Mining projects announced during National Mining Week
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Five projects were announced to promote mineral literacy and build an inclusive mining industry.
The Government of Canada announced $130,000 funding towards the projects. The funding includes $50,000 to the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada for two projects that delivered geology, engineering, mining and sustainability resource kits to 400 students.
A second investment of $30,000 to the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers supports the delivery of webinars on the mining sequence and procurement opportunities to Indigenous communities in Western Canada.
A third investment of $50,000 funds two projects undertaken by the Mining Industry Human Resources Council to develop a national mining career awareness strategy and a national stakeholder workshop to engage youth in the mining sector.
“Minerals and metals are essential to lowering emissions and to building our net-zero future. Investing in mineral literacy is investing in our youth and the future talent of the mining sector,” said Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister, Natural Resources.