April 8-12, 2013
Module 1 – The Business of Mining
- The current global economic contexts of mining
- History of mining in the province of Ontario
- The economic contribution of mining
- Mineral exploration expenditures
- The potential magnitude of the development of the Ring of Fire and its impact on Canada’s economy
Monday April 8, 2013 – 9:00AM to 12:00 NOON
Michael Grant, Mineral Development Co-Ordinator NW, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Module 2 – Knowing the Mining Cycle and its Timelines
- Early exploration to reclamation
- Employment and business opportunities normally associated with the various stages
- Stats on the exploration and mining in Ontario
- Overview of active mines, advanced stage mining projects, and claims.
- A case study on Noront Resources in the Ring of Fire
Monday April 8, 2013 – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Peter Hinz, P.Geo. Senior Policy Advisor, Exploration and Mineral Development, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Ring of Fire Secretariat
Module 3 – Operating a Mineral Exploration Company
- How are they managed and structured
- Stalking and working the claim: how they do it
- Limited opportunities
- How do they finance their activities
- The chances of success in striking
- How are they regulated or when are they regulated
- Maps of staked claims and who owns them
- A brief overview of Cliffs Natural Resources Project Description in the Ring of Fire.
Tuesday April 9, 2013 – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pat Donovan, VP Corporate Development, Detour Gold
Arthur Moore, District Manager – First Nations Relations, Cliffs Ferroalloys
Module 4 – Advance Stage Development and Constructing a Mine
- Advanced stage mining development
- What is TEK?
- The process and the time line of constructing a mine
- Employment and business opportunities
- The raising of Capital
- Developing the infrastructure
- How are new mines regulated
- Permitting of a new mine
- The different environmental processes and how are they triggered
Wednesday April 10, 2013 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON
Leonard Rickard, Aboriginal Affairs Managers, Detour Gold
Denyse Nadon, Moose Cree First Nation
Module 5 – Environmental Planning in Mining
- Outline of the EA process and its triggers?
- What is the Federal involvement in the environmental assessment?
- Overview of the provincial EA breakdown and analysis of jurisdiction
- How does it differ from a panel review?
Wednesday April 10, 2013 – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sarah Cockerton, H.B.Sc., Manager or Environmental Programs, Four Rivers, Matawa First Nations Management
Kimberly Jorgenson, M.Sc., Projects and Environmental Assesment Officer, Four Rivers, Matawa First Nations Management
Module 6 – Communications
- Informing the community on exploration plans and mining development: The role of the industry, government and First Nation officials
- Presenting to the community
- How does a community know it’s having meaningful consultations/
- The difference between information sharing and consultation
- Using media to disseminate information
- Finding the information to keep the community informed
- Tools on presenting to the community
- Maps and more maps
- Case study on consultation and accommodations
- Government Support to Communities and Tribal Councils.
- Finding and accessing public information on mineral exploration plans and companies
Thursday April 11, 2013 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON
Brigitte Masella, M.E.S Environmental and Social Affairs Coordinator, New Millennium Iron Corp.
Module 7 – Consulting and Accomodating Aboriginal Communities
- History of the treaty and the legal Duty to Consult
- When are agreements necessary?
- Agreements with Aboriginal communities – what is in them?
- Staged agreements between companies and Aboriginal communities
- First Nation Traditional boundaries and shared territories
Thursday April 11, 2013 – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bill Gallaher, Strategist
Module 8 – Capitalizing on Business Opportunities
- Acquiring capacity and expertise through business relationships
- Brief overview on business structures
- Piercing the corporate veil; applicable international laws on foreign companies
- Financing startups and new business relationships
- Acquring existing companies
- Finding the opportunities with emphasis on the immediate business opportunities in the Ring of Fire
Friday April 12, 2013 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Juan Carlos Reyes, Effiency.ca Consulting
Rosanne Rocchi, Miller Thomson LLP