PDAC News May - PDAC 2025 Presenter Opportunities, PDAC's Response to Budget 2024, and MORE! undefined
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada



With support from PDAC, hosted a variety of engaging, educational activities at several events this spring. These events included Indspire Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering in Ottawa, Science Rendezvous in Kingston, the Paris Gem and Mineral Show in Paris, the New Brunswick Mining Week celebrations in Fredericton, the Skills Ontario Competition in Toronto, Earth Science for Society in Calgary, the Girls Discover STEM conference in Saskatoon, and the Canada-Wide STEM Fair in Ottawa


One of the standout activities was Mineral Discovery, which gave participants a hands-on experience with the identification methods used by geoscientists. Other activities highlighted the significance of mineral resources in our daily lives, explored potential career opportunities in the mining industry, and encouraged participants to match photos of mining operations with those of reclaimed sites.


These events provided an excellent platform to engage thousands of young people in STEM activities related to rocks, minerals, metals, mineral exploration, and mining.



The 2024 Member Referral Program wraps up on May 31. There’s still time to refer colleagues or friends to join the PDAC and have a chance to win prizes worth up to $3000! To participate in this exciting challenge, and click the referral button.


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain valuable insights from industry leaders! Members with an All Access Pass at #PDAC2024 can view the Keynote Program presentations, the Commodities Technical sessions and more. To access these recordings, to the members portal.



Have you watched the 2024 PDAC Award videos? Learn the inspiring stories behind this year's award recipients: John Burzynski and the Osisko Mining Inc. Exploration Team; Wabun Tribal Council; O3 Mining;

The Lundin Group Vicuña Exploration Team; John McConnell and the Victoria Gold Team.


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We are excited to share that our PDAC 2025 Awards nominations are now open. 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 .



The Canadian Mineral Exploration Environment, Health & Safety Survey is still open! If you are an EH&S leader in your association, consider to contribute your input to a collection of data that has aided in making exploration safer over the past two decades. For any questions on the survey, contact: [email protected].



As the field season ramps up in many parts of the country, it is a particularly important time to reinforce and continually review safety principles. PDAC’s Field Safety Pocket Guide, designed to condense essential safety guidelines for exploration in an accessible format, is available in English, French and Spanish . If you wish to print the Pocket Guide for your team, contact us for a copy of a pre-designed printing proof.



Read through Driving Responsible Exploration's Social Responsibility Toolkit to prepare for community due diligence and how to establish a management system to support your commitments. Early preparation allows your project to be ready to address risks before they arise. .



On May 31st, reports to Public Safety Canada detailing an entities efforts to combat forced and child labour in their supply chain are due. If you're unsure if your company is affected or what is required in the report, we recommend watching our informational video and related guidance .



The Geological Survey of Canada’s latest Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI) update highlights research progress with implications for precious and critical mineral exploration. .