MTMA had a great time at AMEBC RoundUp Conference 2019 in January and would like to thank everyone who stopped by the booth and gave us such positive feedback!
We participated in a Women at RoundUp event that was hosted at the Elephant and Castle Pub in Vancouver on Jan 29 with MTMA, Women Geoscientists Canada (WGC), and Women in Male Dominated Industries (WIMDI). We had a good turnout of women and men in the mining and mineral exploration industries. We broke up into small groups so we could have an opportunity to have discussions around the challenges faced by workers in these industries and how we can grow safe and respectful workplaces.
On the last two days of the conference, MTMA had a booth where we had banners that explained the goals of MTMA and a table display that promoted our Active Bystander Pledge. We had 72 people come by and take the pledge by signing our table runner. We also handed out information on Bystander Intervention strategies to empower everyone in mining to action when inappropriate behaviour happens to them or in their presence.
We really enjoyed the opportunity to connect with conference attendees and let industry companies and workers know what our goals are and how we hope to accomplish them.
MTMA is travelling to Toronto in March for PDAC 2019 at booth # 6428 in the Trade Show North Area. Drop by our booth and say hello and take the Active Bystander Pledge by signing our table runner.
what can you do if you or someone else is subjected to inappropriate behaviour in the workplace? be an active bystander!
MTMA have the following suggestions and we consider this an organic document that we will update and adjust with new information or advice. We will also dedicate a web page to actions for the workplace in the very near future.
So what are some of the things you can do when faced with or witness inappropriate behaviours in the workplace?
President of Me Too Mining Association, Susan Lomas, included in Women in Mining UK's 2018 "100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining"
Susan Lomas has worked in the mining industry for over 30 years and has experienced sexual harassment first-hand. This year she founded the Me Too Mining Association to start a conversation about gender-based violence and discrimination in the mining industry. Heidi Vella speaks to Lomas to find out more...
Click on image below to open a tab to read the article on the Canadian Institute of Mining's website.