Gender Equity in Mining Works (GEM Works)

The only program that provides mining organizations with proven, industry-developed tools to help eliminate systemic barriers to gender inclusion in the workplace.


The GEM Works program includes an eLearning suite, an executive development session and written tools to guide mining employers in their efforts to create more gender-inclusive workplaces.

GEM Works: Become a Gender Champion – Executive Development Session

An interactive, experiential program that provides senior leaders in Canada’s mining and minerals sector with the inspiration, knowledge and skills necessary for success as a “Gender Champion”, driving organizational change towards a more gender-inclusive workplace.

GEM Works Toolbox

This guidebook helps mining companies update their policies and practices to identify and remove unintended barriers to develop a workplace that is inclusive and welcoming for both women and men. It uses a step-by-step approach on how to apply a “gender lens” to take a fresh look at written formalized policies, processes and procedures.

GEM Works: Learn to Make a Difference eLearning Program

These four eLearning modules aim to encourage regular use of the GEM Works Toolbox and to help organizations successfully implement its virtues. These modules are useful for anyone who needs more support using the Toolbox when identifying and removing systemic barriers within the policies, processes and procedures of their organization.

The GEM Works initiative also includes:

Gender Equity in Mining Champion’s Taskforce

The GEM Champion Taskforce is a group of executives who act as industry role models to influence change in their companies and in the industry at large, in order to continue the journey towards gender equity in mining.

Gain Traction by Sharing Success

By ensuring that the efforts and successes of the participating Champions and their organizations are shared and celebrated, and demonstrating the impacts of implementing the GEM Works suite of resources, this initiative aims to inspire other organizations to start their journey towards gender equity in Canada’s mining industry.

Gender Equity in Mining Works (GEM Works) is a 12-month, comprehensive program that builds networks of 10 like-minded mining companies or sites who collaborate to learn from one another, share successes and challenges…

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Cohort Composition

There are three main ways a cohort can be comprised:

Individual Organization

A single mining company would fund the program to deliver in its operations. The cohort(s) may be developed from a combination of different workgroups, departments or sites. In this case each workgroup, department or site represents a cohort member, with a maximum of 10 members participating in the cohort over a one year period (See activity schedule below).


Program funding may come from a variety of sources. Multiple companies or organizations could register individually to make up a cohort. Also, a membership-driven organization could support a cohort for their members, typically a variety of mining companies over a one year period (See activity schedule below).

Online Training & Resources

Four 30-minute interactive modules that explain how to use the GEM Works toolbox and create inclusive workplaces by removing systemic barriers within policies, processes and procedures.

Activity Schedule for Individual Organization & Multi-Organization Cohort Composition

By completing the following eLearning, you will receive a certificate and digital badge.

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Contact for more information or to register for a 12-month Individual Organization or Multi-Organization cohort. Click here to register for the program’s eLearning.

Case Studies

The International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) partnered with the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) to bring MiHR’s Gender Equity in Mining Works (GEM Works) program to the Saskatchewan minerals sector.

Following a successful launch of the pilot program in 2016, the number of active sites who have adopted and/or continue to use Gender Equity in Mining Works (GEM Works) training has increased along with a growing number of Change Agents. To meet the evolving needs of the Canadian …

International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) Saskatchewan Delivery Videos

  • Overview
  • Mosaic
  • Nutrien
  • Orano
  • Threeosix Industrial
  • THOAR Mining
  • Procon
GEM Works – Saskatchewan Delivery Overview
Mosaic GEM Works Delivery
Nutrien GEM Works Delivery
Orano GEM Works Delivery
Threeosix GEM Works Delivery
THOAR GEM Works Delivery
Procon GEM Works Delivery

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