Canadian Mining Journal



  • Feature

    Preventing and resolving social conflicts

    October 1, 2012 by Marketa D. Evans

    The Office I head up is focussed on preventing and resolving social conflicts between Canadian mining companies overseas and project-affected communities. Our approach is to try to resolve conflicts through “mediated dialogue.”

  • News

    ABORIGINAL RELATIONS: Metanor, Crees sign agreement for Bachelor project

    September 27, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Metanor Resources of Val d’Or, QC, and the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)-Cree Regional Authority, and the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi have signed a socio-economic participation agreement for Metanor’s…

  • News

    NEW WEBSITE: Extractive Sector CSR site refreshed

    September 26, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – The Office of the Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor has a new web presence, offering a more user friendly experience. As well as a fresher design, users will find information on the office’s review process and general interest…

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    ABORIGINAL RELATIONS: Spanish Mountain, Lhtako Dene ink co-operation deal

    September 12, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Spanish Mountain Gold (SMG) and the Lhtako Dene Nation have signed a co-operation agreement covering the Spanish Mountain advanced exploration project near Likely. The agreement addresses the involvement of Lhtako Dene…

  • Feature

    Resolving company and community conflict

    September 1, 2012 by Marketa D. Evans

    As part of our ongoing internal training and capacity building, we’ve been attending training sessions at the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. Since this Institute, and the interesting work it does, is both highly…

  • Feature

    IFC performance standards: A benchmark for CSR

    September 1, 2012 by Michael Torrance

    In May 2009, the Government of Canada established the Office of the Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Counsellor. It also explicitly endorsed the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards on…

  • News

    CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Stornoway completed public hearings on Renard diamond project

    August 30, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Stornoway Diamond Corp. of Montreal has successfully completed public hearings on the Renard diamond project held by the Review Committee established under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. The hearings were held in…

  • News

    ZINC-LEAD DEVELOPMENT: Canadian Zinc, NWT government advance co-operation for Prairie Creek

    August 29, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Canadian Zinc Corp. of Vancouver and the Government of the Northwest Territories continue to co-operate, advancing their August 2011 socio-economic agreement for the development of the Prairie Creek zinc-lead mine…

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    ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS: Kluane First Nation, Prophecy Platinum reach accord on Wellgreen

    August 2, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Prophecy Platinum of Vancouver and the Kluane First Nation have reached a co-operation and benefits agreement for the Wellgreen nickel-copper-PGM project 317 km northwest of Whitehorse. The agreement covers Prophecy’s…

  • Feature

    Plenty of work done, plenty more to do

    August 1, 2012 by Marketa D. Evans

    Recently, an important anniversary passed quietly. Ten years ago, in Toronto, the Global Mining Initiative Conference, a path-breaking global conference on mining and sustainable development, wrapped up. The Conference was the culmination of a…

  • News

    AWARD: Handeni gold chairman named Business for Peace laureate

    July 25, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Dr. Reginald Mengi, non-executive chairman of Handeni Gold, has been elected one of the six Global Business for Peace Foundation laureates for 2012. He was honoured on May 7 in Oslo, Norway, for ethically and creatively using…

  • News

    CSR is nothing new to Cameco

    July 25, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a relatively new area of business for many mining companies around the world, but not for Cameco. In fact, CSR has been a major part of every business plan and project the company has undertaken over the…