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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...

Posted Thursday, September 06, 2018

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 to...

Posted Friday, May 18, 2018

On May 17, 2018, Ontario Mining Association (OMA) members gathered at the Art Gallery of Ontario for a day devoted to thinking creatively about the industry - exploring fresh ideas and talking about technologies that will allow Ontario to lead the world in creating the mine of the future. Following an Annual General Meeting, the OMA Board of Directors joined the broader membership and partners from government and academia at a series of panel discussions devoted to furthering the association's T...

Posted Friday, November 03, 2017

23201659_10155816153414709_1146555578_nEvery year for 39 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 November 1, 2017, the focus of “Meet the Miner...

Posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Atlas Copco tourThe Ontario Mining Association (OMA) continues to collaborate with Mining Matters and the Canadian Ecology Centre to help Ontario educators gain a better perspective on the mineral industry through its support of Teacher Mining Tours (TMT). Since its inception in 2010, this professional development program has engaged hundreds of teachers, allowing them to connect newly-acquired knowledge to professional practice. With content of the tours continually revised in response to the feedback of parti...

Posted Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tom Peters Award_AgnicoThe Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) and Ontario Mining Association (OMA) held the 2017 Ontario Land Reclamation and Rehabilitation Symposium and Field Trip on June 26-28 at the University of Guelph. In its ninth year, this event is dedicated to promoting excellence in a critical aspect of mining - the process of restoring land that has been mined to a natural state or repurposing it for other beneficial uses.  The 2017 symposium...

Posted Thursday, June 29, 2017

earthThe Ontario Mining Association welcomes Ontario government action on reducing electricity costs for some of the biggest job creators in Northern Ontario, including mining companies, to boost their competitiveness and help them continue to grow and benefit society. Ontario's mining sector includes both fully integrated value chain miners and smaller mining companies. In all cases, electricity rate is the key to maximizing the value of our mineral resources, as high power costs serve as a barrier...

Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mined-Logo-LgOn June 14, 2017, three university teams competed in the Ontario Mining Association's inaugural MINED Open Innovation Challenge. The OMA, which represents some of the world's leading resources companies operating in Ontario, is running this competition as part of its innovation agenda, aimed at driving enhanced performance in health and safety (mining with zero harm); environmental protection and energy efficiency (mining with zero carbon and zero waste); and productivity (building global compet...

Posted Monday, June 26, 2017

20170615_214751The Ontario Mining Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Duncan Middlemiss as Chair of our Board of Directors, while Peter Xavier takes on the position of Vice Chair. Both positions were confirmed at the association's Annual General Meeting, which was held on June 15, 2017. The meeting offered an opportunity for OMA members to express their appreciation to outgoing Chair, Marc Lauzier, Mine General Manager at Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines, and applaud his commitment to fostering ...