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).
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:
- Province of Ontario
- Province of British Columbia
- Province of Manitoba
- Province of Saskatchewan
- Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Province of Nova Scotia
- Government of Yukon
- Natural Resources Canada
- Environment Canada
- Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
- Mining Watch Canada
- Denedeh Investments Inc.
- The Mining Association of Canada
- Ontario Mining Association
- Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada
- First Quantum Mineral Ltd.
- Cameco Corporation