Governance

MiHR’s governance structure reflects our industry.

From our board of directors to our program committees, representatives from Canadian mining employers and contractors form the largest membership of each group. In addition to employers, our board and/or standing committees may also include representatives from organized labour, education, associations and Indigenous groups.

Board of Directors

MiHR is governed by a 14-person board of directors that represent a cross-section of mining industry employers, organized labour, mining associations, equity groups, and educators from across Canada.

Dean Winsor

Chair

Vice President, Human Resources

Teck Resources

Keith Harris-Lowe

Vice-Chair

Head, Human Resources

Agnico Eagle

Patricia Dillon

Past Chair

President and CEO

PDAC Mining Matters

Geoff Smith

Vice President, Government Relations

Mining Association of Canada

Gaeleen MacPherson

Head, Human Resources

Dominion Diamonds Canada

Stephen Hunt

District Director

United Steelworkers District 3

Richard Paquin

United Representative

Unifor

Karen Jonkman

National Representative

Unifor

Penny English

Manager, Human Resources

Cementation Canada Inc.

Robin Walters

Vice President, Industry and Community Engagement

College of North Atlantic

Mining Essentials Governance

The Standing Committee on Mining Essentials oversees the ongoing, successful delivery, development and implementation, and sustainability of the program.

VACANT

Chair

Wei Xie

Métis National Council

Eric Kahtakangas

Cementation Canada Inc.

Don Bernosky

Confederation College

Shasha Weber

Yukon College

Richard Rehel

Agnico-Eagle Mine

VACANT

Assembly of First Nations

Linda Wright

Sioux Hudson Literacy Council

Catherine Peltier-Mavin

Natural Resources Canada

Dan Miron

Vale – Garson Mine

VACANT

Native Women's Association of Canada

Terry Ma

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP) Governance

Comprised of employers, employees and representatives of industry organizations and associations, the Standing Committee on Certification oversees the CMCP by ensuring adherence to the Policies and Procedures, evaluating and reporting on CMCP progress and overseeing the implementation of the sustainability and business plans.

Steve Ball

Chair

Harte Gold

Gerry Connors

Cementation Canada Inc.

Mike Nolting

Dominion Diamond Corporation - Ekati

Jean Lavigne

New Gold - New Afton

Pascal Boucher

Vale Local 6500

Roger Ford

Teck - Highland Valley Copper

Karen Jonkman

UNIFOR

Mike Kempf

National Workplace Assessor Representative