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Table of Contents > Advisory Committee: Mandate

National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Advisory Committee


The National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Advisory Committee was struck in March 2002 at the request of Canadian Mines Ministers that a multi-stakeholder advisory committee be set up to study various issues and initiatives relating to the development of partnerships in the implementation of remediation programs across Canada.

The Advisory Committee takes direction from Mines Ministers and reports back to Mines Ministers via the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Mineral Industry (IGWG).

Responsibilities of the NOAMI Advisory Committee include:

  • Providing strategic direction and implementing Action Plans endorsed by Mines Ministers at their annual conference;
  • Preparing status reports and recommendations for Mines Ministers;
  • Reviewing and adopting status reports and recommendations received from Task Groups;
  • Developing an annual work plan for the Initiative and tracking progress;
  • Securing funding for the Initiative;
  • Establishing Task Groups and approving funding for Task Group activities;
  • Reviewing and approving publications, documents and information generated by the Initiative for internal/external distribution;
  • Assisting in technology transfer activities;
  • Ensuring that correspondence between members of the Advisory Committee, as well as outside experts (i.e., contractors), is copied to the Secretariat.



The Advisory Committee consists of representatives of federal/provincial/territorial governments, the Canadian mining industry, environmental non-governmental organizations and Aboriginal peoples and their communities. Committee members are responsible for communication with their constituencies. Members include:

Christine Kaszycki (Chair) - Manitoba Industry, Trade and Mines

Gilles Tremblay (Secretariat) - CANMET Mineral Technology Branch, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

Brennain Lloyd - Northwatch

Jacinthe David - Health Canada (HC)

Dick Cowan - Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM)

Elizabeth Gardiner - The Mining Association of Canada (MAC)

Gerald Harper - Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

Gregg Stewart - British Columbia Energy and Mines (BC MEM)

Joan Kuyek - MiningWatch Canada

Joanna Ankersmit - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)

Lisa Keller - Environment Canada (EC)

Louis Bienvenu - Ministère des Ressources naturelles, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec

Robert Holmes – Yukon Ministry of Energy, Mines and Resources

Patrick Reid - Ontario Mining Association (OMA)

Scott Clausen - Industry Analysis and Business Development Branch, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

Wayne Fraser - Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co., Limited (HBMS)

Lawrence Ignace - Assembly of First Nations (AFN)

Chief Glenn Nolan - Missanabie Cree First Nation

Alternates for Advisory Committee:
Barbara Mossop (OMA) for Patrick Reid
Glenda Ferris (CEN) for Joan Kuyek or Brennain Lloyd
Charles Dumaresq (EC) for Lisa Keller


Last updated: 2003-09-26

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