Responsible Mining

Canada is a Global Leader

Canada is home to a vast array of natural resources and produces more than 60 minerals and metals . Canada has developed a list of 31 minerals considered critical for a sustainable greener economy. Batteries, solar panels and wind turbines rely on large amounts of minerals and to meet a growing demand, one that can only be met through mining.

Mine development is stringent in Canada. Commitment to environmental, social practices through consultation and community engagement, and strong governance is a critical part in every step of a project’s development.

Canada is home to a sustainable and responsible minerals industry that benefits all Canadians. The country is a global leader in mining-related science, technology, social and environmental practices with a clear and predictable regulatory environment, innovative clean technology solutions, and best management practices.

 

Ethical Sourcing…if it can be done ethically and responsibly, then why not here in Canada

Canada supports the production of minerals and metals more responsibly than most of the competing jurisdictions around the world, which matters on a local, and also on a global scale.

Canada provides mineral developers

    • Comprehensive Environmental Regulation, both provincially and federally
    • Comprehensive Labour and Human Rights Protections for workers
    • Pathways to Reconciliation with Indigenous communities

These fundamental protections and pathways to Indigenous reconciliation are important. Mineral developers have a Duty to Consult with Indigenous communities, and these pathways  provide the framework for Canadian resource projects to deliver critical minerals to the highest standards.

Responsible, ethically sourced mineral development drives local economies. Job creation, wages, operating expenses, taxation and royalties provide a direct financial injection to local communities.

Canada’s strong track record for environmental, labour and human rights legislation supports the ethical production of minerals to meet world demand. 

Comprehensive Environmental Regulation

Fisheries Act

(Canada)

Migratory Bird Convention Act

(Canada)

Public Lands Act

(Alberta)

Surface Reclamation Act

(Alberta)

Coal Conservation Act

Land Surface Conservation and Reclamation Act

(Alberta)

Coal Development Policy

Water Act

(Alberta)

Mines and Minerals Act

(Alberta)

Coal Conservation regulation

Explosives Act

(Canada)

Railway Safety Act

(Canada)

Waste Control Regulation

(Alberta)

Alberta Environmental Flows Program

Species at Risk Act

(Canada)

Weed Control Act

(Alberta)

Responsible Energy Development Act

(Alberta)

South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

(Alberta)

Navigable Waters Act

(Canada)

Livingston - Porcupine Hills Land Footprint Management Plan

(Alberta)

Impact Assessment Act

(Canada)

Coal Mining Effluent Regulations

(Canada)