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COI Panel Meeting Report: October 2016

Meeting of the Community of Interest Advisory Panel Summary Report, October 4-5, 2016, Ottawa, ON

The Community of Interest Advisory Panel (COI Panel) is an independent multi-stakeholder group that monitors the Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC) Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative’s progress and serves as an external source of knowledge and experience. This executive summary provides a brief account of the meeting held between October 4th and 5th, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario.

The objectives of the October meeting were to:

  1. Complete the post-verification review (PVR) process for Hudbay Minerals and Suncor Energy.
  2. Engage in informative and meaningful dialogue with government officials from both Environment and Climate Change Canada and Natural Resources Canada on topics of mutual interest, including, the mining industry’s approach to multi-stakeholder/multi-party engagement through the COI Panel.
  3. Discuss the work and opportunities for next steps on both the Effectiveness of Community Engagement task force and Climate Change task force.
  4. Reflect and asses how the Panel works together within the Terms of Reference to ensure it is engaging effectively as possible; align expectations and balance priorities with available resources; and start the agenda setting process for 2017.

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