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Critical Mineral Discussion Paper


At the PDAC 2022 Convention, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, opened the consultation on Canada’s Critical Mineral Strategy: Discussion Paper. PDAC responded to its nine questions and focused on the importance of critical minerals to the transition to a low-carbon future and Canada’s potential as a global leader in responsible production and processing of these minerals. as well as


PDAC 2023 Awards now closed


Thank you to everyone who nominated! We received a great number of submissions and look forward to revealing the recipients later this year. In the meantime, check out the stories of our . And, if you missed out this year, remember that 2024 nominations open in May 2023.


Join the industry's leading voice


We need enthusiastic and proactive professionals to join our Convention Team. Take a look at the range of available opportunities and ! Visit our to learn more about the various elements of PDAC and with any questions.


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


What does September 30 mean to those within a community? Glenn Nolan, former Chief of Missanabie Cree First Nation, PDAC’s first Indigenous President and current member of the PDAC Indigenous Affairs and Awards Committees, considered this during its inauguration in 2021. to learn his hopes for future generations.


Field trip funding for Canadian geoscience students


PDAC is committed to supporting opportunities for students to experience different aspects of their studies in the geosciences. Applications for field trip funding from Canadian post-secondary institutions opens on October 1.

Is your business struggling to find great hires?


Challenge Factory’s free, online training program helps small to medium-sized businesses fill critical HR and hiring gaps by providing tools to retain great staff, including Canada’s military Veterans. Space is limited to 40 business owners and participants earn a Veteran Ready Employer Micro-Credential. Contact or


Social Impact Report now available


We are thrilled to share the launch of our Social Impact of Mineral Development Projects in Indigenous Communities study. This report outlines strategies for companies to improve, mitigate and manage social impacts made on host communities during mineral development.


International Mines Ministers Summit (IMMS)


On June 14, PDAC, along with the World Economic Forum and Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, hosted the 7th annual IMMS, bringing together 20 international ministers responsible for mining, along with representatives from industry and civil society, to discuss Getting to net zero: the mining industry’s roles in reducing global emissions. A report summarizing the summit in English, French and Spanish .


Mark your calendars, renewals coming soon


Starting October 12, all individual and corporate members can renew membership for 2023. Be sure to renew by December 31 to take advantage of the discounted Core rate of $90.48. Don’t forget that you can for up to three years to lock-in the current rate. Questions?

Do you know someone who could be a PDAC member?


A growing and engaged membership is critical to our association and so we are pleased to announce our will launch with membership renewals in the fall. Members who refer new individuals and companies will be entered into monthly prize draws and be eligible for points-based rewards at the end of the year. Stay tuned!

Join the PDAC Board of Directors


The Board is responsible for the overall governance and stewardship of PDAC and represents the full spectrum of professions making up the minerals industry. A Board with diverse perspectives and a broad range of experience provides value to an association, so we . Nominations close November 15.


PDAC responds to consultation on NI 43-101


In our response to a public consultation paper published by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) on April 14, PDAC recognized the need for a periodic review of NI 43-101. We also emphasized the importance of keeping the report grounded solely within the technical realm, maintaining the PEA as a viable document, and improving SEDAR to enable better access of information and benchmarking of mineral projects.



The Government of Ontario tabled their 2022 Budget in August, which includes $12 million to extend the Ontario Junior Exploration Program (OJEP) for an additional two years and creates a Critical Minerals Stream for OJEP with an additional $4 million per year for three years.




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