Awards

For decades, women have contributed to the mining and minerals industry of Canada.  Through leadership, education and innovation, these women have opened doors for more women to participate in one of Canada’s most vital sectors. The Women in Mining Canada Awards are a national awards platform to recognize the achievements of individuals who have made a significant contribution to Canadian mining and/or the inclusion of women in the industry.

Women in Mining Canada Award Programs

Women in Mining Canada Trailblazer Award

The purpose of the award is to bring national recognition to women in mining in Canada.  By honouring these women we hope to draw attention to the important role women have in the industry, share success stories, and encourage more young women to enter our industry.

Women in Mining Canada Indigenous Trailblazer Award

Many Indigenous women have contributed extensively to the development of the mineral industry in Canada. The Indigenous Trailblazer Award recognizes and celebrates these contributions.  The purpose of this award is to bring national recognition to the contribution Indigenous women bring to our industry.

Rick Hutson Memorial Award for Mentorship

Breaking into a new field is a daunting task at best, and the mining world presents numerous complexities.  This awards purpose is to recognize an individual who has elevated, encouraged and empowered women to navigate our industry to success.

Women in Mining Canada Indigenous Student Trailblazer Award

Women in Mining (WIM) Canada wishes to recognize those Indigenous women students who have played a pivotal role in their studies /with other students/ at their school/highlighting the role of Indigenous youth and women in the industry.

Women in Mining Canada Student Trailblazer Award

Women in Mining Canada (WIMC) wishes to recognize those female students who have played a pivotal role in their studies /with other students/ at their school/highlighting the role of women in the industry.

Norah J. ("Nean") Allman, Principal Allman & Associates Corporate Communications - 2019 Trailblazer Award Winner
Mary Caesar, Kaska Dena Elder, Liard First Nation & Member of the Wolf Clan, Watson Lake, Yukon - 2019 Indigenous Traiblazer Award Winner
Gabrielle Samek, Queen's University, Mining Engineering (Graduation 2020) - 2019 Student Trailblazer Award Winner
Prof. Heather Jamieson, Queen's University School of Environmental Studies, Department of Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering - 2019 Rick Hutson Mentorship Award Winner

Did you know Canada’s first woman prospector joined the gold rush in Manitoba in 1913?