February 21, 2018
  CIM Magazine - Standards Column
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Industry Associations
Alberta Chamber of Resources The Alberta Chamber of Resources continues to expand the collaborative efforts within Alberta’s resource industries. ACR’s hallmark is to offer solutions and seek balance to ensure the orderly development of Canadian resources.
Association minière du Québec (AMQ) The provincial association of the mining industry in Quebec.
Association of Mining Municipalities of Ontario Organizes a coordinated mining municipality position on issues of common concern, and lobbies the two senior levels of government, and particularly the Province, to adopt recommended changes in Ontario.
Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia Supports and promotes the mineral exploration community and related services in the province and territory.
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) The CIM's mission is to provide leadership, quality services, and value to CIM members through technical forums, publications, professional and social networking opportunities, continuing education, and recognition of excellence programs.
Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization (CAMIRO) Formed by a group of mining companies to promote and manage collaborative research
Geoscientists Canada Professional geoscientist are required as part of their licensure to make it their business to be aware of and adhere to any standards or guidelines that might exist that would affect practice they may undertake in any jurisdiction or territory in Canada.
Mining Association of British Columbia Speaks on behalf of mineral producers in British Columbia, the major component of a $4 billion industry. In doing so, it has come to be regarded as the predominant voice of mining in the province.
Mining Association of Canada (MAC) Promoting, through the collective action of members, the growth and development of Canada's mining and mineral-processing industry, for the benefit of all Canadians.
Mining Works for Canada A national public affairs program whose goal is to facilitate the profitable growth and development of the mining industry by enhancing the industry's reputation with key federal decision-makers.
New Brunswick Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Promoting, educating, and representing the interests of New Brunswick prospectors.
Northwest Mining Association A regional association representing members’ interests throughout the United States and Canada, and facilitating their global interests.
Northwest Territories & Nunavut Chamber of Mines The voice of the Northern mining and exploration industry, its goals are to promote the industry and the North to Northerners, Canadians, and the world at large, and to speak out on industry concerns and issues.
Northwest Territories Region Mineral Resources Directorate Administered by the Canadian department of Indian and Northern Affairs, provides information on the geology and geoscience in the Territories.
Ontario Mining Association (OMA) Representing the mining industry in the province of Ontario.
Prospectors Association of Nova Scotia Promoting, educating and representing the interests of Nova Scotia prospectors.
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) The PDAC exists to protect and promote the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration sector and to ensure a robust mining industry in Canada. The PDAC will encourage the highest standards of technical, environmental, safety and social practices in Canada and internationally. 
The Northern Prospectors Association An association of various members of the mining exploration community; most members are prospectors and geologists who work in the Kirkland Lake area.
Yukon Chamber of Mines Representing the full spectrum of exploration and mining activities in the Yukon, promoting responsible and prosperous exploration and mining industries in the Yukon, and representing the interests of the mining industry.
Yukon Mine Training Association The Yukon Mine Training Association (YMTA) is a partnership between the Yukon's mining- and resource-related industries and First Nations. The YMTA also ensures that safety training is developed and delivered, meeting industry standards.