PDAC News May - 2022 Annual Report release, Critical Minerals: 101, #SIMEW2023 and more! undefined

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During the week of May 8 PDAC took part in Natural Resource Canada’s annual Mineral Outlook Dialogue. Made up of a series of virtual presentations and an in person seminar on Thursday, PDAC was able to provide commentary directly to government on a host of issues currently facing industry, most notable critical minerals. PDAC’s President, Raymond Goldie, provided opening remarks in Ottawa on the 11th to an enthusiastic crowd. Learn more about PDAC's advocacy work.



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.



PDAC's Annual Report is now available. This issue features all of the association's activities and achievements from the past year, along with in-depth stories on the exploration and development sector.


Read about a year of accomplishment and change, including the direction of our next Five-Year Strategic Plan.



The term has become ubiquitous in Canadian and global news, but for those outside the mineral industry, it may not be clear what that means. PDAC has just released ‘Canada’s Critical Minerals: 101’ to answer some key questions, explore the Association's involvement in national initiatives and highlight what the government is doing to develop these mineral value chains. Read it now and contact us to learn more.



The Mining Industry Human Resources Council and PDAC are conducting a survey about Canadian mineral exploration and mining. Share your thoughts on the challenges faced by the minerals sector to help shape the strategic priorities for human resource development in the industry. Participate in the survey by May 31 for a chance to win an All-Access Pass to #PDAC2024.


Thank you to all the incredible students, sponsors, speakers and industry volunteers who contributed to the success of #SIMEW2023. The top 22 nominated Canadian post-secondary geoscience students came together in Sudbury, Ontario from May 3-16 to learn about the breadth of careers in the mineral industry. Students were exposed to the technical and business perspectives of mineral exploration by hands-on learning and interaction with over 80 industry professionals. Learn more about PDAC's work with students and early career professionals.



Mark your calendars, corporate membership is opening with exhibit renewals on June 20. Corporate members enjoy a variety of benefits, including access to an ever-expanding network of industry professionals and educational opportunities, plus discounted rates on exhibit booths at the PDAC Convention. Companies are also eligible to participate in our new member referral program for a chance to win great prizes, including a booth at #PDAC2024!


PDAC partners with experienced brokers to offer three member-exclusive tailored insurance programs. Affordable and customizable, our offerings for Consultants, Mining Contractors, and Group Benefits provide insurance solutions across the mineral exploration industry. Contact our insurance partners today to get a free no-obligation quote.


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.


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.




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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