Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Mining Matters

CIMF has proudly supported Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Mining Matters (PDAC Mining Matters) since its inception in 1997. PDAC Mining Matters is a registered charitable organization dedicated to mineral resources education. The organization educates the public, particularly young people, about Canada’s geology and mineral resource endowment, and demonstrates the importance of rocks, minerals, metals, and mining in everyday life. It also works to build awareness of employment opportunities in the mineral exploration, mining, and environmental sectors.

PDAC Mining Matters develops partnerships with education, industry, and government in view of establishing new initiatives and producing outreach materials tailored primarily to youth and teachers. These materials include award-winning classroom curriculum kits, publications such as educator newsletters and original posters, and a dedicated Web site, all of which complement comprehensive teacher and student workshops at industry conferences and camps for Aboriginal youth. The program has helped to educate an estimated 400,000 students since it was established in 1997. For more information, please visit