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

PDAC 2022 features a heavy emphasis on optimizing the mining world for the EV revolution

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


Carbon is part of our cleaner future & used in things like:

  • Lithium-Ion batteries
  • Robotics
  • Food manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Surgical instruments
  • 3-D printing

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 when installed on high touch surfaces, #copper will eliminate up to 99.9% of harmful bacteria within 2 hrs? Kudos to @TeckResources for its work in installing copper in hospitals, daycares and public transit, to reduce the spread of bacteria 👏

IAMGOLD is proud to be supporting the next generation of mining entrepreneurs by contributing $10,000 to the 2022 Young Mining Professionals Scholarship Fund. Our donation will be awarded to a female-identifying student pursuing a career in the #mining industry.

We are pleased to be participating in #PDAC2022's virtual session on the importance of responsible #mining on Tuesday alongside @theminingstory, @TeckResources, @IRMA_mining and @CopperMark

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