Supporting COVID-19 Response

Teck is supporting critical social initiatives and increased healthcare capacity in areas where Teck operates and internationally.

Teck Announces $20 million COVID-19 Response Fund

Teck has announced $20 million in investments towards the following COVID-19 response efforts: 

  • One million masks for healthcare in British Columbia: Working in collaboration with government agencies and utilizing its supply chain network, Teck has procured 1 million KN95 masks to donate to B.C.’s healthcare system with delivery expected in the coming weeks. 
  • Teck Community Response Fund for local communities in Canada, Alaska and Chile: A dedicated community investment fund will support local organizations in areas where Teck operates directly involved with COVID-19 response (such as healthcare and social services) or those directly experiencing impacts resulting from COVID-19. A portion of this fund will be specifically dedicated to support for Indigenous communities. Teck is also expediting payments to local and Indigenous suppliers to support their ongoing economic resiliency. 
  • Healthcare services in Chile: Teck will support healthcare services in the Tarapaca and Coquimbo regions of Chile, including funding medical supplies, equipment, facilities and professionals at the Iquique hospital; family and primary health services in Pica, Pozo Almonte, and Chanavayita; and healthcare services in La Serena.
  • Investments in use of copper towards infection prevention initiatives: Through its Copper & Health program, Teck will continue to collaborate with public agencies and is making an additional   $1 million available to advance the use of copper products to support infection control and prevention. 
  • Contributions to Canadian relief efforts: Teck is providing $250,000 to the Canadian Red Cross towards supporting health services and public health in the battle against COVID-19, including the deployment of the Red Cross’s Emergency Response Unit field hospital and the supply of medical equipment.
  • Support for international relief efforts: Teck has contributed to international aid efforts including $500,000 to UNICEF (in collaboration with the World Health Organization Solidarity Response Fund) to provide critical medical and sanitation supplies, equipment and training in over 180 countries, and $250,000 to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation to support children in rural communities in China.

Organizations We're Supporting through the Teck Community Response Fund

The Teck Community Response Fund is providing support for local organizations. These are some of the groups and programs helped so far:

Ashcroft Indian Band
Equip the Health Centre employees with PPE and purchase supplies for a community food garden and a supplemental meal program.

BC COVID-19 3D Printing Group

Support to produce and deliver personal protective equipment for healthcare and frontline workers. 

Boothroyd Indian Band
Support the development of a community garden food security initiative.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

An Enhanced Community Care program to deliver in-home and local pediatric care to families during the pandemic.

CIBC Future Heroes

Bursaries to be awarded to first-year students across a range of healthcare programs at post-secondary schools in Canada.

Community of Macate 

Provide food boxes to food insecure families in the community of Macate, Peru. 

Fernie Citizens Housing Society 

Support purchase of a large freezer to help ensure food security for vulnerable seniors. 

Fernie Family Housing Society

Purchase of iPads to help isolated seniors connect with their families and to assist children with virtual education. 

Health Centre of Cabananillas 

Supply PPE and equipment for health workers serving the residents of Cabanillas, Peru. 

Health Centre of Macate 

Supply PPE and equipment for health workers serving the 13 villages of Macate, Peru.  

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) Health Foundation

Support the purchase of medical equipment to enhance patient safety at the hospital during the pandemic and beyond. 

Kootenay Brain Injury Association 

Support the purchase of PPE and to update communication systems to reach patients in self-isolation.  

Kootenay Family Place

Support for Kootenay Family Place to meet the community's needs during COVID-19.

Laripata Agricultural Association 

Provide food boxes to food insecure families in the community of Laripata, Peru.  

Logan Lake Wellness, Health & Youth Society
Delivery of community meal program and safety measures for employees to ensure continued service delivery.

Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation 

Support mental health webinars for small business owners during the pandemic. 

Maynooth Community Care Unit and St. Vincent’s Nursing Home 

Support isolated elderly with the purchase of tablets and hand-held thermometers.   

New to You Clothing Society 

Support for community resource hub that donates to not-for-profits during COVID-19 closures. 

People in Motion
Purchase computers to build capacity of people with diverse abilities through remote delivery of 14 programs and training through home mentoring.

Richmond Food Bank Society

Support the purchase and delivery of food for vulnerable families in self-isolation in Richmond, BC. 

School District 20

Support for School District 20 to aid families in food crisis and students requiring technology to support remote learning.

Selkirk College

Support for Selkirk College's Student Relief Fund to provide emergency financial support to students affected by the pandemic.

The Salvation Army – Kootenay Valley Community Church

Help ensure vulnerable community members have access to food and personal care items. 

Trail Family and Individual Resources (FAIR) Centre Society

Support to make Interior Crisis Line network available overnight. 

Volunteer Kamloops
Deliver COVID-19 Care Kits with personal hygiene, health, and prevention supplies and Nutrition Care Kits of local produce and staple foods for vulnerable community members.  

YWCA Metro Vancouver

Support to help women leave violence and navigate difficult circumstances regarding family law.