Events

Holiday Party – Wine & Networking
Hosted by: Women in Mining Toronto
Date & time: December 7, 2022 @6PM ET
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Women in Mining Toronto invites you to their annual Holiday Party on December 7th, 2022 at the EY Tower. Wine and appetizers will be served.

Mining for Diversity (PDAC)
Hosted by: Women in Mining Canada
Date & time: TBA

Join us to celebrate our 2023 Trailblazer Award winners at the Mining for Diversity Reception and Awards ceremony at the Prospectors and Developer’s Association of Canada annual convention. Everyone is welcome!

Stay tuned for more details.

Digitalization in Mining North America
Hosted by: Mining Innovation Network
Date & time: June 7-8, 2023
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Digitalization and innovation are set to continue to be a top priority for the mining industry globally. Pushed by various factors such as stricter safety requirements, higher production efficiency and cost-saving targets, cybersecurity, supply, and value chain disruptions, decarbonization targets and much more.

Across the three dedicated conferences, Machine Learning in Mining, Robotics & Automation in Mining, and Electrification in Mining, attendees will gain access to key sessions addressing:

  1. Machine Learning, AI, and Data
  2. Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Connectivity
  3. Automation and Remote Mining Operations
  4. Robotics and Machinery Innovation
  5. Efficiency Across the Mining Value Chain
  6. Electrification of Mine Equipment
  7. Decarbonisation and Technologies for a Net Zero future
  8. Mine Design and Predictive Maintenance

Women in Mining Reception (CIM Convention and Expo)
Hosted by: Women in Mining Montreal
Date & time: TBA
Location: Montréal, Canada

Join Women in Mining Montréal for networking at the CIM Convention and Expo in May 2023. More details to come.

Past Events

November Secotr: Exploration and Production Geology
Hosted by: Women in Mining University of Toronto
Date & time: November 24, 2022 @5PM ET
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Danica Pascua, UofT alumni and geoscience industry professional, will speak about her experiences working in the exploration and production geology. She will be discussing her career, education and the challenges she has faced working in her sector of the miing industry.

Danica is an Underground Production Geologist with nearly 10 years of experience, currently working up north in Nunavut at Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine Gold Mine. She has worked all over Canada in 6 different gold and copper mining operations in Northern Ontario, Northern Québec, the Yukon and Nunavut. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Toronto nad is fluent in 5 languages, plus conversational in Russian.

Mine and Money London
Hosted by: Mines and Money
Date & time: November 29th – December 1st, 2022
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Mines and Money London brings together investors and mining corporates to connect, learn and do business: benefit from more than a year’s worth of mining global investment strategy in just 2 days.

Mines and Money London brings a renewed focus on in-person networking, and the opportunity to connect online for those investors who cannot travel. Join the event in London or connect via our digital platform from anywhere in the world to experience the premier European forum for mining investment and capital raising.

Mines and Money London, just as you remember it but better!

Mines and Money London is Europe’s largest mining investment event. Welcoming the whole industry – from investors, miners, financiers and beyond. Providing a platform for developing and fostering mining investments and deal-making.

Bringing together mining corporates and qualified investors to participate in 1500+ lucrative meetings and 70+ invaluable networking hours.

Supporting Safe STEM Workplaces – WomanACT & SCWIST
Hosted by: GeoWomen
Date & time: November 17, 2022 @ 12PM MDTember 1st-4th, 2022
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Workplaces are a part of greater social and cultural eco-systems and issues of gender-based and sexual harassment are symptoms of deeply entrenched gender inequalities. While the #MeToo movement has demonstrated that sexual harassment is not an individual, but an institutional problem, workplaces struggle to effectively address the root causes that enable harmful behaviours to persist. Together, WomanACT and SCWIST (the Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology) are wokring in partnership with employers to implement evidence-based solutions to preventing and responding to gender-based and sexual harassment.

