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Our vision is to lead industry standards, providing site-specific solutions in safety, catering and community engagement that support our clients’ development while resulting in zero loss of life.
Provide the best trained, qualified and experienced personnel specific to meet the needs of our clients.
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The Dave Barr Award is presented yearly by the Association for Mineral Exploration of British Columbia to a company or individual that demonstrates leadership and innovation excellence in exploration safety. I would like to nominate posthumously Lise Tompson-Cyr for this prestigious award. Sadly, Lise passed away on July 31, 2015.
Lise had an intimate knowledge of the mineral exploration work environment across Canada. This started in 1980 when she moved from Quebec to become a bush camp cook in the northern Yukon, married a helicopter pilot and spent the next 10 years working in exploration camps. In 1984 she started up a company, 1984 Inc. to staff and run bush camps. An important part of the services provided was Occupational Health and Safety involving training and supplying of First Aid attendants – a subject of passionate interest to Lise. Her company prospered over the years and became highly respected for its expertise: in boom years 1984 Inc. employed 200 persons and over 50 camps. In 2006, Lise was instrumental in forming a joint venture between 1984 Inc and a Cambridge Bay based company called 1984 Nunavut ltd. This company became a leader in the training of a mainly aboriginal work force to supply mineral exploration camps in the north of Canada.
Lise was also an enthusiastic and inspiring member of both PDAC (2006 – 2014) and AMEBC (2004 – 2007) Health and Safety Committees. She generously shared her knowledge of the exploration environment in Canada whether it was to do with camp management, drilling, helicopters or personnel safety in camp. Lise also was a strong proponent that fatigue was an important factor causing accidents in exploration camps. As her company worked in most provinces and territories of Canada, she had an excellent knowledge about jurisdictional variation in regulations. She had an immense knowledge of accidents, their causes and prevention. She made a significant contribution to the 2006 revision of the AMEBC Safety Guideline for Mineral Exploration in Western Canada and provided support when the PDAC e3 Plus Health and Safety in Exploration Toolkit (EHS) was written.
My memories of Lise are of a person who worked hard, was conscientious, well prepared and always good fun – meetings were filled with relevant anecdotes and laughter. In reading her obituary notices the following phrases submitted by friends and colleagues stand out: “wonderful and extremely thoughtful person”, “Absolute mentor for all women”, “Strongest lady ever – loving, caring and courageous” and “A dynamic and inspirational woman of numerous talents”.
Lise Tompson-Cyr’s drive created a successful company which had safety of mineral exploration personnel engrained in its culture. Her passion for exploration safety in due course inspired other companies and individuals to become more safety conscious and improve their safety records. For these reasons I nominate Lise Tompson-Cyr as a fitting posthumous recipient of the Dave Barr Award.
Geologist , Former Chair of AMEBC Safety Committee and Exploration Manager – Cominco and Teck (retired)
28th October, 2015
Founder, Lise Tompson-Cyr pioneered in providing unique site specific safety and catering solutions for the resource sector for over 30 years.
Initially offering duel role first aid catering staffing solutions, expanding to provide 24/7 remote medical support to remote operations, on call physicians and constructing and implementing customized safety programs for operations in both Canada and abroad.
Her decades of field experience and knowledge of regulations and policies, lead in ability to offer clients consistent and reliable service that not only meet but often exceeded regulatory requirements for Occupational Health and Safety Program and staffing needs.
Because of Lise, our client list has grown to include many prominent leaders in the industry in northern Canada and internationally.
Mrs. Tompson-Cyr, PDAC Safety Committee member supported the PDAC e3 Plus Health and Safety in Exploration Toolkit (EHS), AMEBC member contributor to the 2006 revision of the AMEBC Safety Guideline for Mineral Exploration in Western Canada, a partner of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and a member of Institute Training Authority.
Lise was recently awarded the David Barr Award for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation in Mineral Exploration Health and Safety – 2015
1984 Group of Companies continues to be your safety and staffing solutions provider under the leadership of Jennifer Tompson, proud daughter of Lise Tompson Cyr.
Jennifer has over two decades of on-site experience and works closely with both clients and the community in which they operate to ensure value is placed on occupational health and safety, training, community engagement and best practices for your safe and successful work site.
Ms. Tompson, is a proud PDAC member, AMEBC member, a partner of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and a member of Institute Training Authority.She established the Regional Community hire on-site training program in 2004.
Awarded the Murray Pike Award in 2013 along with 1984 Nunavut President Navalik Tologanak for our hands on approach to training and engagement of Nunavummiut.
Navalik Tologanak has served as President of 1984 Nunavut since the companies’ inception in 2006.
1984 Nunavut is a majority owned Nunavut company that provides dual role first aid catering staff and Occupational Health and Safety support to exploration companies throughout the Nunavut Territory.
Ms. Tologanak was born in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut and is fluent in Inuinnaqtun the dialect of Kitikmeot region and is very active in Inuit issues. She served as a former board member for NWT Status of Women, Pauktuutit and Aboriginal Healing Foundation.
Ms. Tologanak was awarded the Murray Pyke Award on behalf of 1984 Nunavut for its contribution to the economic and social development of Nunavut at the 2013 Nunavut Mining Symposium.
Navalik is a journalist/freelance photographer/columnist for Nunavut News Services – Northern News Services since 1995 to present. She volunteers in the Kitikmeot region communities working with elders and youth and is a proud mother to daughter Kimberly, son Julian and Grandmother to Felix Reid.
1984 Group of Companies is honored to have the support and guidance of our 1984 Nunavut President, we are a proud team that work together and continue to learn how best to support our clients, our employees and the communities in which we work.
1984 Nunavut, is a part of the Canadian Aboriginal Business Association, registered under the Kitikmeot Inuit Association Business registry and recognized as an Inuit Firm by Nunavut Tunnjavik Incorporated.