MRO Magazine

Investment in mining literacy for young Canadians


An investment of $22,500 for the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), was announced by the Government of Canada.

This grant will help CIM develop a program that will raise awareness of the benefits and importance of mining in a low-carbon economy and drive innovation for the minerals and metals industry.

“Minerals and metals are essential to lowering emissions and to building our net-zero future,” said Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister, Natural Resources. “Investing in mineral literacy is investing in our youth and the future talent of the mining sector.”

CIM is working with Science North to create an educational digital game to promote mineral literacy among young Canadians and encourage future participation in the industry. The second phase of the project will design and develop a pan-Canadian, multi-media mining exhibit called Our Earth’s Riches. CIM and Science North are each contributing an additional $500,000.

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“The success of the mining industry depends on ensuring that communities can participate in the mineral development cycle, from pre-exploration to post-mine closure,” said Marc Garneau, Minister, Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount. “Supporting communities with the knowledge and educational tools they need to make informed decisions and understand the contribution of the mining sector, especially in a low-carbon economy, is critical.”