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Nomination for Community of Interest Advisory Panel

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is seeking nominations of candidates to participate on its Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Community of Interest (COI) Advisory Panel. The MAC Board established the Panel in 2004 to advise on the design and implementation of TSM and to provide a mechanism for two-way dialogue between MAC and its communities of interest in Canada.

MAC COI Panel Renewal Nomination Form

The Panel is currently seeking nominations for the following core category:

Finance and investment: This position on the Panel is made up of one (1) individual with expertise in and knowledge on environmental and social issues related to mining investment decisions. Specifically, the successful candidate will have:

  • Experience incorporating environmental and social factors into investment decisions.  

  • Knowledge of environmental, social and governance (ESG) tools and metrics used by the investment sector to evaluate investment decisions.

  • Knowledge of Principles of Responsible Investing (PRI).

Knowledge of current and emerging expectations related to disclosure of environmental and social performance. 

Additionally, the successful candidate will:

  • Be a clear fit into a core category or identified expert category

  • Be knowledgeable about the mining industry and sustainable development policy, performance, practices and related issues

  • Be well-respected in their own constituency and among a range of mining interests

  • Demonstrate commitment to open and constructive engagement

  • Be able to devote time and effort to participating in the work of the Panel

  • Contribute to the diversity of the Panel

Panel members bring their expertise and knowledge, as well as the perspective of relevant communities of interest to MAC. They have the necessary respect and credibility within their respective COI to be an authoritative voice on the Panel and they communicate with their COI on issues relevant to the Panel. Members of the Panel participate on an individual basis and do not represent any organization.

Application Process

Applicants can be nominated or self-nominated. If you or someone you know is interested in applying to one of the open positions noted above, please complete and submit the COI Panel nomination form, with a current CV to Tara Shea at MAC by fax at 613-233-8897 or email at

The deadline for nominating candidates is July 30th, 2017.  

The Panel nomination committee, made up of both industry and non-industry Panel members, is responsible for recommending new Panel members to the MAC Board. A representative from the committee may be in touch with select candidates to further discuss candidacy for the Panel.

Successful applicants will be informed of their selection in November.

The COI Panel’s objectives are to:

  • Identify to the MAC Board of Directors current and emerging priority issues (environmental, social/cultural and economic) for the sector

  • Receive feedback from MAC on the industry’s performance and on issues raised by its communities of interest, including through community-level engagement processes undertaken by member companies

  • Provide a place for rich and well-informed (national-level) dialogue and for MAC and its members to test industry policies and approaches, and to bring issues for advice (beyond the TSM program elements)

  • Advise and encourage MAC and its members to improve and raise the bar for environmental, social and economic performance

  • Advise MAC on the on-going development and implementation of TSM and review TSM implementation results

  • Contribute to the understanding of and support for the goals and achievements of TSM among MAC communities of interest

The Panel comprises 12-15 respected individuals from key mining sector or related communities of interest who are external to the mining industry. Representatives from MAC’s Board of Directors and a representative of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada participate on the Panel on an ex-officio basis.   

The Panel meets two times per year with the fall meeting often held at a regional site near a MAC member company facility/community where it operates. There are also opportunities for Panel members to participate in working groups with specific purposes in between meetings.  More information can be found at: