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Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2021

tom peters The Canadian Land Reclamation Association - Ontario Chapter has announced the winners of the 2020 Tom Peters Memorial Mine Reclamation Industry Award and Student Bursary. The annual awards were established in 2007 to encourage the pursuit of excellence in mine reclamation and to recognize and promote, to the mining industry and environmental community at large, outstanding achievement in the practice of mine reclamation in Ontario. This year's industry prize went to Kirkland Lake Gold's De...

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2020

MTM2020bannerOntario Mining Association's 2020 centennial proved to be a challenging year, which has profoundly changed the way we live and work. Like everyone else, our association has made changes to adapt during this unprecedented period, postponing, rescheduling or moving events online. Thus, on October 28, 2020, our annual Meet the Miners at Queen's Park event was transformed into a digital experience. Meet the Miners is an opportunity for industry leaders to meet with provincial policy-makers to shar...

Posted Monday, March 02, 2020

PDAC announcementThe Ontario Mining Association welcomes the news that the provincial government, Marten Falls First Nation and Webequie First Nation have entered into an agreement to advance planning and development of a proposed Northern Road Link that will provide reliable, all-season road access to mine sites in the Ring of Fire region and connect First Nation communities to Ontario’s provincial highway network. The partnership was announced today by Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Energy, Northern Dev...

Posted Wednesday, October 30, 2019

DSC05064On October 29, 2019, the Ontario Mining Association held Meet the Miners at Queen's Park, an annual event at which industry leaders have a chance to meet with provincial policy-makers to share achievements, and to discuss issues of consequence to the industry and Ontarians. Meet the Miners gives members of the Legislative Assembly and senior mining executives a platform to exchange ideas, which help drive progress and strengthen Ontario's mining sector, while delivering real benefits to the peop...

Posted Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Peter XavierExciting changes are underway at the Ontario Mining Association in the lead up to our centennial anniversary in 2020. At our May 29 Annual General Meeting, Peter Xavier was elected the new Chair of the association - the success of which depends on member engagement and strong leadership by the OMA Board of Directors. Peter Xavier, who takes the helm from Duncan Middlemiss, has a proven track record of innovative leadership and commitment to the development of responsible mining in Ontario. H...

Posted Tuesday, June 04, 2019

DSC04543Last week marked the end of the Ontario Mining Association chairmanship for Duncan Middlemiss. On behalf of our 86 member companies, we would like to express our gratitude, and applaud his commitment to fostering a resilient and effective association. Duncan distinguished himself as a judicious leader of our community, always listening to members' concerns and drawing out their valuable contributions. Under his stewardship, our committee leaders were inspired to restructure their work and to...

Posted Thursday, May 30, 2019

sponsorsIn 2020, the Ontario Mining Association (OMA), one of the longest serving trade organizations in Canada, will turn 100 years old. For an organization committed to improving the competitiveness of Ontario's mining industry, while promoting safety and sustainability, the centennial represents an opportunity to take a fresh look at the role of mining in our lives and in our province: the achievements, the people, the progress, the legacy.  On May 28, OMA members and special guests, including commu...

Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2019

ont map word cloudThe Ontario Mining Association (OMA) will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. From the time of the OMA's formation, we have worked constructively with governments and communities of interest to build consensus on issues that matter to our industry and to the people of this province. Collaboration and exchange of ideas have helped our sector to evolve and meet society's changing needs and expectations. The evolution continues, as we strive to improve the competitiveness of Ontario's mining ...

Posted Thursday, November 01, 2018

2018-OMA-Miners40th-logo-2500px8On October 30, 2018, the Ontario Mining Association celebrated the 40th anniversary of Meet the Miners, an annual event at which industry leaders meet with provincial decision-makers at Queen's Park to share achievements, and to discuss issues of consequence to the industry and Ontarians. Meet the Miners gives provincial policy makers and senior mining executives the opportunity to exchange ideas, so as to continue strengthening Ontario's mining sector, while delivering real benefits to the peop...

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario (WSIB) announced today that they are now over 100 percent funded and are operating without an Unfunded Liability (UFL). The elimination of the UFL has allowed the WSIB to provide Schedule 1 businesses with an average premium rate reduction of 29.8% for 2019. The Ontario Mining Association considers the premium rate reduction to be a sound, significant and positive decision that will promote job creation and investments in improved workpla...