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Goldcorp’s Coffee Gold project, south of Dawson City, recently announced a $15,000 donation to the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Youth Emergency Shelter in downtown Whitehorse. The contribution was made jointly by Goldcorp, Fort Capital and another major financial institution who wished to remain anonymous.

The contribution will help the not-for-profit organization provide services for First Nation youth aged 17 to 23, who require safe shelter and may need support reconnecting with family, friends and the community, and the purchase of a van to shuttle children to their youth camp.

“Goldcorp is pleased to provide this donation to an inclusive organization which supports First Nation youth from across the territory. We’re committed to establishing meaningful partnerships with governments, communities, organizations and individuals everywhere we operate,” said Buddy Crill, Coffee Gold Mine General Manager. “By supporting community development activities, we hope to make a lasting, positive impact on Yukoners’ lives.”

“The Skookum Jim Friendship Centre thanks Goldcorp for this very generous donation. All of the funds will directly provide food, transportation and essential supplies to underprivileged children and youth here in Whitehorse,” said Marney Paradis, Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Executive Director. “This donation will go a long way in making some young people’s lives that much better.”

Goldcorp is committed to the health and wellness of all Yukon residents and communities and to upholding and enhancing the territory’s social, economic and cultural strength and diversity. “Support for organizations such as the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre and its Youth Emergency Shelter helps bring Goldcorp’s vision for our Coffee project to life,” continued Crill.

The not-for-profit Skookum Jim Friendship Centre is the oldest First Nation organization in the Yukon and is committed to bettering the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical well-being of First Nation peoples.

Temira Vance, Acting Executive Director, Skookum Jim Friendship Centre, and Buddy Crill, MGM Coffee Gold Project.

Goldcorp’s Sustainability Committee at the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre.

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