Caracle Creek supports our local communities in a number of ways. We believe in giving back, and encouraging ideas that foster the growth of the communities in which we work.
Caracle Creek is a proud founding supporter of the “Outside looking In” charitable organization, now working toward its 11th year.
Outside Looking In was created by Tracee Smith (Founder & CEO) in 2007 to “… give Indigenous youth an opportunity to express themselves through the arts while giving Canadians the opportunity to learn more about Indigenous peoples beyond what they see and read in the media through OLI’s annual multi-media performance in downtown Toronto, Canada. This experience and performance is about give and take. Canadians will have an opportunity to look inside Indigenous communities, while the Indigenous youth will get to see beyond theirs.”
Tracee Smith is a member of the Missanabie Cree First Nation in northern Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, and MBA specializing in Indigenous Economic Development, and a Masters in Finance from Queen’s University. Tracee was named one of Canada’s 50 most celebrated artists by the Canada Council for the Arts, and was the first dancer to ever perform at Rideau Hall for the Governor General. She has raised close to $5 million for Outside Looking In over 8 years with both the private and public sectors and multi-year agreements, putting the charity in the top 10% of revenue-generating organizations in the country.
In 2007, Caracle Creek’s co-founder Scott Jobin-Bevans took the lead in initiating the first ever PDAC Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop or S-IMEW.
In its 10 years, S-IMEW has grown into a very successful annual event having seen more than 250 top geoscience students go through the program which is run out of the mining city of Sudbury, Ontario. Caracle Creek continues to be involved, providing speakers and chairs for a variety of the sessions, along with other instructional and mentoring activities. We also provide in-kind assistance and logistics coordination behind the scenes through our volunteers and staff at the Sudbury office.
The all expenses-paid gathering, which runs for 2 full weeks, starting the first Saturday in May each year, gives the students, who are hand-picked from post-secondary institutions across the country, an opportunity to experience the many facets of the mineral exploration industry, and to polish their networking skills.
Scott Jobin-Bevans (co-founder, S-IMEW), “We designed this event to attract students into the mineral exploration industry and to give them a technical and business perspective of mineral exploration that is not usually found in the classroom. Now heading into its 11th year, I am very proud to see the annual program continuing with such great success and under the expert handling of the PDAC.”
In 2007 Caracle Creek founded the annual Caracle Cup Hockey Tournament which is now going into its 11th year, and held during the Prospector and developers Association (PDAC) annual convention. Our goal was to run the tournament in support of the excellent work done in mining education by Mining Matters. Now, taken over by Mining Matters and branded the Mining Matters Hockey Tournament, the goals of the tournament remain the same: support Mining Matters, have fun, and win the Caracle Cup!
Mining Matters brings the wonder of Canada’s geology and mineral resources to students, educators and industry. We provide current information about rocks, minerals, metals and mining and offer exceptional educational resources that meet provincial Earth Science and geography curriculum expectations.