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

Featured News & Resources

UNESCO team in Alberta to determine if Wood Buffalo National Park should go on endangered list

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


There’s silver all around us in things like:

  • Solar panels
  • Mirrors
  • 3d Printing
  • Jewellery
  • Medicine
  • Water purification

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

#DYK that spacecrafts depend on #mining, in everything from rocket engines, control systems, fuel and astronaut visors, to function? Our industry is proud to provide the #metals and #minerals that power space travel 👩‍🚀🚀

#CMHF2022 is just days away! @GrattonPierre, MAC's President and CEO, is proud to be this prestigious organization's event Chair and we are looking forward to what will no doubt be a beautiful event - congrats to all of this year's inductees @CdnMHF

This 👇 is a big win for 🇨🇦's #mining industry. #Canada produces some of the lowest-carbon intensity #minerals and #metals globally and can and should play a larger role in providing the materials needed for low carbon tech like #EV 🔋 #CdnPoli

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