Cameco COVID-19 Relief Fund Supports 35 Community Projects

(Port Hope, Ontario, Canada – May 12, 2020) – Cameco is pleased to announce its support for 35 community projects in Northumberland County and the Blind River area in Ontario through its $250,000 Cameco COVID-19 Relief Fund.

“There are so many organizations in Northumberland County and the Blind River area that do incredible work to help those who need it, and the pandemic has put incredible strain on these organizations,” said Dale Clark, vice president of Cameco’s Fuel Services Division. “We are extremely happy to be able to help these 35 organizations as they navigate through these uncertain times.”

Since mid-March, Cameco has also stepped up to donate surplus 3M half face respirators and cartridges, N95 masks, respirator wipes, goggles and goggle style safety glasses to Northumberland Hills Hospital, and safety glasses were provided to assist the Port Hope Police Services. In Blind River, P100 masks and sanitizer have been donated to Children’s Aid and to the local hospital.

Announced on April 30, the Cameco COVID-19 Relief Fund was open to applications from charities and not-for-profit organizations in Northumberland County and the Blind River area in Ontario. Eligible applicants could seek grants of up to $20,000 to assist in their efforts to overcome the effects COVID-19 has had on their ability to serve their communities and support people in need.

By the submission deadline of May 10, 72 applications had been received seeking more than $1 million in total funding assistance.

“The impact COVID-19 has had on our communities is very real,” said Clark. “I encourage everyone to help out if they can, whether it’s through volunteering or other avenues. We are all in this together, and together we can make a positive difference.”

Cameco COVID-19 Relief Fund Supported Projects:

Northumberland County Organizations Blind River Area Organizations
St John's United Church Blind River Curling Club
Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation St. Saviour's Anglican Church
Rebound Child & Youth Services Northumberland Blind River Beavers Jr A Hockey Club
Golden Plough Lodge Blind River Tennis & Pickle Ball Club
Five Counties Children's Centre Huron Pines Golf & Country Club Inc.
Community Care Northumberland Blind River Public School
Legion Village, Branch 133 Rotary Club of Blind River
Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation Serpent River First Nation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland Iron Bridge Lions
Transition House Rockhaven School For Exceptional Children
Burnham Public School Spanish Food Bank
Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank Algoma Manor Nursing Home
Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce
Local Food for Local Good
United Way Northumberland
Saint Vincent de Paul
The Children's Foundation
Métis Nation of Ontario (Northumberland County & Blind River)
Northumberland Food For Thought
Port Hope & District Chamber of Commerce
Green Wood Coalition
Port Hope High School/Dr. Hawkins
Dibaajimowin Cultural Centre


About Cameco

Cameco is one of the world’s largest providers of uranium fuel, a significant supplier of conversion services and one of two Candu fuel manufacturers in Canada. Our competitive position is based on our controlling ownership of the world’s largest high-grade reserves and low-cost operations. Our uranium products are used to generate clean electricity in nuclear power plants around the world. Our shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. Our head office is in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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