Women Geoscientists Canada Fall Summit Virtual Meeting
Hosted by: Women Geoscientists Canada
Date & time: November 4, 2022 @10AM PSTmber 1st-4th, 2022
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Women Geoscientists Canada’s annual Summit (via Zoom) will feature talks on:

  1. “The role of microbes in mine wastewater treatment” by Donya Saghattchi
  2. “Feeling relieved – a roadmap for creating bathroom-positive fieldwork cultue” by M.E. Snyder, M.A. Reynolds, and A.C. Brett-Adams
  3. “We measure what we value: WIM KPI’s” by Júlia Mattioli
  4. “Close encounters of the mineralogy kind” by Anelda van Staden

Mineral Resources Review 2022
Hosted by: CIM Newfoundland and Department of Industry, Energy and TEchnology (IET), Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Date & time: November 1st-4th, 2022
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Mineral Resources Review is a joint venture of the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM NL) and the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology (IET), Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The three-day program will focus on recent and pending developments, emerging projects, and the potential for future investment and discovery. Speakers from Newfoundland and Labrador’s mining, exploration and service and supply sectors, as well as representatives from IET, will provide updates on industry developments.

Events include:

  • Pre-conference short courses
  • Technical sessions with government and industry keynotes
  • Core shack displays
  • Prospectors tent
  • Commercial trade show
  • Procurement session

The Boards Role in Sustainability
Hosted by: Board Ready Women
Date & time: October 18th, 2022
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Board directors everywhere are trying to address the new challenges that environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities present to them. One of the largest is monitoring and measuring performance as it relates to climate change. With new climate-related disclosure regulations and laws rapidly approaching in the US (SEC), Europe and other countries, board directors must learn, and quickly, how and what to measure and track to avoid accusations of greenwashing. Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO of Competent Boards, will guide you through a 2-hour workshop that addresses these challenges and includes case studies to be discussed by attendees.

Helle is an internationally recognized expert on sustainable business practices, with a 30-year record of turning environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks into innovative and profitable business opportunities. She works with many global Fortune 500 board members and executives, as well as smaller companies and investors. Helle has developed a very complete and popular program on ESG for Boards of Directors at a competitive rate so we are very lucky to have her with us to immerse us in some of the key concepts of the program. For more on her complete ESG program click here https://competentboards.com/.

The event will be hosted in-person in Calgary and virtually. In-person tickets are limited so register early! To submit your questions for Helle Bank Jorgensen, please email us at boardreadywomen@gmail.com.

Mines and Money @ IMARC
Hosted by: Mines and Money
Date & time: October 17th-19th, 2022
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As the leading international event series connecting sophisticated investors from around the world with mining company management teams. Mines and Money will leverage off the scale of the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) and bring its unrivalled network of investors to the Melbourne Showgrounds from 17-19 October 2022.

Providing an opportunity for professional investors to meet exciting explorers on the cusp of the next big discovery, near-production development companies and cash generative producers to discuss their next big mining investment.

Recrutement: Entre la relève et l’immigration, des pistes de solution en exploration minière
Hosted by: WIM Québec, WIM Abitibi-Témiscamingue, WIM Montréal, YMP Montréal
Date & time: October 5th, 2022
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Hosted by Manon Rouillier and featuring Chantal Dancose, Joe Kongo, Julie Lesage, Silvia Del Carpio and Xavier Chagnon, there will be a discussionabout recrutment and immigration, and solution pathways in the mining industry.

Recrutement: de la relève à l’immigration, quelles sont les solutions pour l’industrie minière?
Hosted by: WIM Québec
Date & time: September 27th, 2022
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WIM Québec organise un événement de type réseautage en personne, ouvert à tous, qui abordera les enjeux de recrutement de l’industrie minière. Les participants pourront découvrir les différentes pistes de solution pour recourir à la pénurie de main d’œuvre actuelle.

Nous aurons le privilège d’accueillir Marie-Josée H. Bédard, avocate-conseil chez Fasken, Katie Deneault, directrice du service-conseil ressources humaines et développement organisationnel de l’Association Minière du Québec, Cynthia Plante, superviseuse des opérations chez Corem ainsi que Jade Vézina, conseillère en communication et marque employeur chez Rouillier Stratégie Marketing.

