In 2011 CCAB successfully launched a new initiative, Member Roundtables, exclusively for members to connect and collaborate with industry experts on Aboriginal and business matters. Member Roundtables present best practices reported in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification program and offer expert advice for our members to improve performance in partnership and procurement, corporate social responsibility, and community engagement. Member roundtables are held nationally and available for members to attend in-person or remotely by conference calls.
Member Rountables are a FREE event. Attend in-person or participate by video or telephone conferencing.
Mining: Evolving Industry and Aboriginal Intersections, Maximizing Benefits through Certainty
Roundtable Host & Reception Lead Sponsor
May 29, 2013
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm (EDT)
4:30 – 5:30 pm
The Conference Centre, Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor, Salon 3
Northern Ontario's Ring of Fire has a number of large mining projects that will impact the economic climate of the region in ways never seen before. Along with the immense economic opportunities also come the complexities of consultation and meaningful economic development with First Nations and Métis people.
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in collaboration with Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP invite you to attend a dynamic member roundtable to discuss the amendments to the Mining Act which came into force on April 1, 2013. Amendments will require exploration companies to consult with potentially impacted Aboriginal communities prior to conducting exploration work (drilling etc.) in their territories.
There are also expectations that, with these new developments in the mining sector, opportunities for Aboriginal communities to negotiate economic opportunities and to ensure protection of the environment and sites of cultural significance for Aboriginal people will be enhanced.
1:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 1:45
Introductions by JP Gladu, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)
Welcome by Juli Abouchar, Partner, Certified Environmental Law Specialist, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
1:45 - 3:15
Panelist Presentations by:
To view bios click on the name.
3:15 - 4:40
Roundtable discussion and closing remarks
4:30 - 5:30
Member Roundtables are a FREE event available for members to participate in-person or by conference call.
Please contact Diane Gray for more information regarding this roundtable.
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