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Posted Wednesday, October 30, 2019

DSC05064On October 29, 2019, the Ontario Mining Association held Meet the Miners at Queen's Park, an annual event at which industry leaders have a chance to meet with provincial policy-makers to share achievements, and to discuss issues of consequence to the industry and Ontarians. Meet the Miners gives members of the Legislative Assembly and senior mining executives a platform to exchange ideas, which help drive progress and strengthen Ontario's mining sector, while delivering real benefits to the peop...

Posted Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Peter XavierExciting changes are underway at the Ontario Mining Association in the lead up to our centennial anniversary in 2020. At our May 29 Annual General Meeting, Peter Xavier was elected the new Chair of the association - the success of which depends on member engagement and strong leadership by the OMA Board of Directors. Peter Xavier, who takes the helm from Duncan Middlemiss, has a proven track record of innovative leadership and commitment to the development of responsible mining in Ontario. H...

Posted Tuesday, June 04, 2019

DSC04543Last week marked the end of the Ontario Mining Association chairmanship for Duncan Middlemiss. On behalf of our 86 member companies, we would like to express our gratitude, and applaud his commitment to fostering a resilient and effective association. Duncan distinguished himself as a judicious leader of our community, always listening to members' concerns and drawing out their valuable contributions. Under his stewardship, our committee leaders were inspired to restructure their work and to...

Posted Thursday, May 30, 2019

sponsorsIn 2020, the Ontario Mining Association (OMA), one of the longest serving trade organizations in Canada, will turn 100 years old. For an organization committed to improving the competitiveness of Ontario's mining industry, while promoting safety and sustainability, the centennial represents an opportunity to take a fresh look at the role of mining in our lives and in our province: the achievements, the people, the progress, the legacy.  On May 28, OMA members and special guests, including commu...

Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2019

ont map word cloudThe Ontario Mining Association (OMA) will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. From the time of the OMA's formation, we have worked constructively with governments and communities of interest to build consensus on issues that matter to our industry and to the people of this province. Collaboration and exchange of ideas have helped our sector to evolve and meet society's changing needs and expectations. The evolution continues, as we strive to improve the competitiveness of Ontario's mining ...

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...