L’événement sera animé par Manon Rouillier, présidente du CA de WIM Québec et WIM Abitibi et présidente de Rouillier Stratégie Marketing. Les panélistes partageront leur expérience et leur expertise.

Mine Your Potential 2022
Hosted by: WIM-WIN Saskatchewan
Date & time: September 21st, 2022
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The event will feature a speaker line-up which will allow participants to learn and grow on several different fronts:

  • Mining sector
  • Nuclear sector
  • Personal development for professionals

Shaping the Mining Landscape Using Operational Technology
Hosted by: WIM Toronto
Date & time: September 21st, 2022
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Do you work in Operational Technology in mining? What is that? It’s the same as IT, right? These are some of the questions Kyra Meyer, Director Operational Technology, get when asked about her job at Lundin Mining. In this story-telling time Kyra will share her unexpected journey into mining and how Lundin is transforming its Global Operational Technology path. With more than 20 years of experience in industrial operations, Kyra believes engagement is key to successful implementations and is dedicated to transforming mining operations for a digital and sustainable world.

September Lunch & Learn: Experiences Working Acrossthe Gender Divide
Hosted by: WIM-WIN Saskatchewan
Date & time: September 8, 2022 sign up here

Michelle Gardiner – Head of Project Commercial at BHP Canada. Michelle is also new to womanhood, having transitioned across the gender divide in 2015. She is a champion for Inclusion & Diversity and is able to bring her ‘full self’ to work. Michelle has ‘lived experience’ in working as both a man and a woman in natural resource companies. She will share her perspective on working across the gender divide and highlight how men and woman can work together more effectively in the workplace using with real-life examples from her career to date.

Michelle ‘buys stuff’ for the BHP Jansen Project. She is new to mining, having spent two decades in oil and gas, working around the World on various mega-projects. She now lives in Saskatchewan and is enjoying working in a mining company. She landed her first job in procurement after a short career as a scientist and is constantly surprised that her career turned out the way it has. But she doesn’t regret a moment of it…

5 à 7 Minier
Hosted by: WIM Québec
Date & time: September 7, 2022

Présenté par Fasken et Rouiller Stratégie Marketing. Plus de détails à venir.

Digitilization in Mining North America
Hosted by: Mining Innovation Network
Date & time: August 31st-September 1st, 2022
Location: Hilton Toronto; sign up here

Digitalization in Mining North America is the first summit to cover the three key areas shaping the mining industry’s future regionally and globally – Robotics & Automation, Electrification and Machine Learning. 

Digitalization will reduce costs, improve efficiency, productivity, environmental standards and transform mining processes across the industry. Government and shareholders are putting increasing pressure on the mining sector to meet decarbonization targets and improve safety at mining sites. 

Speakers, sponsors, and delegates will have full access to three conference tracks over two days covering Robotics & Automation, Electrification and Machine Learning – including all presentations, strategic insights, case studies and panel discussions. In addition to the agenda, there will also be an exciting exhibition floor showcasing the latest technology and other essential solutions.

Mine and Money Online Connect
Hosted by: Mines and Money
Date & time: August 30th – September 1st, 2022
Location: Virtual; sign up here

Mines and Money Online Connect brings together miners, investors, financiers, and industry professionals to network, hear market analysis, compare investment opportunities, share knowledge, discuss, debate and most importantly do business, all in a virtual and online format.

The 72-hour event offers senior management teams of mining companies the opportunity to continue to connect and meet face-to-face with carefully qualified investors from institutional funds, private equity groups, family offices and private investors to discuss project updates and share presentations virtually.

Wherever you are working from, you will be able to log in online to listen to keynote presentations, panel discussions and pitch battles. Participate in lucrative video meetings and connect with the leaders of the global mining and investment community without having to leave your home, or your desk.

Mining for Diversity (PDAC)
Hosted by: Women in Mining Canada
Date & time: June 14th, 2022 @ 4PM ET
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 701; register here

Join us to celebrate our 2022 Trailblazer Award winners at the Mining for Diversity Reception and Awards ceremony at the Prospectors and Developer’s Association of Canada annual convention. Anyone can attend, no pre-registration is required.

