April 18, 2018   No. 161




RFP: Mapping capacity building supports for Indigenous communities
PDAC is seeking proposals to conduct a review identifying all government capacity building supports available to Indigenous communities to enhance their participation and engagement with the mineral sector—from the early stages of geoscience mapping, through to the environmental assessment process and beyond. Email proposals to [email protected] by May 4

Developing a Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan

Government officials are looking for input into the development of a Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP). The CMMP, called for by federal, provincial and territorial Ministers responsible for mining, aims to enhance Canada’s position as a global mining leader and to lay the foundation for long-term success of the sector. A Discussion Paper was developed by government to elicit feedback on potential elements of the Plan. View the Discussion Paper and share your views. 

Health & Safety
Complete the annual survey

If you are a junior exploration or mining company, government geological survey, diamond drill contractor, geophysical contractor, or any other company or contractor carrying out exploration-related activities in Canada, please complete PDAC and AME’s annual Health & Safety Survey. 

Geoscience & Innovation
Geophysical consultants needed
In preparation for submitting a funding application to the Government of Nova Scotia, the Mining Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) is seeking geophysical consultants to assess their geophysics database. Applications are due April 23. Email [email protected] for the Request for Proposals.
Impacts of Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals Program
The Geological Survey of Canada is conducting a survey to determine the impacts of the Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) Program. Please complete the survey by May 11.

Capital Markets
RFP: Capital pools and distribution channels mapping 
PDAC is requesting proposals for a study that aims to systematically map and analyze the potential capital pools and distribution channels available for mineral exploration and development companies. Send proposals to [email protected] by April 25
Update on Consultation Paper 51-404
Last year the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published Consultation Paper 51-404, Considerations for Reducing Regulatory Burden for Non-Investment Fund Reporting Issuer. This paper sought feedback on securities legislation applicable to non-investment fund reporting issuers. PDAC made a submission on behalf of its members, and on March 27 the CSA provided an update in response to the feedback received from stakeholders. Learn more 

Regulatory Affairs
PDAC engages on Bill C-69

PDAC has made a submission regarding Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act. PDAC has requested two amendments to the legislation and provided commentary on some key provisions within the Act.

PDAC also appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI) on March 28 to discuss the Impact Assessment Act and potential implications for the mineral sector. View the Committee hearing

Responsible Exploration
Greenhouse gas reporting opens
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) is now accepting greenhouse gas (GHG) reports for the 2017 calendar year. Facilities that emitted 10 kilotonnes or more of GHGs in 2017, or were involved in carbon capture, transport or storage activities from 2014 to 2017, must report by June 1. Reporting is mandatory. Learn more 

Human Resource Development
Shaping the next generation of mining  

Employers can receive up to $7,000 to fund a new co-op, internship, or field placement for students, as part of the Government of Canada's $7.8 million in funding to the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)'s Gearing Up: Developing Mining Talent Through Work-Integrated Learning project. Read MiHR’s news release and apply for a wage subsidy.

Glenn Nolan to open S-IMEW 2018
The 12th annual Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) returns to Sudbury May 3-17, where 25 top upper-year Canadian post-secondary geoscience students will learn about career opportunities in the mineral exploration industry and the adventures of being a geoscientist. Glenn Nolan, VP Government Affairs at Noront Resources, will deliver the keynote address at the Welcome Reception on May 4 at Dynamic Earth. Thank you to the generosity of our industry partners, sponsors and volunteers who make this event possible.

PDAC Convention
Latest updates
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Save the date! PDAC 2019 March 3-6 Toronto, Canada

Hotels – PDAC 2019 hotels and rates will be posted in the fall of 2018. Participating hotels will NOT take 2019 reservations before that time. Be sure to book directly with the hotel as PDAC does NOT use third party housing bureaus.
Diamond in the Rough and Rock Cycle Ride for minerals education
Mining Matters will host its 12th annual Diamond in the Rough Golf Classic and the 7th annual Rock Cycle Ride for Minerals Education on June 14. The events raise funds that support innovative educational programming for students, teachers and the public about Earth science, mining and the importance of mineral resources. Learn more
Events at a Glance
PDAC is participating in these upcoming events: