Gender Impact Assessments: Breaking the pattern of inaction

How can stakeholders can take action to support gender impact assessments in the mining sector?

March 5, 2023 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Eastern Time

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Reception Hall 104 C

(Open to public)

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The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) are hosting a side event during the 2023 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto, Canada to discuss how stakeholders can take action to support gender impact assessments. 

  • Date: Sunday March 5, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Reception Hall 104 C
  • Light breakfast and lunch will be provided
  • This is a free event, registration is required


Opening Remarks
  • David Fournier, Deputy Director Development Operations, GAC
  • Greg Radford, Director, IGF 
Panel 1 | The Role of Governments and Civil Society in Overseeing Impact Assessment Frameworks


  • Carolina Rojas Hayes, Independent Consultant


  • Ege Tekinbas, Senior Policy Advisor for Gender Equity, IGF  


  • Mamadou Bady Balde, Deputy Executive Director, EITI  
  • Melanie Campbell, Director, Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan Secretariat at Natural Resources Canada
  • Joanne Lebert, Executive Director, IMPACT
Panel 2 | The Role of Industry Actors and Practitioners in Integrating Gender Equality in Impact Assessment


  • Carolyn Burns, Executive Director, Devonshire Initiative 


  • Jennifer Adams, Country Director, Mongolia, Catalyste+
  • Ben Chalmers, Senior Vice President, Mining Association of Canada
  • Ginger Gibson, Founding Director, Firelight Group
  • Susan Joyce, President, On Common Ground

Space is limited, please register if you would like to attend.