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June 30, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PDAC partners with The Funding Portal to improve access to Canada’s multi-billion dollar incentives market

TORONTO, ON (June 30, 2015)—
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) has entered into a partnership agreement with The Funding Portal Inc. to assist its members to navigate Canada’s $27 billion annual business incentives market.

Effective June 30, 2015, PDAC will host a funding micro-portal on its industry website under the “Members” section, enabling access to The Funding Portal’s innovative suite of products and services. Tools that will be available to members from the PDAC site include FundingSources, custom reports that search through more than 4,500 Canadian and 4,000 U.S. incentives programs to find the top funding programs for Canadian prospectors and developers, the networking platform MyFundCard that generates possible matches among investors and issuers, as well as the Funding Portal SEARCH, a self-help tool that enables companies to do preliminary searches on a no-cost basis on thousands of sources of funding for their business.

"We are keen to ensure that our industry gets the full benefit of these products and solutions through their relationship with PDAC,” said Rod Thomas, PDAC's President.

"We have been impressed by the suite of products that the Portal has built and the strong market take-up since its commercial launch in 2013. We encourage our members to explore the possibilities that The Funding Portal offers," added Andrew Cheatle, PDAC’s Executive Director. 

“The mining sector is clearly one of Canada’s leading industry sectors and we are pleased to assist the association in making the industry more aware of the programs that exist to support R&D, growth export, innovation and other industry objectives, both in Canada and the U.S. We have been very impressed by the leadership role that the Association has brought to the sector through its world class annual convention and, now, provisioning its industry with a Funding Portal micro-portal,” said Teri Kirk, Founder and CEO, The Funding Portal.


About PDAC

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is the national voice of Canada’s mineral exploration and development industry. With a membership of over 8,000, the PDAC’s mission is 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. PDAC is known worldwide for its annual PDAC Convention, regarded as the premier event for mineral industry professionals. The PDAC Convention has attracted over 25,000 people from 125 countries in recent years and will next be held March 6-9, 2016, in Toronto.

Contact:
Kathleen Napier
Media Relations, PDAC 
416-362-1969 ext. 233
[email protected]

About The Funding Portal

The Funding Portal (TheFundingPortal.com) is a comprehensive service that improves access to both government funding and private financing in Canada and the United States.  The Portal aggregates information on more than 8,000 Canadian and US business incentive programs online, providing unique data and analytics products and partners and services that greatly improve the ability of companies to secure funding. More than 17,000 organizations use The Funding Portal each month to find funding.  

Contact:
Zuzia Danielski
Chief Communications Officer, The Funding Portal Inc.
613 263-0661
[email protected]