In November, Kinross launched its first ‘Movember’ campaign dedicated to raising awareness and taking action to support men’s mental and physical health.
‘Movember’ is the leading global charity changing the face of men’s health year-round. During the month of November, the charity encourages men to grow moustaches to raise awareness and funds to support men’s health.
As Kinross kicked off its first Movember campaign, employees were encouraged to ‘Grow a MO’ and participate in a series of webinars focused on men’s mental health and forms of high-risk men’s health conditions such as prostate and testicular cancer.
At the end of the month, the ‘MO’ awards were held where the GM with the best moustache received a donation to a Movember charity in their site’s name and won a swag package for their site. Congratulations Rodrigo Moscoso, General Manager, Kinross Chile, who received over 75% of the votes for best moustache!
Make sure to check out photos to see how our global operations celebrated Movember below!
In Nevada, employees received ‘Movember’ branded t-shirts, and site leadership spoke with employees about mental health and other health related issues impacting men. The sites then dedicated one of their ‘7@7’ safety meetings to a culture share that focused on suicide prevention and awareness for men.
In Alaska, employees received blue ribbons and cardboard moustaches to pose with to raise awareness for men’s health. The site also held a ‘moustache poster campaign’ where male employees could share tips with their colleagues on how they stay mentally and physically healthy.
At Kettle River, both male and female employees were encouraged to show off their best moustaches each week, with female employees finding fun ways to ‘Grow a MO’ to bring awareness and share their alliance with men’s health.
In Brazil, the team decked out all corporate offices with blue decorations and launched their own series of webinars focused on men’s physical and mental health. At the end of the month, a special lunch was held where attendees watched a theatrical performance and participated in a quiz about Movember.
In Chile, the team handed out pamphlets about men’s health and launched a print and digital campaign dedicated to promoting and identifying issues related to physical and mental health.
In Toronto, the team kicked off the ‘MOve’ campaign, which encouraged employees to get active by participating in weekly fitness challenges with some individuals reaching the milestone of walking or running over 60km for the month of November.
In Red Lake, the team participate in the ‘Grow a MO’ challenge and hosted an end of Movember ‘shave’ to say goodbye to the moustaches they had grown over the course of the month.
At Tasiast, employees kicked off the annual ‘GM’s Soccer Tournament’ with a special tribute to Movember, which identified the importance of prioritizing men’s health. The site also used promotional signage that included a ‘QR Code’ employees could scan to learn more about identifying, managing and accommodating mental and physical health issues.