Lunch & Learn Event: The Art of Communicating Uncertainty
Hosted by: WIM-WIN Saskatchewan
Date & time: June 9th, 2022 @ 12 PM CT
Location: TBC

Details coming soon.

Spring Fling Event
Hosted by: WIM Toronto
Date & time: June 2nd, 2022 @ 5:30-7:30 PM ET
Location: Modus Ristorante, 145 King St W, Toronto, ON, M5H 1J8; register here

Women in Mining Toronto is hosting is Spring Fling event, full of hors-d’oeuvres, refreshments, and networking. Tickets are 25$ for members, and 30$ for the general public.

Spring Fling
Hosted by: WIM Sudbury
Date & time: June 1st, 2022 @ 4:00 PM ET
Location: The Alibi Room (113 Durham St); register here

Women in Mining Sudbury is excited to announce that they will be hosting a “Spring Fling” on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 at the Alibi Room. Join them for an evening of networking and socializing with mining indsutry professionals. The event is generously sponsored by BESTECH and FROSKR.

Summer Cocktail Featuring Lomiko Metals
Hosted by: WIM Montreal
Date & time: May 31st, 2022 @ 5:00 PM ET
Location: Lavalab at SNC-Lavaling; register here

Women in Mining Toronto is hosting a summer cocktail featuring Belinda Labatte and Gordana Slepcev, two women leading the way at Lomiko Metals.

Global Business Leaders in Mining Diversity Conference
Hosted by: Diversity Woman Media
Date & time: May 19th, 2022
Location: Virtual; sign up here

As a business leader in the mining industry, you recognize the importance of gender diversity and acknowledge it promotes innovation, increases sales, and strengthens your bottom line. Yet you are faced with the challenges of recruiting women of all races/ethnicities and backgrounds, in addition to retaining and advancing these women often in environments that are not set up for them to succeed.

This free and virtual conference provides you as leaders with the practical resources and cutting edge methods to become proficient in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women and creating a more diverse and multicultural workplace for all.

Women Get on Board Summit – Disruption in the Board Room: The New Reality of Corporate Governance
Hosted by: Women Get On Board
Date & time: May 18th, 2022
Location: Toronto Board of Trade (77 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON); sign up here

The inaugural Women get On board Summit brings corporate directors, executives, governance professionals and investors together to discuss Disruption in the Boardroom: The New Realities of Corporate Governance.

During the Summit, experts will explore what boards should be thinking about in their oversight, insight and foresight roles in 2022 and beyond.

Speaker include: Helle Bank Jorgensen, Mary Larson, Justine Hendricks, Alyssa Barry, Christine Carson, Heidi Reinhart, Norma Beauchamp, Kim Stangeby, Andrew MacDougall, and wendy Kei.

Indigenous Inclusion: More Than Stakeholder Engagement
Hosted by: Women in Mining Toronto
Date & time: May 18th, 2022 @ 12 PM ET
Location: Virtual; sign up here

Speaker: Beth Borody, Director, Sustainability at New Gold Inc.

Globally, Indigenous voices have been integrated more intentionally into mining practices, but much must be done to ensure the industry understands the impacts it has on Indigenous Rights and Inclusion, and how to strive towards reconciliation.

Having acted extensively in Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada, Beth brings a global worldview to her work. Experienced partnering with Government, Private Sector, and Non-Profits, she connects the dots and develops people-centric solutions to the most pressing ESG issues facing the industry today. Beth has actively worked with Indigenous partners to promote economic inclusion, more diverse supply chains, and to address challenges related to climate action, water management, and reclamation. With strong ties to the communities around her, Beth ensures all voices are heard when making decisions, as understanding people and their stories is an important part of thinking strategically. Beth Borody offers a fresh, new, and innovative voice in mining, and is committed to propelling this industry into the future.

