PDAC News April - PDAC 2025 Presenter Opportunities, PDAC's Response to Budget 2024, and MORE! undefined

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Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada



We thanked Minister Freeland for the one-year renewal of the METC just a few weeks ago, and we know a multi-year renewal of the METC, as the government did in 2018, could further boost confidence and investment in Canada’s mineral exploration industry. PDAC will be unwavering in voicing how uniquely Canadian investment incentives like flow-through shares and exploration tax credits must remain well-oiled and ingrained in our financial landscape.





The Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) provides students with exclusive access to a wealth of industry knowledge on various topics and fosters the development of a well-rounded geoscientist. S-IMEW was established in 2007 with the aim of inspiring geoscience students to pursue a career in mineral exploration. We are excited to celebrate the 15th Workshop and express our gratitude to the numerous whose support has made this milestone possible.


Meet the and take a look at their from May 1-16, in Sudbury, Ontario.




On April 23, PDAC hosted an evening of networking at the Sleeping Giant Brewery during the Ontario Prospectors Exploration Showcase (OPES) in Thunder Bay. Over 50 members had an opportunity to meet local PDAC Directors and staff and learn more about the association. PDAC was delighted to receive such a warm welcome at our booth during the OPES and looks forward to future participation.




If you are an Individual or Corporate Member and had an All Access Pass this year, you have exclusive access to from PDAC 2024. From the Opening Ceremonies and four Keynote Program presentations to the Commodities Technical Program and PDAC Programming sessions, this is your opportunity to catch up on some sessions you may have missed! To access these recordings,



PDAC is pleased to offer all members discounted access to Geologize’s training program, that is designed to improve the communication skills of geoscientists, engineers and more. Members can enjoy a 60% discount on lifetime access, normally priced at US$400, for a limited time! to access this exciting offer.



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, for the promo code and more details.




to present and share your knowledge, strategies, new concepts, and case studies! The following program areas are accepting applications:

  • Capital Markets Program
  • Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors (CPFI)
  • Exploration Insights
  • Indigenous Program
  • Short Courses
  • Sustainability Program
  • Technical Program




To support mineral exploration companies in understanding the impact of federal carbon policies on their operations, PDAC developed a web-based GHG emissions calculator, which is designed to capture the majority (over 75%) of GHG emissions produced by a company's exploration stage activities.





Throughout Driving Responsible Exploration’s Environmental Stewardship toolkit, emphasis is placed upon planning for avoidance of adverse impacts wherever possible. Taking account of the potential impacts before initiating an exploration program helps to ensure that exploration professionals leave as light a footprint as possible during their work. Explore the re-branded toolkit .







In response to proposed amendments aimed at increasing compliance with the short selling framework, to express support of these amendments. We also reinforced several recommendations PDAC has offered on short selling that are pertinent to the current consultation, such as instituting an alternative uptick rule.



By May 31st, certain entities in Canada are obligated to submit reports to Public Safety Canada detailing their efforts to combat forced and child labour in their supply chains. If you're unsure if your company is affected or what is required in the report, we recommend watching . This will provide you with a baseline of information to comply with the government's regulations.



PDAC addressed a written submission to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Health on the Right to a Healthy Environment in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act Implementation Framework discussion document. PDAC seeks an evidence-based approach to healthy environments that recognizes industrial activity can occur within established standards. Read our submission .