December 20, 2018



Lisa McDonald named Executive Director
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Lisa McDonald as its new Executive Director. Ms. McDonald has played a vital role in PDAC’s success for more than 20 years. Over the past year she has acted as the Executive Director (Interim), and previously served as the association’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) for 10 years. Learn more

Renew early and save

Renew your Core membership by December 31 and save $80. Annual fees for Core members are $90.48 compared to $166.67 for Regular members. Core members qualify for a number of benefits, including substantial discounts on PDAC Convention registration fees and Short Courses.

Payments made after December 31 will be processed as Regular members.

If you have not renewed your membership for 2019, please refer to the instructions below:
  • Login to your membership profile with username and password
    • Login Portal: events.pdac.ca
    • Username and Password: If you have forgotten your user credentials, click “Recover my Username” or “Forgot my Password” and follow the onscreen instructions.
  • Update contact information
    • Select ‘Update Individual Membership Profile’
  • Renew membership
    • Select ‘Renew 2019 Individual Membership’
Individual and Student PDF Applications can be emailed or faxed to 416-362-0101.

Life Members are not required to pay membership renewal fees. 

Listen to our webinar! FTS regime enhanced by 5-year METC renewal
PDAC hosted its first Live webinar for members on November 29. The presentation “Make Flow-through financing work for you: Practical tips for the deal and beyond” provided insight into Flow-through Shares (FTS), an innovative financing tool that helped pave the way for some of Canada’s greatest discoveries. The FTS regime, enhanced by the METC, has played an essential role in attracting investment for exploration companies operating in Canada. Login to your membership profile to view the presentation and hear the recorded webinar and Q&A session!

Happy Holidays
Wishing our members and all of Canada’s mineral exploration and mining community a happy and safe holiday season. Thank you for your ongoing support throughout a memorable 2018. Our office will be closed from December 24 to January 1. Happy New Year!

Human Resource Development
Support students and early career professionals
As part of our commitment to engaging and retaining new talent in the exploration and development sector, PDAC hosts a number of student and early career events during its annual convention. Participation in these events will allow you to profile your company to students and recent graduates at no cost. Learn more
Present your research at the PDAC 2019 Convention
PDAC is pleased to partner with the Mineral Exploration Research Centre, the Goodman School of Mines, Metal Earth, and the Society of Economic Geologists Canada Foundation in sponsoring the 10th Annual Student Minerals Colloquium. One hundred poster presentations highlighting current research on mineral deposits and related studies by students from across North America will be featured. Awards will be presented during the reception. Submit your abstract by January 13. Note: This event is moving to the MTCC South Building!
Convention Travel Fund
To help student groups cover the costs of getting to Toronto for the PDAC Convention, we have set up a travel fund. Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to apply is February 1. Apply today. 
Volunteer at PDAC 2019 Convention
PDAC offers students a unique opportunity to volunteer at the convention in exchange for a complimentary All Access Student Pass, a ticket to a luncheon, food vouchers, volunteer apparel, and a volunteer certificate. More information and the application can be found online. 

PDAC Convention
Events at a Glance
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Job Opportunity
PDAC is looking for an Executive Assistant to join its team. This position is responsible for supporting the administrative functions of the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Submit CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Learn more