Inclusion & Diversity

Helping build an inclusive, diverse and sustainable workforce for Canada’s mining sector.


To meet the evolving needs of the Canadian minerals and metals sector, the industry needs to draw more diverse talent. Collaborative programs aimed at increasing inclusion and diversity, mentorship from one generation to the next, and efficient collaboration between educators and employers are examples of efforts to enhance the supply of workers. Each of these efforts also aim to strengthen the labour supply’s attachment to the mining industry, resulting in a robust pipeline of workers that is suited to withstand shifts in economic cycles and employer needs.

Mining EDI Supports

Based on the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive Workplaces Protocol developed by the Mining Association of Canada, MiHR has produced a series of guides, tools and reports to help mining organizations develop and implement a corporate equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy.

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ENSEMBLE: The Mining Diversity Network

ENSEMBLE is an online network of professionals interested in supporting and driving inclusion and diversity in the Canadian mining industry. The network includes members from immigrant-serving organizations, Canadian mining companies, educators, Indigenous communities, women’s and diversity organizations.

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Gender Equity in Mining (GEM) eLearning

This eLearning program is for everyone. GEM helps learners enrich their awareness of gender diversity and build capacity to support gender equity and inclusion in the mining workplace, promoting a dialogue and sharing perspectives about gender diversity and equity in mining.

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Bias, Systemic Discrimination and Anti-Racism eLearning

The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) created this eLearning program to support Canada’s mining sector by enhancing awareness of bias, stereotype, prejudice and systemic discrimination and advancing inclusion, equity, anti-racism and reconciliation to ensure mining workplaces are welcoming, fair, respectful and safe for all employees.

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Intercultural Awareness eLearning

Intercultural competencies critical to our changing industry and strategies to help attract, integrate and retain a more diverse workforce.

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Indigenous Awareness eLearning

Supporting Canada’s mining sector in enhancing awareness of and relationships with Indigenous peoples.

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Safe Workplaces for All

Addressing Sexual Harassment in Canadian Mining.

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EDI Resources


Learn more about MiHR’s equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) resources.

Inclusion & Diversity Standing Committee (IDSC)

Reporting to MiHR’s Board of Directors, the IDSC guides the development and execution of MiHR’s inclusion and diversity activities. 

The IDSC works directly with MiHR staff to:

  1. Guide, mentor and support MiHR’s strategic inclusion and diversity objectives and activities.
  2. Provide expertise and guidance on inclusion and diversity partnerships, project development, methodologies and frameworks.
  3. Make recommendations to MiHR project staff on inclusion and diversity-related research activities and methodologies.
  4. Support production of high-quality inclusion and diversity products, tools and deliverables.
  5. Review project deliverables and products related to inclusion and diversity.
  6. Promote inclusion and diversity activities, products, tools and other deliverables to peer networks and other relevant colleagues and professional associates.
  7. Develop sector capacity and performance by sharing innovative approaches and effective practices in relation to workforce inclusion and diversity.


Caroline Carpentier

Glencore Canada Corporation

Caroline Hands

Rio Tinto Limited

Anne Johnson

Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum

Shanyn Bzowey

Suncor Energy Products Partnership – Sarnia Refinery

Elena Mayer

Women Who Rock

Geoff Smith

Mining Association of Canada

Jackie Scales

Teck Resources Limited

Julie Rachynski

Seabridge Gold

Karen Jonkman


Krishana Michaud

Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada

Maria Santos

Cameco Corporation

Michelle Edwards

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.

Katherine Gosselin

Mining Association of Canada

Cynthia Waldmeier

Mining Association of Canada

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