As the voice of mineral exploration and development in Canada, PDAC works with its members, partners and stakeholders to support a competitive and responsible sector. This involves helping the industry to access the capital, land and skills required to responsibly discover and develop deposits of the minerals and metals that make modern life possible.

To support a competitive and responsible industry, PDAC undertakes a variety of advocacy and member services work.

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Access to Capital

Mineral exploration begins and ends with financing. PDAC undertakes a range of activities to help capital flow into early-stage exploration projects both in Canada and internationally. Our focus is in three main areas.

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Access to Land

Without exploration, there are no discoveries or new mines. Jurisdictions around the world seek to attract exploration investment.We want Canada to regain its status as the top global destination for mineral exploration, a position it lost in 2015 to Australia. 

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Government Affairs

PDAC advocates for governments in Canada to create an enabling environment for companies to responsibly discover and develop mineral deposits.Learn More

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Indigenous Affairs

PDAC consistently raises the bar for the development of positive relationships between companies and Indigenous communities and increasing participation of Indigenous People in the economic opportunities generated by the industry.

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International Affairs

Canadian companies explore and mine around the world in 102 countries, accounting for two-thirds of all mining assets owned by Canadian companies.
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Group of Miners


PDAC is committed to improving the social, environmental and health & safety performance of companies searching for and developing mineral deposits.
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