TORONTO, March 15, 2022 – The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for 2023 inductees. Through their leadership and achievements, individual nominees must have shaped Canada’s global leadership in mining, embodied the important role mining plays in Canadian society, and inspired future generations into mining.
“Canada’s mining industry continues to prove we are essential in driving our economy forward while leading in sustainable practices,” said Pierre Gratton, Chair of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame and President & CEO of the Mining Association of Canada. “Our industry is well positioned to play a significant leadership role in providing the materials and critical minerals enabling a low-carbon future. It is important we continue to recognize the leaders that have contributed to the global leadership of the Canadian mining industry and helped to position our readiness to deliver on this generational opportunity to build a strong, green future.”
Nominations must be submitted through Canadian Mining Hall of Fame member organizations or associate member organizations, which include: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum; Mining Association of Canada; The Northern Miner and Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Associate member organizations include: Mining Associations of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan and Association for Mineral Exploration (AME). Any organization or member of the public is welcome to nominate a candidate, provided their nomination is channeled through one of the above organizations.
Please be advised that the nomination process and package has changed since previous years, notably an earlier timeline and shortened nomination package. The 2023 nomination deadlines are as follows:
- May 1, 2022: deadline to contact a member or associate member organization about nominating a candidate for induction.
- May 31, 2022: deadline for nomination materials to be delivered to a member or associate member organization for review.
Nominations must include the specific information outlined in the nomination guidelines and must not exceed six pages per nomination. In addition, a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 letters of support are required.
The updated guidelines, criteria for selection and nomination form are available here: https://www.mininghalloffame.ca/nominate/
The 2023 inductees will join the 200 remarkable individuals who have been inducted since the inception of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 1989.
In November 2021, five new inductees were announced to be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2022: F. Dale Corman, Maureen C. Jensen, Phillip John Mackey, Robert Quartermain and Peter Risby. The CMHF will welcome these five new members at the Annual Dinner & Induction Ceremony on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at the heritage Palais Royale Ballroom in Toronto. Limited tickets will be available for purchase in the spring of 2022 at https://www.mininghalloffame.ca/.
Nominees who are selected for 2023 induction will enter the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame on a date to be determined in due course.
About the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame
Founded in 1988 by The Northern Miner, Mining Association of Canada, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame is a charitable organization that recognizes outstanding achievement in the mining industry, celebrates individual leadership and inspires future generations in mining. Members are selected through a fair, inclusive and accessible process driven by the CMHF Board of Directors and its member associations. For more information, please visit: http://www.mininghalloffame.ca