PDAC Emails
September 21, 2016, No. 142
Canada’s minerals and mining industry by the numbers
PDAC has created a series of infographics that highlight the importance of Canada's mineral exploration and mining industry, as well as the jobs and economic contributions that it creates to benefit all Canadians. There is an infographic specific to each province, territory or region in Canada. There is also an infographic to help you learn more about the overall industry and the annual PDAC Convention. Share these among your networks. Learn more.

Industry highlight top priorities at EMMC
In August, Canada’s mineral exploration and mining industry took part in the 73rd annual Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference in Winnipeg to discuss several challenges that have resulted in Canada dropping to second place behind Australia as the most desirable exploration and mining destination in the world. A brief submitted by the Canadian Mineral Industry Federation (CMIF) details seven policy priorities that require action for Canada to sustain a vibrant and responsible industry. Learn more. 

Regulatory Affairs
Environmental Assessment Review
The Government of Canada is undertaking a comprehensive review of federal environmental and regulatory processes. The Expert Panel appointed to undertake the federal environmental assessment has launched its engagement process and website. There are various ways to participate in the process and share your views on environmental assessment. In addition to online participation, there are opportunities to attend a public workshop or make a formal presentation to the Expert Panel. Register for a workshop in advance as space is limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. You can also register to make a formal presentation to the Panel.

Capital Markets
Industry finances, August 2016 
According to the SNL Monthly Monitor, the number of financings by junior and intermediate mining companies fell for the third month in a row in August, after previously rising for four straight months. August saw 246 financings, down from 270 in July, and last month’s C$939 million total was down 35% from July. Global drilling activity rose to 143 in August, after falling in July to 139. Learn more. 

Responsible Exploration
Wearing the Maple Leaf at home and away
Canada is home to more publicly-listed exploration and mining companies than any other country in the world, and almost half of the mineral properties owned by these companies are located internationally. Under the right governance, projects can responsibly generate economic and social opportunities for companies, as well as the host countries and its communities where it operates. PDAC Executive Director Andrew Cheatle writes about expectations the association has for members, and the tools available to them. Learn more

New online renewal process for individual and corporate members
The 2017 membership renewal form will be available October 1.

In order to renew your membership and to ensure your credentials work, you must login before the end of the month using these three easy steps:

  1. Confirm your username and password here:
    • Username: First initial of your first name + first seven letters of your last name (lower case, no spaces).
    • Password: If you were a member last year, your password is your membership number.
  2. After login, update your membership information:
    • If you are an Individual Member, click “Update Individual Membership Profile”
      If you are a Corporate Member, click “Update Corporate Membership Profile” 
  3. If you are unable to login:
    • Click “Forgot Password” and follow the instructions on the screen.
    • If you experience difficulty with the “Forgot Password” option, contact PDAC.
       If you have questions about your membership, please email [email protected].

Human Resources Development
PDAC Mentor Program
The Human Resources Development Committee is excited to announce the creation of the Mentor Program, a new initiative to connect student members with more experienced geoscientists. The aim is to strengthen our community and allow members to share industry knowledge. Students are the future of the industry; let’s help make it a bright one. We are now accepting applications for Mentors! Email Marc Gasparotto for more information.

PDAC 2017 Convention
Global Sponsorship & Marketing Program
Put your brand in front of more than 22,000 international attendees and extend your global reach through our social media channels. Reach target audiences and elevate your corporate presence at PDAC 2017 and beyond with our comprehensive marketing programs. Learn more

Presentation opportunity
Do you have a technical, policy or academic presentation you’d like to share with a global audience? Exploration Insights is a high-profile venue for speakers who wish to present topical subjects at the PDAC 2017 Convention. Apply by October 31. Learn more.
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