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OMA Welcomes Critical Minerals Focus in Throne Speech

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 04:35 PM

The Ontario government is “steadfast in its commitment to a path forward focused on economic growth”, Premier Doug Ford's throne speech asserted, and singled out the “once-in-a-generation” opportunity of “building up home-grown supply chains” – from minerals to manufacturing.

Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell delivered Premier Ford's speech from the throne on August 9, 2022, which marks the start of a new legislative session. The speech said the Progressive Conservative government is working on revitalizing...

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OMA Releases Economic Research Report and Critical Minerals Analysis

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2022 08:00 AM

New studies find that creating a favourable investment climate for mining contributes to significant GDP gains, as opportunities for industry growth have never been greater

On Friday, March 18, 2022, the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) released two reports: The State of the Ontario Mining Sector – Economic Report and Critical Minerals Analysis on the OMA website, which were produced in partnership with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (MNDMNRF)....

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Teachers Go Underground to Unearth Valuable Knowledge

Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:50 AM

Video celebrates unique professional learning program for Canadian educators

After a production delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Mining Association (OMA), along with the Canadian Ecology Centre (CEC) and Mining Matters, has released a new video about its Mineral Resources and Mining Education Tours, celebrating the program’s 10th anniversary, which took place in 2020 – the year of OMA’s centennial.

Since 2010, the OMA has partnered with the Canadian Ecology Centre and Mining...

Patrick Levasseur

Winner of 2021 Tom Peters Memorial Mine Reclamation Bursary Announced

Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:29 AM

The Ontario Mining Association, along with the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association, the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, and Vale are pleased to announce that Patrick Levasseur is the winner of the 2021 Tom Peters Memorial Mine Reclamation Bursary.

Patrick is currently a PhD candidate at Trent University under the supervision of Dr. Shaun Watmough and expects to complete his PhD requirements by May 2022.  He indicates...

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Meet the Miners 2021: Future Forward Mining

Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2021 08:40 AM

On October 27, 2021, the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) held Meet the Miners at Queen’s Park as a dynamic online experience for the second year in a row. Meet the Miners is an annual event at which industry leaders meet with provincial decision-makers to share achievements, and to discuss issues of consequence to the industry and Ontarians. For 43 years, Meet the Miners has offered members of the Legislative Assembly and senior mining executives a platform to build relationships...