Call to Action # 92: Actions and Commitments

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada


Industry Association Commitments

2017 Policy Framework: Aboriginal Affairs one of six priorities:

  • 873 companies and organizations
  • 6,390 individuals
  • 74% membership is Canadian

2017 Policy Framework: Aboriginal Affairs one of six priorities:

  • Improving relationship between companies and communities
  • Clarifying Liberal government’s approach to fulfilling its commitment to implement UNDRIP in Canada
  • Developing improved guidance for companies related to exploration and development in areas with indigenous peoples
  • Creating an advocacy toolkit to support regional industry associations in Canada in their efforts to improve how their jurisdiction implements the Crown’s duty to consult
  • Enhancing participation
  • Advocating for investments that support Aboriginal participation in the economic opportunities created by the industry (skills training, business development, ownership)
  • Advocating for jurisdictions to adopt government resource revenue sharing mechanisms
  • Advocating for timely resolution of land claims

The Aboriginal Program at the PDAC Convention in March 2018 provides a platform for discussion on fostering cooperative, respectful and mutually-beneficial relationships between Aboriginal communities and the minerals industry. This program brings Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal-owned companies together with the industry and other interested parties to share experiences, exchange ideas and network. The Mineral Industry and Indigenous communities: Canadian and international experiencesThe Aboriginal ForumIndigenous Law and Regulatory Frameworks: the evolving landscapeBuilding Partnerships: Indigenous communities and the minerals industry