Culture in the Boardroom
Hosted by: Board Ready Women
Date & time: May 16th, 2022 @ 4 PM MT
Location: Hybrid in-person & virtual; sign up here

Different organisations have different boardroom cultures, which can influence decisions-making and the overall company culture. Understanding underlying culture – those unwritten, often even unspoken norms upon which all else is built – is essential to governance success. Panelists Michelle Edkins, Martine Irman, and Hilary Foulkes will be discussing the critical components of a healthy board culture and ideas on how to address challenges in the Boardroom.

Lunch & Learn Event: The Art of Communicating Uncertainty
Hosted by: WIM-WIN Saskatchewan
Date & time: May 12th, 2022 @ 12 PM CT
Location: Virtual; sign up here

During this ‘Eureka Experience’, join Rachelle Brockman as we will interactively explore how communicating with and through uncertainty can be the best defense against polarization and fear. The goal is to see complexity as contagious and uncertainty a gift.

Mines & Money Connect London
Hosted by: Mines and Money
Date & time: May 4th – May 5th, 2022
Location: County Hall, London

Europe’s premier mining investment event, connecting mines with money, and invesotrs with opportunity.

Women in Mining Panel & Reception: Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Mining (CIM)
Hosted by: Women in Mining BC
Date & time: May 3rd, 2022 @ 5PM PT
Location: TBD

This year, the Women in Mining recption includes a panel to kick off the evening of learning and networking. The event will begin with an interactive panel featuring leaders from across Western Canada who will discuss the challenges and succcesses in ED&I and the impact on growth and sustainability across the mining industry.

Panelists for the event include:

  • Cheryl Gray, Vice President, Mining, Finning Canada
  • Crystal Young, President and CEO, McKay Métis Group
  • Nalaine Morin, Lands Director, Tahltan Central Government

Women in Mining: Champions of Change
Hosted by: 6ix
Date & time: April 29th, 2022 @ 11:00 AM ET
Location: Virtual; sign up here

Join Vanessa Pickering, Siloni Waraich, Brenda Dayton, and Anne Lewis as they discuss their experiences in the mining industry and share their stories with attendees, moderated by 6ix’s COO, Bianca Pisciola.

How to Create Brave Trauma Informed Space Towards Jedi
Hosted by: Women in Mining Calgary
Date & time: April 27th, 2022 @ 6 PM MT
Location: Virtual; sign up here

Deanna Burgart, P.Eng, CET (she/her) is a senior instruction in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Teaching Chair – Integrated Indigenous Knowledge in Engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering. She will be giving a talk on how to create brace trauma informed space towards JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Intersectionality) in our workplaces.

De la mine au matériel d’anode carboneutre
Hosted by: Women in Mining Montréal
Date & time: April 27th, 2022 @ 5 PM ET
Location: hybrid in person/virtual (1250 René-Levesque Ouest #2500); sign up here

Martine Paradis and Julie Pauet, MA of Nouveau Monde Graphite will be presenting their process from the mine to carboneutral anode material. It will be offered in a hybrid format, both in-person and virtually. A cocktail will follow the in-person event.

Women in Mining Canada Annual General Assembly
Hosted by: Women in Mining Canada
Date & time: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
Location: online (Zoom)

The Women in Mining Canada Annual General Assembly gathers all Women in Mining Canada members to vote on important matters. These include: approving the yearly audit, approving new organisation bylaws, voting to appoint board members, etc. More details to follow.

Combler l’écart: Le projet Artemis | Addressing the Gap: Artemis Project
Hosted by: Women in Mining Montréal and Laura Mottola
Date & time: Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 @ 12:30 PM ET
Location: online (Zoom)

**This event will be in both French and English

Mining organizations are expanding their equity, diversity and inclusion efforts. In some cases, the industry has attempted to tackle this issue by attracting women from collegial organizations. This is not necessarily a holistic or sustainable approach and will not increase equity across the sector. As well these mandates typically apply to corporate positions and do not address the lack of female representation in the mining supply chain.

Artemis Project offers an alternative approach to this industry challenge. Through our gender-responsive procurement programs, we act as a vehicle for mining organizations to fortify their supply chains in an aggregated fashion with a vetted pool of female entrepreneurs providing a wide range of professional services and products from mine to market.