Indigenous Programs


Focusing on excellence in Indigenous education and outreach with a commitment to providing exceptional learning experiences and community partnerships.
Mining Rocks Earth Science Programs
Teacher Workshops

School Programs

School Programs

Supporting teachers through professional development workshops and hands-on resources.

Outreach Programs

Public Outreach

Raising awareness through interactive activities at events across Canada.
Where we've been

Rock and Mineral Clubs / Shows



Engaging industry to support our mandate since 1994.

News and Publications

Annual Newsletter

Our 2016 Annual Newsletter is now available in English and French! Click here!
2016 Newsletter Cover Image

NEW! Core Concepts

Cover Photo of Core Concepts
Core Concepts is now available in English and French! Click here for more information

NEW Poster!

Medicine from the Ground Up is our newest poster in the Mining Makes it Happen poster series. Available in English and French. Click here for more information.
MM Medicine cover

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Activities and Events

Indigenous Communities Education and Outreach Programs

Attawapiskat First Nation
February 6 to 9, 2017

2017 Mining Matters Hockey Tournament


The 2017 Mining Matters Hockey Tournament is taking place Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Scotiabank Pond, Downsview Park, Toronto. Click here for more information. 

Save the Date! Mining Matters School Programs at the 2017 PDAC Convention

Since 2007, Mining Matters has presented a three-day, hands-on learning school program for educators as well as elementary and secondary students at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange in downtown Toronto, Ontario. This learning opportunity, generously sponsored by IBK Capital Corp., is beneficial to all educators and students, but might appeal most to those interested in geology, engineering, natural resource management, mining, and environmental practices related to land use.

Mining Matters 10th Annual Teacher's Day at the 2017 PDAC Convention
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Participants will visit the Trade Show and chat with some of over 1,000 exhibitors, exposing them to the immense scope of the mineral exploration and mining industry. Click here for more information.

Mining Matters Student Days at the 2017 PDAC Convention
Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Interested in bringing your school to experience this unique experiential learning event? Submit your name to the 2017 participating school lottery. Two lucky school groups; one elementary (Junior or Intermediate panel) and one secondary (grade 9/10), will join international delegates at the world's leading mining and mineral exploration conference hosted by Mining Matters at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Send your note of interest to [email protected].

The Mining Matters education program is made possible by the the generous sponsorship and support of

Join the 2017 WHERE Challenge judges panel

Demonstrate your commitment to minerals education by joining the 2017 WHERE Challenge judges panel. Active and/or retired teachers, CGEN members, industry partners and those with working in Earth science outreach are welcome. Volunteering as a judge requires a short-term commitment of up to ten hours. Click here to register