Diversity & Inclusion

In 2016, the mineral sector employed 403,000 individuals in Canada, accounting for roughly 1 in 45 Canadian jobs. While women account for 48% of the Canadian workforce, they comprise only 16% of Canada’s mineral labour force. Bridging the gender gap in the mineral industry is critical to address the labour force, financial, health and safety, and longevity issues faced under the current industry climate. From the boardroom to the project site, the mineral industry has a role to play in improving gender equality in both Canada and abroad.

While diversity and inclusion are broad topics, the mineral industry has a unique opportunity to be a leader in gender diversity and inclusion. PDAC is thus committed to advancing gender diversity and inclusion within the mineral industry through various initiatives and projects.

To inform its work on diversity and inclusion, PDAC established a Diversity and Inclusion Working Group in 2018.

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Gender Diversity and Inclusion: A Guide for Explorers

PDAC’s guidance serves as a primer for organizations wishing to start improving gender diversity and inclusion.

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Additional Tools and Resources

Access information on other tools and resources for improving your gender diversity and inclusion. 

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Stories from the Sector

Hear from companies and individuals on their efforts to enhance gender diversity and inclusion in the mineral industry. 

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PDAC Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

Access information about PDAC’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group including a list of our current members.

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