Voyager Metals Inc. is proud to be part of this unique and dynamic regional community with a rich history and a promising future. 


.Chibougamau is the largest city in northern Québec, Canada. Located on the shores of Lake Chibougamau, it is one of the four cities that make up the James Bay Eeyou Istchee Regional Government. The town has a population of over 7,500 and has become the main service point for the surrounding communities.


Ouje Bougoumou and Mistissini are part of the 9 communities that make up the Grand Cree Nation within the territory of Eeyou Istchee. The population of Ouje Bougoumou is made up of more than 900 members and that of Mistissini of more than 3700 members.
Considering that mining prospecting has been going on for over 100 years on their territory, it is only recently that Ouje Bougoumou and Mistissini, like all the communities, have had a say in the development of natural resources on their territory. Ignored by the federal and provincial governments and Industry for many years, the Cree communities are now stakeholders in the decisions on their territory. The James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, signed in 1975, was the turning point in integrating concerted consultation procedures between the three levels of government: Cree, provincial and federal. Over the years, the Cree have developed an expertise and an approach that respects their culture and their relationship with the territory. It is in this context that Voyager Metals intends to pursue its relationship with these communities and the company is proud of the dialogue initiated at the preliminary stage of project design and intends to maintain it throughout the development of the project.

Mining has played a significant role in the development of Chibougamau, and local cree communities, with copper being first exploited in 1949, leading to the opening of a multi-metallic mine in the area, and the establishment of a permanent community in 1952. Chibougamau started out as a company town, but soon after, in 1954, it was incorporated as a municipality. Today, it is not only thought of as a mining town but also the center of a large logging and sawmill industry. 

As a mining company, we understand the importance of sustainable development and are committed to minimizing our environmental impact. We are also dedicated to contribute to the local vitality and providing training and employment opportunities to the local community and supporting local businesses.