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April 18th 2023
Aluminerie Alouette announces a major partnership with the Centre d’action bénévole le Virage during National Volunteer Week

SEPT-ÎLES, April 18, 2023 – On the occasion of the 49th National Volunteer Week, Aluminerie Alouette is proud to announce a substantial donation to the Centre d'action bénévole (CAB) le Virage to support its mission through its major relocation project.


A total of $100,000 will be granted over five years at a rate of $20,000 per year. This donation marks the start of a major campaign for CAB le Virage, whose project to move to more suitable premises will become a reality thanks to this generous contribution.


“Being able to contribute to the expansion of CAB le Virage’s facilities means a great deal to Aluminerie Alouette. For more than 30 years, hundreds of employees from our large family have volunteered for many causes. During National Volunteer Week, we are very pleased to be able to make a difference in our community and for the most vulnerable among us,” says Claude Gosselin, President and CEO of Aluminerie Alouette.


CAB le Virage is deeply rooted in its community, providing essential services and resources to a large part of the population. The expansion will allow the organization to serve a greater number of people and broaden its client base. Karoline Gilbert, Executive Director of CAB le Virage, says: “With this new space and a kitchen that is twice the size of our current one, we will be able to serve more people with our meals-on-wheels service and welcome more volunteers to help us. A key reason for the move, of course, is the opening of our drop-in centre for seniors, which has been eagerly anticipated by the community and stakeholders. We also have many new projects in store for you in the coming years.”


Aluminerie Alouette plays a key role in the community by contributing to various causes related to community, culture, education, health, sustainable development, socioeconomics and sports and recreation. It invests more than $700,000 per year in the communities of Port-Cartier, Sept-Îles and Uashat mak Mani-utenam.


About Aluminerie Alouette

Established in 1992, Aluminerie Alouette is an independent aluminum producer. With over 850 employees and an annual production capacity exceeding 620,000 tonnes of primary aluminum, Alouette is the largest private employer in Sept-Îles and the largest aluminum smelter in the Americas. Sustainable development and innovation are at the core of the Sept-Îles facility’s operations.



About the Centre d’action bénévole le Virage

CAB le Virage’s mission is to promote volunteering for the benefit of the entire community by recruiting and training volunteers to work in non-profit community organizations and to foster public-spiritedness and improve social services in their community. CAB le Virage also works to alleviate the loneliness and isolation of dependent seniors and people with disabilities, chronic illnesses or low incomes by providing meals on wheels, a transportation service for medical appointments and other essential needs and appointments, an automated call service, and home visits.


Pictured (from left to right):

Claude Gosselin, President and CEO of Aluminerie Alouette

Karoline Gilbert, Executive Director of CAB le Virage

Maxime Pineault, President of CAB le Virage


Photo credit: Jean St-Pierre


About Aluminerie Alouette
Inaugurée en 1992, Aluminerie Alouette est une entreprise indépendante de production d’aluminium.
Avec près de 850 employés, elle est le plus important employeur privé de Sept-Îles.
Sa capacité de production annuelle de plus de 620 000 tonnes d’aluminium de première fusion en fait la plus importante aluminerie des Amériques.
L’usine de Sept-Îles place le développement durable au cœur de ses actions.