Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee 2016 Activities
In 2016, the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC) updated its Terms of Reference, which were approved by CIM Council at year-end. These guidelines are meant to assist CIM National and all of its societies, branches and committees to consider and implement inclusion in all of their activities in order to make a difference on the diversity and inclusion agenda and initiatives. The preparation of these guidelines, adopted by CIM Council at the end of 2016, were supported by a “Business Case for Diversity in the Mining Industry,” a report prepared for DIAC and based on various other reports and research papers on the topic. Additionally, a Diversity Calendar, prepared by the Mining Industry Resources Council (MiHR) are available on the CIM site.
Towards the end of 2016, DIAC represented CIM in the organization of the “HeForShe: Mining Edition” networking reception held at PDAC, which as hosted by CIM, Covergalls Inc., Mining Industry HR Council (MiHR), PDAC, Women in Mining Canada, International Women in Mining, Women in Mining Toronto, Women in Mining Vancouver and Women Who Rock, to celebrate diversity and inclusion in the mining industry.
During the year, DIAC continued to enhance its membership with new additions, including Daniella Dimitrov, mining executive and corporate director, as its new Chair. We would like to recognize and thank Patty Moore, founding member and retiring Chair of DIAC, for her driving force and efforts in establishing DIAC and driving it and its agenda forward – thank you Patty!