Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada



PDAC's Jeff Killeen, Director of Policy & Programs, appeared before the Standing Committee on Industry and Technology this month to discuss the sourcing and processing of critical minerals in Canada. to PDAC's contribution to this discussion from 13:26:10.



In recognition of this year’s theme of ‘February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day’, we interviewed PDAC Director and 2022 Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Keith N. Spence. Learn more about Keith’s experiences and his advice for those considering a career in the mineral exploration and mining industry .



We are searching for a motivated, highly-organized and experienced Publications Editor & Designer to lead the planning and execution of CORE Magazine, our flagship publication that is released three times per year (winter, summer, fall), and Annual Report. Both publications are digital only. The right candidate will bring a wealth of fresh ideas to the table and has a knack for identifying angles that stand out from the crowd.



Canada’s Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA) Network has announced a Pan-Canadian call for proposals for the development of innovative clean technologies in the mining sector. about the funding available and apply before March 7.



Congratulations to Benjamin Neil of the University of Alberta, this year’s recipient of the Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award. For his PhD, Ben is investigating the Archean to Paleoproterozoic tectono-magmatic evolution of the western Rae craton in the Nonacho Lake area of the southeastern Northwest Territories. .



Congratulations to Lori Manoukian, McGill University and Adan Olivares Castro, Queen’s University. Lori received the Innovation in Environmental Performance bursary for her project goal of reducing negative impacts of phosphate rock mining and processing. Adan received the Innovation in Social Performance bursary for research that seeks to understand the reasons mining companies misinterpret Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) and Inuit worldviews, using the example of the Mary River Iron Ore (MRIO) mine expansion proposal.



Join us on March 2 for a conversation with Hannah Cavallin, Project Geologist, Yamana Gold, and Francis Hainstock, Contract Geologist. Both speakers will share their unconventional career paths, experiences and lessons learned along the way. This free event includes a live Q&A from the audience and takes place at 7 p.m. EST.


Have you considered the untapped talent of Canada’s military veterans? Join Challenge Factory’s National Hiring Project and gain access to free hiring tools while contributing to the success of veterans. Your participation will be promoted across Canada, and you’ll have two chances to win a gratitude gift worth $2,500 or $549. or email .



Check out our Caribou Management Strategies: Best Practices for the Mineral Industry for tactics to mitigate the potential impacts of exploration and mining activity on caribou populations. The report includes recommendations for governments, communities and industry to work together to develop evidence-based caribou conservation policies.



Type and quality of deposit, commodity, size, and location are all criteria that determine whether a mineral prospect has a chance of becoming an economic deposit, but what other variables play a role in the decision-making of mining companies when considering the acquisition of a target company? on March 3, 12-1 p.m. (EST) as Charlie Greig, Glenn Mullan and Alexandria Marcotte discuss what makes an exploration company attractive for acquisition.


On behalf of the PDAC Board of Directors, we invite all members to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) taking place online on March 22, 12 p.m. (EST). Members must register to attend.


More information is available on our . We look forward to having you join us!


Our members are what makes PDAC successful! Individual members enjoy substantial discounts on registration and short courses, access to specialty , free member-only , and more.


We’ve made it easy. Renew your membership and register for the convention at the same time. to renew or become a new individual member today!




We’re excited to deliver another outstanding lineup of , , investment opportunities, and . Register now to take advantage of our before May 27.



In partnership with AMEBC and the Canadian Diamond Drilling Association, PDAC’s annual Health & Safety Report continues to inspire the development of safety workshops and initiatives by each association. for a snapshot of leading indicators related to environment, health and safety, and incidents throughout the year.



In response to Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) newly proposed instrument, NI 51-107 Disclosure of Climate-related matters, PDAC emphasized how the proposed instrument must include streamlined reporting for venture issuers and lead to broader recognition of issuers by widely recognized ESG rating agencies. .


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