KGHM International is asking Aberdeen residents to take part in focus groups on the Ajax mine proposal.
The company has sent letters to selected households, inviting people to take part in the small-group discussions.
"It's just a way we want to reach out and be more transparent in the community," said Robin Bartlett, company spokeswoman.
The letters promise open dialogue around decisions pertaining to the development.
"That's why I would value your participation in a conversation about how Ajax can be a model sustainable resource of critically needed copper," writes Yves Lacasse, external affairs manager.
He goes on to state that the company intends to redefine mining in the 21st century, recognizing the need for controls to address water quality, dust, noise and vibration.
Aberdeen and nearby Pineview Valley are the closest neighbourhoods to the proposed open-pit mine site.
An online survey by the Kamloops Voters Society received more than twice the number of responses from Aberdeen than from any other neighbourhood. There are heightened concerns around issues identified by the company but also including the possibility of decreased property values and slope instability. The area is historically vulnerable to groundwater damage and requires continuous pumping to prevent further slippage.
Bartlett said there is a possibility that focus groups will be held in other neighbourhoods as well.
The focus-group gatherings won't be open to the general public.
"We've been trying to schedule them for a few weeks."