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We are encouraged to see the Government of Canada committing further support for the mineral industry in the Federal Budget 2023 by announcing a 30% cleantech manufacturing tax credit, alongside funds to speed up federal assessments and expand Indigenous engagement. PDAC will focus on how these commitments turn into actions in our advocacy for members, the mineral industry, and for the future of Canada. Read the press release.



Do you know an individual or organization that is an outstanding performer in the mineral exploration and mining industry? You can now see our awards categories and nominate a worthy recipient by August 9. Congratulations to all the PDAC 2023 recipients that were celebrated at the Awards Gala during the Convention. Learn more about their stories.


The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (CMHF) is now accepting nominations for individuals who have shaped Canada’s global leadership in mining, embodied the important role mining plays in Canadian society, and inspired future generations into the industry. To make a nomination, a member organization must be notified by May 1. Learn more about nomination guidelines, categories of achievement and key dates on their website.



This month we celebrated and acknowledged the volunteers of PDAC who are the bedrock of the Association. Visit the industry stories page on our website to learn more about the history of our volunteers and their contribution to PDAC.


Learn more about PDAC committees on our website and check out how to apply for the PDAC mentoring program today.



The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) and PDAC are conducting a survey about Canadian mining and mineral exploration. Let us know your thoughts on the issues and challenges being faced in the minerals sector to help shape the strategic priorities for human resource development in the industry. Participate in the survey for a chance to win an All-Access Pass to #PDAC2024.


Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) returns to Sudbury from May 4-16, where 22 of the top nominated upper-year Canadian post-secondary geoscience students will learn about the extensive variety of careers in the mineral exploration industry and the adventures of being a geoscientist. Glenn Nolan, PDAC Past President and VP Indigenous Enterprises, Ring of Fire Metals will deliver the keynote address at the Welcome Reception, sponsored by Barrick, on May 5 at Dynamic Earth, Sudbury.



KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. PDAC members receive up to 20% off select seats and dates for their Toronto show. Additional discounts of 25% per ticket are available for groups of 10 or more! To purchase tickets, log in to your member account for the promo code and more details.


The Art of Leadership Women is a unique one-day conference that features an empowering lineup of speakers and topics curated to share strategies and insights on the most critical issues facing leaders today. PDAC members receive $50 off each pass, and $100 off each pass for groups of 5 or more. To register, log in to your member account for the promo code and more details.



Are you interested in developing a session for the Capital Markets, Indigenous and/or Sustainability programs at #PDAC2024? The PDAC policy programs offer a platform for case studies, experiential activities and grounded stories that help the industry conscientiously discover and develop deposits of the minerals and metals that make modern life possible. Let us know what topics you would like to see or speak towards. Many opportunities are available.



The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program (FFHPP) has announced the launch of their Wave 3 engagement plan - now available on the Talk Fish Habitat platform. To garner critical feedback and ensure DFO regulations are conducive to our industry, the PDAC Lands and Regulations Committee wants to hear from you! What has been your experience working with the Fisheries Act and/or related regulations? Take our survey today.


During the PDAC 2023 convention, the Canadian Diamond Drillers’ Association (CDDA) launched phase one of Bring It To The Surface, a campaign to highlight mental wellness throughout the mining industry.


We encourage all members to show their support and stay updated on the campaign by taking the pledge today.


The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) recently released an exposure draft of their Sector Standard for Mining. Approved by the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), this is now open for public comment. This a standard for sustainability and/or ESG reporting that will be applicable for organizations whose primary focus lies in: exploration and extraction; support activities for mining; and supply of specialized products and services to mining organizations. The public comment period will remain open until April 30. Learn more.



Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is launching SEDAR+ on June 13 - a new disclosure platform for public issuers in Canada’s capital markets. Register now for key updates and contact Ran Maoz with any system feedback. Visit the CSA website for more information.



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