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Posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Atlas Copco tourThe Ontario Mining Association (OMA) continues to collaborate with Mining Matters and the Canadian Ecology Centre to help Ontario educators gain a better perspective on the mineral industry through its support of Teacher Mining Tours (TMT). Since its inception in 2010, this professional development program has engaged hundreds of teachers, allowing them to connect newly-acquired knowledge to professional practice. With content of the tours continually revised in response to the feedback of parti...

Posted Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tom Peters Award_AgnicoThe Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) and Ontario Mining Association (OMA) held the 2017 Ontario Land Reclamation and Rehabilitation Symposium and Field Trip on June 26-28 at the University of Guelph. In its ninth year, this event is dedicated to promoting excellence in a critical aspect of mining - the process of restoring land that has been mined to a natural state or repurposing it for other beneficial uses.  The 2017 symposium...

Posted Thursday, June 29, 2017

earthThe Ontario Mining Association welcomes Ontario government action on reducing electricity costs for some of the biggest job creators in Northern Ontario, including mining companies, to boost their competitiveness and help them continue to grow and benefit society. Ontario's mining sector includes both fully integrated value chain miners and smaller mining companies. In all cases, electricity rate is the key to maximizing the value of our mineral resources, as high power costs serve as a barrier...

Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mined-Logo-LgOn June 14, 2017, three university teams competed in the Ontario Mining Association's inaugural MINED Open Innovation Challenge. The OMA, which represents some of the world's leading resources companies operating in Ontario, is running this competition as part of its innovation agenda, aimed at driving enhanced performance in health and safety (mining with zero harm); environmental protection and energy efficiency (mining with zero carbon and zero waste); and productivity (building global compet...

Posted Monday, June 26, 2017

20170615_214751The Ontario Mining Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Duncan Middlemiss as Chair of our Board of Directors, while Peter Xavier takes on the position of Vice Chair. Both positions were confirmed at the association's Annual General Meeting, which was held on June 15, 2017. The meeting offered an opportunity for OMA members to express their appreciation to outgoing Chair, Marc Lauzier, Mine General Manager at Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines, and applaud his commitment to fostering ...

Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CCS75P-0106-Edit-DownloadGoldcorp's Porcupine operation located in Timmins, Ontario, is one of the world's great gold producing camps and North America's longest continually operating gold mine. In 2016, Porcupine marked its 106th year of continuous mine and mill operations, which produced more than 67 million ounces of gold since production began. That same year, the company announced the identification of a gold mineral resource of 5.4 million ounces at what is now called the Dome Century Project.  The Century Projec...

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ontario-Mining-Poster---11-by-17-(690px-wide)The Ontario Mining Association has released its newest infographic, developed in collaboration with Workplace Safety North. It depicts a timeline of major developments in occupational health and safety since 1890 until today, while illustrating improvements in workers' personal protective equipment. In seeking continual improvement of our health and safety performance, Ontario miners have made considerable strides, achieving a 96% improvement in lost time injury (LTI) frequency over the past 30...

Posted Friday, January 20, 2017

Mined-Logo-LgThe Ontario Mining Association launched the MINED Open Innovation Challenge on Friday, January 20, 2017. Aimed at solving an industry challenge drawn from OMA member companies' real life mining operation scenarios, the competition is open to students (individuals or teams) enrolled in undergraduate degree programs at one of the following universities: University of Toronto (Lassonde Institute of Mining), Queen's University (Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining) and Laurentian University (Bharti...

Posted Monday, January 16, 2017

safety 1stOn January 12, 2017, Ontario's Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn, was in Sudbury to announce new requirements to improve the health and safety of workers in Ontario mines. Read the press release.  Minister Flynn confirmed that the province's mining industry met its zero fatality objective in 2016. This is a significant achievement, marking yet another step toward achieving zero harm - the top priority for all Ontario miners.  “We are encouraged by this record of continual improvement in he...

Posted Monday, December 05, 2016

committeeAs a member-driven organization, the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) depends on the work of volunteers who serve on our committees. These committees provide a forum for OMA to address an array of critical issues and opportunities facing our community. They are integral to accomplishing the association's goals and ensuring that our strategy matches members' needs.  OMA committees are comprised of individuals who represent a cross-section of the membership, and bring diverse expertise and ideas ...