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.

Previous Events

Member's Webinar
- Small Changes, Big Impact: Enhancing Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Mineral Exploration 

PDAC Sustainability Program
- Gender Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces
- Gender Diversity and Inclusion in a Community Setting

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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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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