Our Members


CanmetMining, a division of Natural Resources Canada, is a world class leader in the development and deployment of green mining science and technologies.

Much of CanemtMINING's research is done in partnership with industry, provincial governments, other federal departments, universities and international agencies. These activities cover a broad range of in-house research and contracting-out on a cost-shared, task-shared or cost-recovery basis.

CanmetMINING offers opportunities in many current fields of interest, including R&D consortia, personnel interchanges, simulation software and modelling, technical assessments and field trials, standards, and technology transfer. Clients include mining and mineral processing companies, environmental and engineering consultants, and government agencies.

CanmetMining conducts R&D on a wide range of processes and technologies involved in extracting ore from the ground and transforming it into a concentrate, mineral product or metal. Research activities include the development and assessment of long-term, scientifically sound and sustainable options for the disposal, management and rehabilitation of mine wastes, including tailings, waste rock and treatment sludge as well as the improvement of mine workers' health and safety.

Website: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/mining-materials/mining

Glencore - Kidd Operations

Glencore Xstrata is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and is one of the biggest companies within the FTSE 100 Index. The Group’s industrial and marketing activities are supported by a global network of more than 90 offices located in over 50 countries. Our diversified operations comprise of over 150 mining and metallurgical sites, offshore oil production assets, farms and agricultural facilities. We employ approximately 190,000 people, including contractors.

The combination of a leading integrated producer and marketer of commodities with a leading portfolio of industrial assets enables us to capture value at every stage of the supply chain from sourcing raw materials deep underground to delivering products to an international customer base.

We are a major producer and marketer of over 90 commodities that are transformed into products used in everyday life, such as mobile phones, bicycles, cutlery, plastics and electricity, to customers in industries ranging from automotive to food processing and power.

Our company is structured into three distinct business segments:

  • Metals and Minerals: focusing on copper, nickel, zinc/lead, alloys, alumina/aluminium and iron ore. We have interests in both controlled and non-controlled industrial assets that include mining, smelting, refining and warehousing operations;
  • Energy Products: focusing on oil  and coal. Our Energy Products businesses include controlled and non-controlled coal mining and oil production operations and investments in strategic handling, storage and freight equipment and facilities; and
  • Agricultural Products: focusing on grains, oils/oilseeds, cotton and sugar. Our Agricultural Products group is supported by both controlled and non-controlled storage, handling and processing facilities in strategic locations.


Website: http://www.glencorexstrata.com/

Glencore Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations

Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations consist of underground mines, a mill and a smelter. The Company has been mining nickel-copper ores in the Sudbury area of northern Ontario, Canada, since 1929. The facilities are spread throughout the 60 kilometre-long, oval-shaped geological formation known as the Sudbury basin.

Nickel and copper are the primary metals but cobalt and precious metals, such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium are also produced.

Website: http://www.xstratanickelsudbury.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx

Golder Associates

Golder Associates is a respected, employee-owned, global company providing consulting, design, and construction services in earth, environment, and related areas of energy. Our purpose, "Engineering Earth's Development, Preserving Earth's Integrity", demonstrates our commitment to service and technical excellence and sustainability.

Website: http://www.golder.com

KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.

We are a global producer of copper and silver with over 50 years of experience. Our objective is to join the group of large global copper producers with an output of about 700 thousand tons of copper annually while respecting business ethics, environmental protection and corporate social responsibility. 

Website: http://www.kghm.pl


The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology Inc. (NORCAT) is a not-for-profit, non-share incorporated company based in Sudbury, Ontario Canada.

For over a decade NORCAT has been a leader in occupational health and safety training, mine training, technology innovation and commercialization.

Website: http://www.norcat.org/

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto started celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games early as the official supplier of the metals for the 4,700 gold, silver and bronze medals. We sourced the metals from mines on opposite sides of the globe - from our Kennecott Utah Copper mine near Salt Lake City, US, and from our Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia. In taking metals from mine to medals we did what we do on a daily basis, year in and year out. We extract metals and minerals taking them from the earth to the world: from our mines where they are produced and processed, to customers who transform them into things people rely on in their everyday lives.

Website: http://www.riotinto.com

SRK Canada

SRK (North America) is part of the international SRK Group, which provides focused advice and solutions to mainly mining clients. Our services extend from exploration to mine closure. Formed in 1978, we employ nearly 300 professionals in 12 offices across Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

Website: SRK Consulting

The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI)

The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) directs and coordinates step-change innovation in the areas of exploration, deep mining, integrated mine engineering, environment and sustainability for the metal mining industry. With a seasoned team of program directors, CEMI identifies, assesses and manages industry-driven applied research & development projects that extend from geology and engineering to include the natural sciences. We recognize innovation is a three-phase process: research, development and implementation (R&D, I). With implementation, we routinely turn innovative ideas into best practices.

Website: http://www.miningexcellence.ca/


Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Vale's Base Metals business sets standards of excellence in mining, processing and the marketing of metal products. With a goal to grow base metals production for the world, responsibly, Vale Base metals employs over 12,000 people at operations in Canada, the United States, Indonesia, Asia, New Caledonia, United Kingdom and Brazil.

Website: http://www.vale.com