogami (Quebec) paper mill donated the same amount to fund music education for disadvantaged children and to support a girls’ volleyball team. The Saint-Prime (Quebec) engineered wood products facility sponsored a winter festival with a $1,300 contribution, and our Menominee (Michigan) pulp mill donated $2,000 to the Da Yooper Winterfest to benefit the River Cities Community Pool Association and the DAR Boys and Girls Club.

Our Dolbeau mill employees reached 500,000 hours injury-free, splitting the $10,000 reward they earned through the company’s Safety Award Program among three deserving local community organizations. More information on our Safety Award Program is available on Resolute’s website and in our recently published blogpost.

Playing an active role

In February, a delegation from various Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean operations raised over $16,000 in the Double Challenge of the Two Marios, an annual event benefiting youth living with cancer that involves a trek across a frozen lake. Further demonstrating the value of getting active in community life, the Normandin and Girardville (Quebec) wood products facilities sponsored a sugar shack activity attended by 1,000 community members and Resolute employees. Kudos to all our employees who participated in community life in the first quarter of 2024!

  1. Newcomers committee and Resolute employees – Saint-Prime
  2. Double Challenge of the Two Marios – Lac-Saint-Jean
  3. Sugar shack activity – Normandin
  4. Saint-Prime winter festival: bean bag toss
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