EECF partners with Newmont Éléonore employees for Orange Shirt Day Fund
The Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation is proud to partner with the employees of Newmont Éléonore in the establishment of the Newmont Éléonore Employees Orange Shirt Day Fund.
Orange Shirt Day is a commemorative day which raises awareness of the individual, family and community intergenerational impacts of residential schools. The event is held each year on September 30 to mark Canada’s National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
The Fund was developed at the request of the employees of Newmont Éléonore’s state-of-the-art gold mine located in Eeyou Istchee. The mine’s team wanted a meaningful way to show their support for the Crees of the region.
“The Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation is proud to partner with the employees of Newmont Éléonore to recognize the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation,” explains Tina Petawabano, Chair of the Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation. “The Cree people have strong, positive relationships with Newmont Éléonore employees and support from them has special meaning for us.”
Donations from this Fund will support the preservation and sharing of the culture, language and history of the James Bay Crees and the work of Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, the regional museum and cultural institute of the Cree Nation.
Donations to the Newmont Éléonore Employees Orange Shirt Fund can be made by credit card through this link: Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation | Charity Profile | Donate Online | CanadaHelps.
Donations to the Fund will be matched by Newmont Éléonore and will receive a charitable tax receipt.