It is not uncommon to see the same board members sitting on — or even chairing — one or more of PDAC’s 16 committees that are categorized into specific areas of focus, including: Audit, Awards, Convention Planning, Executive, Finance & Taxation, Geosciences, Health & Safety, Human Resources Development, Indigenous Affairs, International, Lands & Regulations, Membership, Nominating & Governance, Public Affairs, Securities and Sustainability.
Through these committees, more than 200 volunteers bring their intricate, industry-specific knowledge and understanding of Canada’s mineral exploration and development industry to the centre of the Association. PDAC's prestige and guidance could not be achieved without them.
At least one permanent staff member supports each committee, which are considered the backbone of PDAC. It is this behind-the-scenes strategizing that ultimately guides the direction of the association on behalf of its members, much like it did 90 years ago, but now with more man-power, preparation and influence.
This National Volunteer Week, we thank those who have shared their time and knowledge with PDAC on behalf of the greater Canadian mineral exploration and mining industry. Present or past, you have played an integral part of shaping the sector into the world leader that it is today.