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PDAC Side Event | Gender Impact Assessments: Breaking the pattern of inaction

Event Details
March 05, 2023
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Reception Hall 104 C
Toronto, Canada

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) hosted 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. 

The two-panel event took place on the morning of Sunday March 5, 2023 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.


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


  • Melanie Campbell, Director, Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan Secretariat at Natural Resources Canada
  • Joanne Lebert, Executive Director, IMPACT
  • Ege Tekinbas, Senior Policy Advisor for Gender Equity, IGF 
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
  • Susan Joyce, President, On Common Ground