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.
The Good Neighbour Guide includes guidelines on the acquisition of residences in Malartic. Since 2016, we have purchased residences from homeowners who wanted to move out of the southern sector, the neighbourhood closest to the mine.
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.
We’ve had a Structural Integrity Monitoring Program since 2010. Right now, there are 16 fissurometers in 13 homes and buildings in the Town of Malartic.
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 the Town of 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 a voluntary 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.
Social monitoring, underway since the spring of 2012, examines the change in personal connection with the environment, social cohesion dynamics, residents’ physical well-being, perceived vibrations, perceived risks to public health and psychological well-being, the delivery of business and community services in Malartic, and landscape quality. This program is a requirement of the Québec Ministry of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change.
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.
Our team is proud to volunteer their time and to help promote volunteering.
Please let us know your volunteer needs at least two weeks before your event.