At a very early stage in the development of its Dumont project, Royal Nickel Corporation called on TES’ team to establish a dialogue with the population. The major project involves the construction and operation of an open-pit mine to exploit a large-scale nickel deposit in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Royal Nickel Corporation clearly understood the importance of an engagement process with the community from the outset of its project. TES then proposed and supported the implementation of a participatory and multi-faceted consultation approach, which enabled the project to be modulated from its inception and throughout all phases of its development and evaluation. Consultation began with the pre-feasibility study for the Dumont mine and continued in parallel with the impact study.

From the social profile identifying the issues and players involved in the Dumont project to the creation of advisory committees and the preparation of the RNC team for the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) hearings, TES’ expertise has been put to good use to increase community awareness of the project and foster genuine collaboration between a promoter and active citizens and groups.