Visit the Ontario Booth at PDAC 2021

Mines and Minerals Division: 
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Ontario is Open for Business at the 2021 PDAC convention.

Talk to our team of mineral exploration, mining and business experts, explore Ontario’s geological resources, and attend one of our informative seminars listed below.

Ontario Exhibit Booth Seminar Schedule

Drop in (virtually) to our booth to hear more about the advantages of doing business in Ontario.

All seminars will take place on Zoom and will require registration (at no cost).

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Please note that all programming is in Eastern Standard Time (EST) and all seminars will be made available as a recording after the conference.

Time

Topic

Presenter

Location

9:00am-5:00pm EST

Chat with our staff at the Ontario Booth!

Ontario Booth Staff

Ontario Booth

10:00am-11:00am

The Mining Sequence Explained and the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines’ Permitting Process

Scott Burgess, Northwest Regional Manager, Mineral Exploration and Development Section, Mineral Development Branch

Zoom

1:00pm-1:30pm EST

NOHFC Presentation

Pierre Seguin, Northern Development Advisor, Regional Economic Development Branch

Zoom

3:00pm-3:45pm EST

Modernizing Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Program

Annamaria Cross, Director, Environmental Assessment

Ross Lashbrook, Manager, Environmental Assessment Support

Zoom

 

4:00pm-5:15pm EST

 

An Industry Leadership Panel to Promote Investment in Ontario’s Mining Sector

Minister Greg Rickford

Don Duval, CEO, NORCAT

Jake Klein, Executive Chairman, Evolution Mining

Tony Makuch, President and CEO, Kirkland Lake Gold

John Mullally, Country Manager, Newmont

Zoom

 

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Please note that all programming is in Eastern Standard Time (EST) and all seminars will be made available as a recording after the conference.

Time

Topic

Presenter

Location

9:00am-5:00pm EST

Chat with our staff at the Ontario Booth!

Ontario Booth Staff

Ontario Booth

9:30am-10:30am EST

Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) Demonstrations: Navigating the MLAS Map Viewer and Assessment Work Reporting

Patrick Brown, Team Lead GIS & Land Information, Information and Lands Branch

Lucille Jerome, Assessment Team Lead, Information and Lands Branch

Zoom

10:45am-11:15am EST

Recommendations for Exploration

Zeinab Azadbakht, Regional Resident Geologist - Timmins, Resident Geologist Program, Ontario Geological Survey

Zoom

11:30am-12:30pm EST

Ontario Geological Survey Student Information Session

Bronwyn Azar, Precambrian Geoscientist, Ontario Geological Survey

Kayla Dell, Surficial Geochemist, Ontario Geological Survey

Zoom

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST

NOHFC Presentation

Pierre Seguin, Northern Development Advisor, Regional Economic Development Branch

Zoom

2:00pm-2:30pm EST

OGSFocus: A new OGSEarth Layer to Quantify and Highlight OGS Mineral Exploration Data Sets

Robert Cundari, Northwest Regional Manager, Resident Geologist Program, Ontario Geological Survey

Zoom

2:45pm-3:15pm EST

Mine Rehabilitation: Kam Kotia and Rond Lake

Marc Stewart, Senior Manager, Rehabilitation Section, Mineral Development Branch

Stephanie Rocca, Mine Rehabilitation Program Coordinator, Rehabilitation Section, Mineral Development Branch

Zoom

3:30pm-4:00pm EST

Proposed Closure Plan Amendment Review Process in 45 Days

Clara Lauziere, Northeast Regional Manager, Mineral Exploration and Development Section, Mineral Development Branch

Zoom

 

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Please note that all programming is in Eastern Standard Time (EST) and all seminars will be made available as a recording after the conference.

Time

Topic

Presenter

Location

9:00am-5:00pm EST

Chat with our staff at the Ontario Booth!

Ontario Booth Staff

Ontario Booth

9:30am-10:00am EST

OGSFocus: A new OGSEarth Layer to Quantify and Highlight OGS Mineral Exploration Data Sets

Robert Cundari, Northwest Regional Manager, Resident Geologist Program, Ontario Geological Survey

Zoom

10:15am-11:15am EST

Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) Demonstrations: Navigating the MLAS Map Viewer and Assessment Work Reporting

Patrick Brown, Team Lead GIS & Land Information, Information and Lands Branch

Lucille Jerome, Assessment Team Lead, Information and Lands Branch

Zoom

11:00am EST

Minister Rickford to make an announcement

Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, is pleased to invite you to join him for a virtual announcement about critical minerals in Ontario.

Minister Greg Rickford

Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Trent Mell, President and CEO, First Cobalt Corporation

Michael Fox, President, Indigenous Community Engagement (ICE)

Trevor Walker, President and CEO of Frontier Lithium

Zoom

11:30am-12:15pm EST

The Mining Sequence Explained and the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines’ Permitting Process

Scott Burgess, Northwest Regional Manager, Mineral Exploration and Development Section, Mineral Development Branch

Zoom

1:00-2:00pm EST

Critical Minerals Industry Spotlight

John Mason, Economic Development Commission of Thunder Bay

Project presentations by: First Cobalt, NioBay Metals, Northern Graphite Corp., Rock Tech

Zoom

2:30pm-3:00pm EST

NOHFC Presentation

Pierre Seguin, Northern Development Advisor, Regional Economic Development Branch

Zoom

3:15pm-3:45pm EST

Mine Rehabilitation: Kam Kotia and Rond Lake

Marc Stewart, Senior Manager, Rehabilitation Section, Mineral Development Branch

Stephanie Rocca, Mine Rehabilitation Program Coordinator, Rehabilitation Section, Mineral Development Branch

Zoom

 

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Please note that all programming is in Eastern Standard Time (EST) and all seminars will be made available as a recording after the conference.

Time

Topic

Presenter

Location

9:00am-5:00pm EST

Chat with our staff at the Ontario Booth!

Ontario Booth Staff

Ontario Booth

9:30am-10:30am EST

Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) Demonstrations: Navigating the MLAS Map Viewer and Assessment Work Reporting

Patrick Brown, Team Lead GIS & Land Information, Information and Lands Branch

Lucille Jerome, Assessment Team Lead, Information and Lands Branch

Zoom

10:45am-11:15am EST

OGSFocus: A new OGSEarth Layer to Quantify and Highlight OGS Mineral Exploration Data Sets

Robert Cundari, Northwest Regional Manager, Resident Geologist Program, Ontario Geological Survey

Zoom

11:30am-12:00pm EST

Recommendations for Exploration

Laura Mancini, Regional Resident Geologist – Southern Ontario, Resident Geologist Program, Ontario Geological Survey

Zoom

1:30pm-2:00pm EST

Proposed Closure Plan Amendment Review Process in 45 Days

Clara Lauziere, Northeast Regional Manager, Mineral Exploration and Development Section, Mineral Development Branch

Zoom

 

 

 

2:15pm-3:15pm EST

Ontario Geological Survey Student Information Session

Caroline Gordon, Precambrian Geoscientist, Ontario Geological Survey

Frank Brunton, Paleozoic Geoscientist, Ontario Geological Survey

Zoom

 

Resources

Resources from the Ontario Geological Survey including OGSearth and Recommendations for Exploration in Ontario.

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Contact

  • Contact the Energy, Northern Development and Mines team at ENDMVirtualBooth@Ontario.ca to learn more about the long-term strategic advantages of doing business in Ontario.