It is our great pleasure to announce that Raglan Mine's Director of Public Affairs, Communication and Community engagement, Amélie Rouleau, is one of the 2018 recipient of the CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award, which highlights the exceptional achievement and potential of young Canadian mining leaders.

The award was presented in Vancouver at the Annual Awards Gala on Monday, May 7, during the 2018 Convention of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).

"Winning this award demonstrates that the mining industry is a true professional catalyst for a wide range of fields. It is this diversity that makes our industry so interesting" mentioned Amélie Rouleau.

Congratulations, Amélie!


About the Award

The CIM–Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award encourages and accelerates the development of leadership in Canadian mining by recognizing outstanding achievement and potential of young Canadian mining leaders. It recognizes those 39 years of age or under for exceptional achievement, as well as their potential for future leadership in various sectors of mining, including: corporate performance, operations, finance, technical services and innovation, marketing and trading, as well as services and support functions.

Nominees are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Their performance in terms of executing and achieving goals and objectives.
  • How they engage others at different levels of the organization to help them feel valued and respected members of the company.
  • Their expertise in team-building and improving team performance.
  • Their sensitivity to social responsibility.

About Amélie Rouleau

Employed at Raglan Mine since 2008, Amélie Rouleau has held many roles from Risk Management to her current role as Director of Public Affairs and Community Engagement at Raglan Mine situated in Nunavik. Her portfolio includes, among other things, the improvement and establishment of practices in regards to Raglan Mine's communications, governance, and relations with its Inuit stakeholders as well as different governments. 

Raised in Iqaluit (Nunavut), she was rapidly aware of the importance of working closely with Inuit communities to build and sustain Raglan Mine's social license to operate. She has created a journey where the Inuit communities feel that they have a voice and are engaged in improving the operational, environmental and social practices together. She has initiated several changes with the Raglan Committee, where she acted as General Secretary since 2013 and in 2018 is acting as chairman. Amélie also participated in the design and implementation of participatory consultations and engagement for the Sivumut project, which is expected to support the future of Raglan Mine for the next 25 years. She also played an instrumental role to renew Raglan Mine's engagement of the Raglan Agreement with its Inuit partners.