During the Collaborative Approach, a wide-reaching consultation process held from 2015 to 2017 in order to involve the community in improving CMM’s practices, the Groupe de travail sur les enjeux de cohabitation à Malartic (made up of representatives from the Town of Malartic, the former Canadian Malartic Monitoring Committee and CMM) developed a Good Neighbour Guide, which is still in use.
The Guide includes :
To view the Collaborative Approach Report (available in French only), go to the DOCUMENTATION section.
Due to new government measures related to COVID-19, we have made the decision to close our Community Relations Office as of December 21, 2021 for an indefinite period
In the circumstances, the period to claim compensation covering the year 2021 which was to begin in January 2022 for all citizens of Malartic and chemin des Merles in Rivière-Héva is suspended until further notice.
In the meantime, we strongly encourage citizens to send us their completed compensation form with their proof of residence by one of the following three ways:
Thus, we will be able to start processing the requests received as soon as our Office reopens. Proof of residence will be returned to you with the receipts.
Please be assured that the registration period for our compensation program will be extended accordingly.
Our Community Relations team remains available by phone or email to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
819 757-2225, extension 3425
Since 2016, we have acquired residences from homeowners who wanted to move out of the southern neighbourhood, the neighbourhood closest to the Canadian Malartic mine, in compliance with the guidelines governing the acquisition of residences in Malartic set forth in the Good Neighbour Guide. While the guidelines expired on November 9, 2020, applications submitted prior to that date are still being processed.
In May 2018, CMM implemented a program to resell the homes it had acquired, some of them renovated, in order to revitalize the neighbourhood and encourage new families to purchase them. Anyone wishing to purchase a property in Malartic is eligible for the program.
We adhere to various national and international standards aimed at advancing best mining industry practices.
Our teams carry out many monitoring and tracking activities in the community.
Seven seismographs, installed in the homes of citizens of Malartic, measure the vibrations and overpressure created by blasting.
View our Blast Notices and Results for more details.
Four control homes in Malartic were fitted with measuring instruments from 2014 to 2016 in order to study the structural damage caused by mine blasting. External experts installed and calibrated the measuring instruments, while our team extracted and summarized the data. An analysis of the data recorded for the 2014 to 2016 period has been compiled into a study that is available below. Data have been collected for 3 control houses since 2016.
We monitor 7 domestic wells annually within a radius of 7 km from the centre of the Canadian Malartic pit, in collaboration with the Research Institute on Mines and Environment (RIME) UQAT-Polytechnique Montréal and the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Research and Service Unit in Mineral Technology.
The Domestic Well Monitoring Program, to run from 2016 to 2021, is an initiative designed to increase our knowledge and address citizens’ concerns regarding a potential drawdown within a radius of approximately 7 km of the Canadian Malartic pit.
We’ve been performing ground penetrating radar (GPR) inspections of structures located within a 150-metre radius of the Canadian Malartic pit every five years since 2009. The goal of this program is to monitor the condition of buildings near our operations. The last inspections were performed in 2019.
When the government decree authorizing the Malartic Extension Project (MEP) was obtained, we committed to monitoring social and economic components every three years over the Canadian Malartic mine’s life as part of the Environmental Monitoring Program.
The following social monitoring activities were carried out in 2018 and 2019:
Does your organization in Malartic need volunteer help? We have established a volunteer program through which our employees can give back to the community. We provide information on organizations in Malartic that need volunteers and foster a culture of caring in an effort to make our team aware of how important community involvement is.
Please let us know your volunteer needs at least two weeks before your event.
You’re an employee who volunteers? A brand-new component has been added to our Volunteer Program since fall 2021 to provide financial support to organizations where our employees volunteer.
Employees who volunteer 15 hours or more per year are eligible for a $200 donation that will be awarded to an organization of their choice in recognition of their involvement. They also have a chance to donate an additional $1,000 to the organization they support.
Our team is proud to volunteer their time and to help promote volunteering.