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Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ontario-Mining-Poster---11-by-17-(690px-wide)The Ontario Mining Association has released its newest infographic, developed in collaboration with Workplace Safety North. It depicts a timeline of major developments in occupational health and safety since 1890 until today, while illustrating improvements in workers' personal protective equipment. In seeking continual improvement of our health and safety performance, Ontario miners have made considerable strides, achieving a 96% improvement in lost time injury (LTI) frequency over the past 30...

Posted Friday, January 20, 2017

Mined-Logo-LgThe Ontario Mining Association launched the MINED Open Innovation Challenge on Friday, January 20, 2017. Aimed at solving an industry challenge drawn from OMA member companies' real life mining operation scenarios, the competition is open to students (individuals or teams) enrolled in undergraduate degree programs at one of the following universities: University of Toronto (Lassonde Institute of Mining), Queen's University (Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining) and Laurentian University (Bharti...

Posted Monday, January 16, 2017

safety 1stOn January 12, 2017, Ontario's Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn, was in Sudbury to announce new requirements to improve the health and safety of workers in Ontario mines. Read the press release.  Minister Flynn confirmed that the province's mining industry met its zero fatality objective in 2016. This is a significant achievement, marking yet another step toward achieving zero harm - the top priority for all Ontario miners.  “We are encouraged by this record of continual improvement in he...

Posted Monday, December 05, 2016

committeeAs a member-driven organization, the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) depends on the work of volunteers who serve on our committees. These committees provide a forum for OMA to address an array of critical issues and opportunities facing our community. They are integral to accomplishing the association's goals and ensuring that our strategy matches members' needs.  OMA committees are comprised of individuals who represent a cross-section of the membership, and bring diverse expertise and ideas ...

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2016

MTMEvery year for almost 40 years, mining industry leaders meet with provincial decision-makers at Queen's Park for a full day of events focused on issues that matter to our industry and to the people of Ontario. “Meet the Miners” gives members of the legislature and senior mining executives the opportunity to exchange ideas to continue strengthening Ontario's mining sector, while delivering real benefits to the people in this province. On October 26, 2016, the focus of “Meet th...

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2016

wim logoOn September 10, 2016, the Women in Mining Toronto Branch (WIM) team will  walk 25 kilometres in the OneWalk to Conquer Cancer, a fundraising event benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world. The 16 inspirational women and two men on the WIM team are in the last stages of raising donations, and well on their way to reaching this year's goal of $125,000, once again making them one of the top corporate teams in the walk (see the current...

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2016

klgFrom August 19 to 26, 2016, mine rescue teams from around the globe met in Sudbury, Ontario, for the 10th International Mines Rescue Competition (IMRC), hosted by Workplace Safety North and Ontario Mine Rescue.  Twenty-seven teams representing 13 nations competed in various events including an underground scenario, firefighting, first aid and more, to create a unique opportunity for all to share with and learn from each other. View photos of the teams in action. According to the IMRC, “T...

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2016

13652609_1114463255243016_1547165686_n (3)The first of this year's two planned Teachers' Mining Tours (TMT) was held from July 4 to 8. The Teachers' Mining Tour is a professional development program for educators hosted at the Canadian Ecology Centre (CEC), located near Mattawa, Ontario, and supported by the Ontario Mining Association (OMA). We are grateful to OMA members, who open their doors to offer hands-on learning opportunities to TMT participants - in this case, North American Palladium. The five day program gave participants an...

Posted Thursday, June 02, 2016

SQ5_1196Among the winners, students from:  Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School, Grimsby Cathedral High School, Hamilton Collège Catholique Samuel-Genest, Ottawa Colonel By Secondary School, Gloucester École secondaire Hanmer, Hanmer Malvern C.I., Toronto Marymount Academy, Sudbury Northview Heights Secondary School, North York Riverdale Collegiate, Toronto Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, London St. Augustine Secondary School, Brampton St. David C.S.S., Waterloo St. Mary's High School, Kitch...

Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016

hemlo awardBarrick Gold's Hemlo mine, which runs underground and open pit operations in northern Ontario, has been recognized by Canada's Department of Natural Resources for its innovative energy conservation program. Excellence in energy efficiency was celebrated during the May 17-18 Energy Summit, hosted in Niagara Falls by the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC), through Natural Resources Canada and the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium. The summit is Canada's foremost event d...