Rio Tinto Alcan salutes the opening of the Pointe St. Charles Pathways to
Education stay-in-school centre, in Southwest Montreal, Quebec
MONTREAL, Nov. 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto Alcan officially launched the
Pathways to Education centre in the Pointe St. Charles Borough, Southwest
Montreal. This project is the result of months of preparation and will help
bolster stay-in school efforts for youth living in the area.
"Pathways to Education is a proven program, demonstrated by the recent launch
of the Centre in Shawinigan, Quebec, which has shown that this is one of the
most efficient initiatives to keep kids in school," declared Rio Tinto Alcan
Chief executive officer, Jacynthe Côté.
Rio Tinto Alcan will finance the Pointe St. Charles Pathways to Education
project within its Ensemble pour la persévérance scolaire program, launched
in Montreal in 2010. Pathways to Education provides educational, financial and
social support to high school students, along with mediation services. The
program aims to fight poverty and its effects by encouraging high school
students to stay in school. By taking direct action within communities rather
than only in schools, the Pathways to Education program has achieved
unprecedented results and noteworthy direct benefits for the target
Implementation of the second Pathways to Education Centre in Quebec represents
an important milestone for Rio Tinto Alcan, in the pursuit of the goals set in
2010 when the Group announced its intention to make persistence in school its
top priority on the social front, a 15-million dollar investment over five
In close cooperation with various educational experts and organisations, Rio
Tinto Alcan takes persistence in school at heart, aiming to make a lasting
difference. We provide financial support to these groups, which fully
understand the importance of keeping teenagers in school, and the necessary
About Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK,
combining RioTinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto
Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources.
Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium),
gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore.
Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North
America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and
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