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Canadian Organizations

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The world's second largest diamond was recently found in Botswana by Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond Corp. It measures 1,111 carats - which is about the size of a tennis ball!

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  • Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME)

    AME BC is the predominant voice of mineral exploration and development in British Columbia. Established in 1912, AME BC represents thousands of members including geoscientists, prospectors, engineers, entrepreneurs, exploration companies, suppliers, mineral producers, and associations who are engaged in mineral exploration and development in BC and throughout the world. Through leadership, advocacy, and partnerships, AME BC promotes a healthy environment and business climate for the mineral exploration industry. 
  • Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO)

    The Professional Geoscientists Act, 2000 received Royal Assent on June 23, 2000 and established the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO). APGO governs the practice of professional geoscience in Ontario and reports to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines. The legislation protects the public and investors by establishing a regulated association of geoscientists with the power to admit only qualified persons, to encourage continuing professional competence, to discipline members for professional misconduct and to prevent unqualified individuals from practicing.
  • Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS)

    The Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS) brings together earth scientists from universities, government institutions, the mining and petroleum industries, and consultants in the Atlantic Provinces. Its membership includes professional geologists, students, and interested members of the public. It is an entirely volunteer association with a small membership fee.
  • Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association

    An Aboriginal, non-profit organization which seeks to increase the understanding of the minerals industry, Aboriginal mining and Aboriginal communities' paramount interests in lands and resources 
  • Canadian Association of Science Centres (CACS)

    The Canadian Association of Science Centres was founded in 1985 to create synergy among Canada's science centres and science-related museums, to assist in finding solutions to the challenges faced by these important public institutions, and to provide a single voice before government.  
  • Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES)

    CFES/FCST - the unified voice for earth science in Canada - works to raise awareness of the importance of earth science in Canadians' daily lives. It also works to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the role of Earth Sciences in environmental, natural hazard and climate studies and in securing and responsibly developing Canada's energy, mineral and water resources.
  • Canadian Geomorphology Research Group (CGRG)

    The CGRG was established in 1993 at the International Association of Geomorphology Congress in Hamilton, Ontario, with representation in all parts of Canada, scattered outposts in the U.S. and elsewhere. It cooperates with related Earth science associations in Canada, produces and supports related publications and celebrates the accomplishments of Canadian geomorphologists through awards.

  • Canadian Geoscience Education Network (CGEN)

    The Canadian Geoscience Education Network (CGEN) is the education arm of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences. CGEN is concerned with all levels of geoscience education in Canada and encourages activities designed to increase public awareness of geoscience. CGEN exists to stimulate the development of geoscience awareness activities in Canada and to coordinate the efforts of the Canadian geoscience community in matters related to geoscience education and public awareness of geoscience. It acts as a forum for discussion of matters related to geoscience education in Canada. Since programs related to education in schools are best delivered on a local scale, CGEN is a collective of grassroots activists who deliver programs in their local areas. CGEN undertakes initiatives that can only be conducted on the national scale and raises funds to support grassroots activities.
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM/ICM)

    Founded in 1898, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM.) is the leading technical society of professionals in the Canadian Minerals, Metals, Materials and Energy Industries.
  • Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA)

    Canadian Land Reclamation Association is Canada's only national organization dedicated to the reclamation and rehabilitation of disturbed lands and waterways.
  • Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization (CAMIRO)

    The Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization (CAMIRO), is an industry-based, not-for-profit, collaborative research broker for Canada’s vibrant industrial mining sector. CAMIRO exists to develop innovations, techniques, methods and technology, which may improve the productivity, competitiveness, safety and environmental impact of the Canadian mining industry.  
  • Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG)

    The Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) promotes the Profession of Geophysics, encourages education and facilitates social opportunities. 
  • Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

    The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) was founded in 1927 as the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists (ASPG). The name was changed to its present form in 1973 to reflect the Society's national representation. The primary goal of the Society is to promote and further the study of petroleum geology and its related sciences. There are over 2,500 regular members residing in Canada and in 30 other countries.
  • Coal Association of Canada (CAC)

    The mission of the Coal Association of Canada (CAC) is to proactively support Association members in the development, growth and advancement of a safe, socially responsible and economically sustainable Canadian coal industry.
  • Geological Association of Canada (GAC)

    The mission of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) is to facilitate the scientific well-being and professional development of its members, the learned discussion of geoscience in Canada, and the advancement, dissemination and wise use of geoscience in public, professional and academic life.
  • Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC)

    The Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) was formed in 1955 as a non-profit scientific organization to promote and advance the knowledge of mineralogy and the allied disciplines of crystallography, petrology, geochemistry and mineral deposits.
  • Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC)

    The Mining Association of BC, one of the oldest associations in the province, represents the collective needs and interests of coal, metal, industrial mineral companies and smelters in British Columbia. In doing so, MABC has come to be regarded as the predominant voice of mining in British Columbia. 
  • Mining Association of Canada (MAC)

    The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is the trusted national voice of Canada's mining and mineral processing industry. Since 1935, they have supported and promoted one of Canada's most integral economic sectors, providing leadership, sharing resources and continuing to build, strengthen and engage the mining industry.
  • Mining Association of Nova Scotia (MANS)

    The Mining Association of Nova Scotia represents companies in all areas of mining and quarrying: exploration, discovery, development, production and reclamation as well as consultants and suppliers to the industry.
  • Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)

    MiHR is the council for the Canadian minerals and metals industry. A recognized leader in the development and implementation of national human resources solutions, MiHR contributes to the strength, competitiveness, and sustainability of the Canadian mining sector. The products and services supporting their endeavours are based on sound research into the skills and labour market issues that matter most to the Canadian mining industry.
  • Northwest Mining Association (NWMA)

    NWMA is a 118 year old, 2,300 member, non-profit, non-partisan trade association based in Spokane, Washington. NWMA members reside in 42 states and are actively involved in prospecting, exploring, mining, and reclamation closure activities on USFS administered lands, especially in the West.
  • Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines

    The NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines, which continues to serve companies operating in the NWT and Nunavut, has been the voice of the Northern mining and exploration industry since 1967. Its goals are to promote the industry and the North to Northerners, Canadians, and the world at large. It continues to speak out on industry opportunities, concerns and issues. It advises governments, investors, the media, educational institutions, and the public on industry positions and initiatives.
  • Ontario Mining Association (OMA)

    The Ontario Mining Association (OMA) was established in 1920 to represent the mining industry of the province and is one of the longest serving trade organizations in Canada. They have a long history of working constructively with governments and communities of interest to build consensus on issues that matter to our industry and to the people of this province. 
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

    The PDAC exists to promote a responsible, vibrant and sustainable Canadian mineral exploration and development sector. The PDAC encourages leading practices in technical, environmental, safety and social performance in Canada and internationally.
  • Quebec Mining Association / Association minière du Quebéc (L’AMQ)

    The Québec Mining Association (QMA) is a provincial organization representing metal and mineral mining companies, metallurgy companies, mining contractors and junior mining exploration companies.
  • Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS)

    The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is dedicated to imparting a broader knowledge and deeper appreciation of Canada — its people and places, its natural and cultural heritage and its environmental, social and economic challenges.
  • Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA)

    The Saskatchewan Mining Association aims to represent and support a safe, responsible and growing Saskatchewan mining industry.
  • Yukon Chamber of Mines

    The Yukon Chamber of Mines represents a dynamic membership and since its creation almost 70 years ago, has worked to serve its valued members and advance the interests of all those involved in the Yukon mining industry.