Community Investment

Orano’s community investment pillar is primarily focused on community initiatives and organizations in the regions near our operations and activities or where our employees reside. Education, as well as health and wellness, and cultural programming remain the focus of Orano’s contributions. This commitment to being part of our communities is also reflected through the community investment pillars of our Collaboration Agreements and the Six Rivers Fund.

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Six Rivers Fund

Community leaders from across northern Saskatchewan, Orano and Cameco established a legacy trust fund to provide funding for community projects for decades to come. Six Rivers Fund, an independent non-profit corporation, supports projects and initiatives across the Northern Administration District (NAD) that focus on youth, education, sports, recreation, and health and wellness.

The Six Rivers Fund makes community investments using the interest from a trust funded by Orano and Cameco with proceeds from uranium recovery at the Key Lake operation. The Six Rivers Fund had $100,000 available for community projects in 2016. Orano and Cameco have set an aspirational goal for the fund to reach $50 million in the decades ahead.

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Orano Northern Scholarships

Orano awards Northern Scholarships to post-secondary students who are from eastern, western and central regions of Saskatchewan’s Northern Administrative District.

Orano’s northern scholarships selection committee reviews all applications and makes its selection based on academic merit and field of study that, in the opinion of the committee, will be of future benefit to the uranium mining industry and/or the North. Applications are due by July 31 of each year.

Please note that students from the seven communities of the Athabasca Basin region (Black Lake, Camsell Portage, Fond-du-Lac, Hatchet Lake, Stony Rapids, Uranium City and Wollaston Lake) are ineligible for these scholarships as Orano contributes directly to the Ya’ Thi Nene Collaboration Agreement scholarships fund. Students are encouraged to contact the administrators or representatives of Ya'Thi Nene in their community to inquire about scholarships.

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Orano Donations & Sponsorships

At Orano, we believe in investing in the communities near our operations and activities, focusing on education and literacy, health and wellness, and economic development. Orano is proud of its many contributions to programs and organizations in these areas such as the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan, Ile-a-la-Crosse Friendship Centre, Meewasin Valley Authority and Athabasca Yuthe Dene Sekwi Chu La Koe Btsedi Therapeutic Home facility for at risk youth at Stony Rapids.

At a time when the economic situation is difficult for everyone and budgets are restricted, Orano has decided to allocate the majority of its community investment support to a few pre-selected organizations over several years, while staying true to our areas of focus and commitment to contribute to our communities’ well-being and growth.

We realize that all of the requests are worthy; however we are unable to support them all. We appreciate the opportunity to review the possibility and thank you for your interest in partnering with Orano.

Please email your request with supporting information to

Please note that Orano’s Community Investment Committee meets quarterly, in March, June, September and December. Depending on the date of your request, you may not receive an email answer from us for several weeks.
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Northern Scholarships

Orano provides scholarships for post-secondary students from northern Saskatchewan each year. We have been contributing to the education of northern students for more than 40 years.

Community Investment

Orano’s community investment pillar is primarily focused on community initiatives and organizations in the regions near our operations and activities or where our employees reside.

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Mining operations

The group holds a broad portfolio of mines in operation (Canada, Kazakhstan and Niger), as well as projects under development (Africa).