This year marks 35 years in business for Cameco, one of the world’s largest producers of uranium fuel for nuclear energy.
Founded in 1988 by the merger of two Crown corporations — Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation and Eldorado Nuclear Limited — the company is the largest industrial employer of Indigenous people in Canada and is committed to its vision to energize a clean-air world.
“Our goal is a workplace where everyone feels welcome, valued, and an integral part of the team,” explains Terry Davis, general manager at Cameco’s Blind River Refinery. “Our people are highly skilled, qualified and experienced.”
Davis adds that Cameco’s commitment to safeguarding the health and safety of its people, communities and environment, and its relationship with its workforce, Indigenous peoples and local communities are fundamental to Cameco's success.
Along with its operations in Blind River, Cobourg and Port Hope in Ontario, Cameco has mining and milling sites in northern Saskatchewan, which all hosted anniversary celebrations with employees. In Blind River, it celebrated its 35th anniversary with a free community barbecue on September 19th.
“We are grateful to the more than 400 people who came out to the barbecue to celebrate with us,” Davis says. “We always enjoy the opportunity to talk to local residents, share information about what we do, and answer questions.”
As part of its celebration, Cameco is also sharing the stories of its valued employees, industry colleagues and community partners over the next year. These stories can be found on their website.