We provide financial assistance for northerners pursuing their education goals through various scholarships including for graduating students in post-secondary programmes and for children of employees and contractors.
We support a scholarship fund at the Yellowknife Community Foundation and, in 2018, funded a new scholarship for women in the NWT and Kitikmeot region to pursue postsecondary education in science, technology, engineering, and math programmes.
In our first decade, our scholarship programmes awarded $1.7 million through 1,200 individual scholarships to residents of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut’s West Kitikmeot region.
During construction of our Diavik Diamond Mine, our community-based trades training programme resulted in numerous examples of new and improved community infrastructure. The courses, which left a legacy of local community infrastructure, provided trainees with hands-on trades experience, academic and life skills, and improved levels of confidence. Many of the participants were from small, remote northern communities.