This Is Mining: the Podcast Wins Canadian Podcast Award

#ThisIsMining: the Podcast has won best Outstanding Branded Series at PODCAMP TORONTO’s fourth annual CANADIAN PODCAST AWARDS, celebrating outstanding podcasts produced by Canadian podcasters, editors, and producers.  

#ThisIsMining: the Podcast explores stories of human transformation connected to Ontario’s mining industry, STEM-related themes and examples of how mining is today’s technology, tackling the most pressing challenges facing our generation. The podcast takes a deep dive into the province’s abundance of minerals, and how it offers hope for the future and opportunities to make the world a better place.

 “#ThisIsMining: the Podcast exemplifies the wealth of talent we have here in Canada and reflects the unique attitudes, opinions, ideas, values, and creativity of Canadians,” said John Leschinski, Chair of Podcamp Toronto. “We had thousands of votes cast this year from across the country – it’s really an incredible achievement to be selected by your peers in the Canadian podcasting community."

“I’ve learned a lot about Ontario’s mining industry through this series. Nickel, copper, cobalt and gold, might be what we mine here in Ontario, but I’ve learned that the elements that make up the industry go way beyond what’s mined. Science, technology, engineering, math, inclusion and diversity, a sustainable and green future, adventure, a legacy of community building in Ontario – these are the elements of mining,” said #ThisIsMining: the Podcast host, Amber Mac, during her acceptance speech.

Winners were announced Friday, August 27th, 2021 via livestream featuring guest appearances from Canadian podcasting luminaries. Winners received a one-year license from Hindenburg, to their Hindenburg Journalist PRO audio editing software.

The Canadian Podcast Awards were established in 2018 by Podcamp Toronto to showcase the very best in Canadian on-demand digital audio production. The awards feature categories across topic areas such as documentary, politics, arts, and culture. The other nominees for the Outstanding Branded Series category in 2021 were Behind the Breakthrough, Disruptors, Hello Movies, and Jas Takhar Podcast. Past winners include: The BedPost, That’s How I Remember It, Minds of Madness, and The Inadequate Life.

A full list of winner can be found here

About #ThisIsMining: the Podcast:
As part of the Ontario Mining Association’s (OMA) #ThisIsMining campaign, the OMA produced #ThisIsMining: the Podcast in partnership with Amber Mac, an entrepreneur, bestselling author, blogger, keynote speaker, and podcast/TV/radio host. The #ThisIsMining campaign celebrates the OMA’s centennial anniversary in 2020, taking a fresh look at the role of mining in our lives and in our province.
The success of our centennial campaign, and the podcast in particular, is the result of a collaborative effort, and we’d like to thank our partners at Smithcom, Amber Mac and her production team, as well as our Communications and Outreach Committee and its Chair, Yonaniko (Iyo) Grenon, Senior Communications Specialist at Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, a Glencore Company. Their creative drive and leadership have been invaluable. Needless to say, this podcast would also be nothing without the guests, who generously agreed to share their stories with us. Thank you!