Canadian Mining Journal


AWARD: De Beers Canada receives CPRS gold medal

The Victor diamond mine – the first and only in Ontario – is closing after 11 years’ production. (Image: De Beers Canada)

EDMONTON – The Canadian Public Relations Society has released a list of its 2019 Award of Excellence winners – chief among them De Beers Canada.

De Beers won a gold medal for the Canadian Issues/Crisis Management Campaign of the Year. The company was recognized for its work in preparing employees and local communities for the closure of the Victor diamond mine in Ontario.

The same efforts won De Beers a bronze medal in the category of Canadian Internal Communications Campaigns.

The awards are presented for the best work in Canadian public relations and communications.

See a complete list of winners (De Beers was the only mining company) by clicking here or visit