Winsome Resources confirms its commitment
Val-d’Or, October 3, 2023 – Winsome Resources (hereinafter Winsome), an Australian company specializing in the exploration and development of lithium deposits, has taken a new step in Quebec with the official inauguration of its first regional office.
Demonstrating the company’s long-term commitment to Quebec, this office joins Camp Winsome, located 6 kilometers from the La Grande-4 airport in Eeyou Istchee, and is already considering opening other regional offices in Mistissini and Chibougamau.
“At the heart of the Quebec mining industry, Val-d’Or is of crucial importance as a technical and logistical hub for Winsome’s projects in Quebec. The proximity of many employees, consultants and key suppliers based in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region will strengthen the ties between Winsome and regional partners. As for Camp Winsome, it ensures dialogue and collaboration with the communities, particularly the Cree communities of Eeyou Istchee,” explains Carl Caumartin, General Manager of Winsome in Canada.
“At the heart of Winsome’s vision is our commitment to create value by developing the critical and strategic minerals industry in a spirit of collaboration and respect. At Winsome, we strive to ensure that the positive impact of our activities extends beyond economic considerations to include social and environmental dimensions,” explains Chris Evans, CEO of Winsome Resources Australia, who was visiting Quebec. During his stay, he visited the community of Mistissini and Winsome’s James Bay facilities, including the Adina project site, where he met with tallymen and their families from the territories where some of the company’s projects are located, as well as a number of local and regional elected officials.
Winsome’s commitment to sustainable development
“Our ambition is for the name Winsome to be synonymous with excellence and respect. Our approach is based on our values: collaboration, harmony, respect and sharing. Openness and active listening guide our approach so that we can integrate the diverse perspectives of communities by promoting open dialogue,” adds Geneviève Morinville, Vice-President, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Affairs.
“Our mission at Winsome is to produce the minerals the world needs, in the way the world demands it. For us, mining minerals responsibly, thoughtfully and in accordance with the wishes and values of the host communities is the only possible path to a more humane, sustainable, and harmonious mining operation,” added Geneviève Morinville, who has been criss-crossing the territory for weeks to meet Cree families, build relationships with them, listen to them and integrate their knowledge into the projects under development.
“Despite the fires that severely affected our collaborators in the Cree community, forcing us to postpone our exploration activities in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James for several weeks, the initial results are promising. Our meetings, as well as the ties we are forging with members of the Mistissini community, particularly the tallymen and their families, are making a tangible contribution to enhancing our projects,” enthused Antoine Fournier, Vice-President Exploration, adding that the company has already taken steps to recruit members of the Cree communities to join the Winsome team.
Nearly fifty guests attended the inauguration, happy to mark this milestone in Winsome’s sustained presence in Quebec.
About Winsome Resources
Winsome Resources is an Australian lithium development company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). In 2021, it put down roots in Northern Quebec, where it holds promising claims and relies on the expertise of an experienced local team. Its main projects are located in Eeyou Istchee, the traditional territory of the James Bay Cree. The company’s mission is “To produce the minerals the world needs, in the way the world demands it”, and it aspires to become a leading player in Quebec and Canada’s strategy for critical and strategic minerals. Visit winsomeresources.ca for more information.
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