Community Support

Community Support

Community Support

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Building Strength in Others

Vale is proud to operate in Canada; we care about this country and its citizens. We gladly take responsibility to support organizations, groups, and projects that make this a wonderful place to live, learn and work. At a national level, Vale supports programs that benefit Canadians across the country and that align with our values and objectives. We are proud to support many national initiatives, including these.​

The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) FoundationACT Volunteers practice first aid

The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation is an award-winning national charity dedicated to helping communities establish youth CPR and AED training. With the support of Vale, ACT will introduce the program to more than 20 Canadian high schools.

Learn more about The Advanced Coronary Treatment Foundation.

Actua A group of young people holding an Actua banner

Actua is a national charity that provides hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education to young Canadians. Since beginning its 5-year partnership with Vale, over 140,000 Aboriginal youth have participated. This summer, Actua will deliver STEM camps in Vale-supported First Nation communities.

Learn more about Actua.

Earth Rangersan Owl perched on a podium

Earth Rangers is a kids’ conservation organization that educates children on biodiversity at live assemblies in over 650 Canadian elementary schools each year. Vale has been a major sponsor of its School Assembly Program since 2012, supporting it in 80 schools and pledging support for an additional 120 schools over the next 3 years.

Learn more about Earth Rangers

Mining Mattersa group of students in a school gymansium

Mining Matters is a charity dedicated to bringing knowledge and awareness of Canada’s geology and mineral resources to students, educators and the public. Partnering with Vale has allowed the organization to spark an interest in Earth science among Canadians of all ages.

Learn more about Mining Matters.

Threads of Lifetwo students have their back towards the camera and support each other

Threads of Life supports families on their healing journey after experiencing a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. Vale has been a long-time national sponsor of the annual Steps for Life walk, raising funds and awareness for families of workplace tragedy victims.​

Learn more about Threads of Life.

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​Support for our Employees

Vale Matching Gift Program

Employees are at the heart of Vale’s success. To recognize both their effort and commitment to our Company we offer all Vale full-time and retired employees an opportunity to participate in our University and College Matching Program. Each calendar year, every employee is guranteed a max of $2,000CDN in matching dollars to his/her university/college of their choice. Click here​ for full program details and our application form. 

How can we help? Apply for Funding

We welcome the opportunity to help support a variety of local and national projects each year, and Vale’s Community Investment Review Committee is always happy to receive and review new applications.

See if your project may be a good fit with the criteria we use to fund national and local projects, and learn how we determine which best align with our local objectives and annual budget. See our community investment criteria and how to apply for funding.