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Thank you Glencore Kidd Operations!

March 10, 2021

DSB1 NEWS Glencore Kidd Operations.pngDistrict School Board North East is truly grateful for the support and kindness from Glencore Kidd Operations. Their generous donation will go a long way in keeping our students, staff and schools safe during these trying times. It is with our greatest appreciation that we thank Glencore Kidd Operations for helping our students and staff stay safer in our schools.

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Glencore Kidd Operations Donates $80,000 to Local School Boards

TIMMINS, March 4, 2021 Glencore Kidd Operations donates $80,000 to the four local school boards in the Timmins region to help support students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. All four recipients, Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières, Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l'Ontario, District School Board Ontario North East, and Northeastern Catholic District School Board will each receive $20,000 in funding through the Glencore Community Support Fund.

“Thank you to all of the teachers, educational support staff and administration teams across all local schools for your ongoing support to school safety,” said Mark Furlotte, General Manager, Glencore Kidd Operations. “As schools continue to teach both in-class and remotely, this funding will help school boards purchase digital tools and supplies for ongoing virtual learning as well as COVID-19 related personal protective equipment (PPE) to help keep school staff, students, families, and our community safe.”

“This donation benefits educators and students,” said Sylvie Petroski, Director of Education, Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières. “Thank you to Glencore Kidd Operations for their donation to our schools to help our students strive and achieve their future goals, this is the best investment that our students can receive. Again, with much appreciation we would like to extend our gratitude.”

According to Yves Laliberté, Associate Director of Education, Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l'Ontario, Glencore's generosity supports the school board's efforts to ensure the success of all its students. "Throughout the pandemic, the CSPNE school community has had to be resourceful and financially sound in order to provide every student with the technological tools to facilitate distance learning. The $20,000 donation facilitates the acquisition of available laptops, thereby increasing students' active participation in learning in the digital age.”

“District School Board Ontario North East is so grateful to receive the very generous donation from Glencore Kidd Operations. This funding will make a difference in keeping our students and our staff even safer during these most unusual times,” says Lesleigh Dye, Director of Education, District School Board Ontario North East.

Tricia Stefanic Weltz, Director of Education, Northeastern Catholic District School Board acknowledges, “We really want to thank Glencore Kidd Operations in Timmins for their outstanding donation towards supporting the safety of our students and staff. Nothing is more important to us and we are so grateful to have a community partner provide additional funds to our Catholic district school board.

About Glencore Kidd Operations: Located in Timmins, Ontario, the Kidd Concentrator and the Kidd Mine are joined by a 27km long rail line. The mine is the world's deepest base-metal mine, at a depth of 9,900 feet. Production of copper and zinc concentrates began in 1966. Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies. Glencore’s purpose is to responsibly source the commodities that advance everyday life.