Rio Tinto Alcan salutes the opening of the Pointe St. Charles Pathways to Education stay-in-school centre, in Southwest

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 
communities. 
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 
years. 
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 
remedial actions. 
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 
southern Africa.
 

SOURCE  RIO TINTO ALCAN - EN 
Media relations Rio Tinto Alcan Bryan Tucker T: +1 (514) 848-8151 
bryan.tucker@riotinto.com 
Media relations Rio Tinto Alcan Claudine Gagnon T: +1 (514) 848-8151 
claudine.gagnon@riotinto.com 
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