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Canadian Mining Hall of Fame calls for 2024 nominations

Worthy contributors to the mining sector can be nominated until May 1, 2023

TORONTO — March 15, 2023: The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (CMHF) has issued its 2024 call for nominations. Each year, the CMHF reaches out through its broad network in search of outstanding individuals for consideration by the board for induction into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame at the annual induction celebration. 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 is at the forefront of the world’s energy transition and Canada is well-positioned to lead the supply of future-facing minerals and metals. This generational opportunity will capitalize on our industry’s past successes. The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame celebrates the leadership that has built the mining sector into what it is today through current Members and future inductees,” said Janice Zinck, chair of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame and executive director, geoscience and mines, Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, Nova Scotia.

Nominations must be submitted through Canadian Mining Hall of Fame member organizations or associate member organizations, which include: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and PetroleumMining Association of CanadaThe Northern Miner and Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Associate member organizations include: Mining Associations of British ColumbiaOntarioQuebec 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 channelled through one of the above organizations.

 The 2024 nomination deadlines are as follows:

  • May 1, 2023: deadline to contact a member or associate member organization about nominating a candidate for induction.
  • May 31, 2023: 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 five and a maximum of 10 letters of support are required.

The guidelines, criteria for selection, and nomination form are available here.

The 2024 inductees will join over 200 remarkable individuals who have been inducted since the inception of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 1989.

In November 2023, three new inductees were announced to be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2023: Jim Cooney, Alexander John Davidson and Douglas Balfour Silver. The CMHF will welcome these three new members at the annual dinner and induction ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2023 at The Carlu in Toronto. Tables of 10 will be available for purchase starting March 24, 2023 on the CMHF website.

Nominees who are selected for 2024 induction will enter the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame on Jan. 11, 2024.

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: