THE VOICE OF THE CANADIAN

MINING INDUSTRY SINCE 1935

Welcome to the Mining Association of Canada

Since 1935, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has been the national voice of the Canadian mining industry. Working alongside our members, MAC promotes the industry nationally and internationally.

Promoting the Canadian Mining industry nationally & internationally.

Working alongside our members, MAC promotes the industry nationally and internationally, works with governments on policies affecting the sector and educates the public on the value mining brings to the economy and the daily life of Canadians.

Mining in Canada

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TSM Climate Change Protocol

The purpose of this TSM protocol is to facilitate continual performance improvements in the mining sector related to the management of climate-related risks and opportunities, including associated mitigation and adaptation strategies, target-setting and reporting.

MAC Address to Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

The pandemic impacted all industries to some degree, and Canada’s mining sector was not immune to its effects, but the past 20 months have highlighted the resiliency of our industry in the face of unprecedented challenges.

Towards Sustainable Mining: What is It? ​How We Are Involved?​

The Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative allows mining companies to turn high-level environmental and social commitments into action on the ground. LEARN MORE

The TSM Guiding Principles are backed by a suite of protocols that mining companies measure and publicly report their performance against in the annual TSM Progress Reports. LEARN MORE

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Our Diamonds are a cut above, found in things like:

  • Drill bits
  • Jewellery
  • Polishing powder
  • Knife sharpeners
  • Mining exploration
  • Cement cutting
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Mining Facts

Explore the many contributions of mining in everyday life...

Minerals and metals are the building blocks of the computers and smartphones we rely on, of the vehicles and public transit that get us places, of the buildings where we live and work, and of green technologies that help make the world a more sustainable place.

Latest from Twitter

Our Jansen Project in Saskatchewan, Canada is planned to be the largest potash producing mine in the world, providing a rich source of potassium to keep soils fertile and maximise food production. Potash is essential to modern life. Learn more: https://www.bhp.com/what-we-do/products/potash

The @WorldBank report, Minerals for Climate Action: The Mineral Intensity of the Clean Energy Transition, finds that the production of minerals, like graphite, lithium & cobalt, could increase by ∼500% by 2050 to meet growing demand for clean energy tech https://bit.ly/3qWnp9q

Mined materials, including #metals like #copper, can play an important role in killing bacteria and preventing patients from acquiring infections in hospitals https://bit.ly/3AkVSBu

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