August 11-15
Held in conjunction with ISARC 2013
(International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in the Construction and Mining Industries)

Stakeholder Engagement Activities

Sunday, August 11, 2013 – Montreal Convention Centre, Room 518 A

8:30 am to 12 pm

Building on Common Ground: Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Series

Join the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Series in Montreal. In this session, participants will engage in facilitated roundtable discussions in an informal “world café” format, with various stakeholders from industry, government, various NGOs and First Nations.

The Series objectives are to increase stakeholders’ understanding of one another and of the key issues in the extractive sector, to provide a constructive space to hold valuable conversations and to facilitate collaboration.

Held under Chatham House rules, participants will first build on mutual values to identify potential opportunities and priorities that can arise. A second dialogue will focus on key concerns and challenges facing the extractive sector and of concern to all stakeholders, such as roles and responsibilities in sustainability, economic development and peace building, or standards in sustainability reporting.

All stakeholders in the extractive sector are welcome to attend the dialogue session upon registering with full contact information by email to before August 1, 2013.

This session is free of charge.

1 pm to 4:30 pm

Facing Forward: Exploring NGO -Mining Partnerships

This interactive session is directed at NGOs and companies involved in the extractive industry that are interested in exploring partnerships. This will be an opportunity to meet one another face-to-face in an informal setting, present perspectives, and identify potential partners on the ground. The session will culminate in a “speed-dating” exercise that will allow for maximum exposure and impact.

NGOs and mining company representatives are welcome to attend this session by registering with full contact information to before August 1, 2013.

This session is free of charge.

Both sessions are provided by CIM’s Environmental and Social Responsibility Society, in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility, and supported by CIM.


WMC Secretariat

Conference Chairpersons
Ferri Hassani
McGill University
Jamie Archibald
Queen's University
Malcolm Scoble
University of British Columbia
John Hadjigeorgiou
University of Toronto
Tim Joseph
University of Alberta
Canadian Institute of Mining,
Metallurgy and Petroleum
Director: Lise Bujold (1.514.939.2710, ext. 1308)
Coordinator: Chantal Murphy (1.514.939.2710, ext. 1309)