Services & Work

Fair Mining Collaborative emphasizes spending time listening and building relationships in communities – in meetings, workshops, and trainings with residents, leaders, and staff. Our approach values participation and information-sharing, meshing strategies to local priorities, and ensuring that work continually strengthens community capacity to handle all mining concerns, from exploration through closure.

The range of work and services provided
by Fair Mining Collaborative includes:

Mine analysis and monitoring

  • Reviews of exploration and mine permits and ¬†proposals, expansion and closure plans, environmental impact assessments, and monitoring programs.
  • Development of tools and programs to improve community oversight of mining operations.

Group and individual training

  • First Rock: Mining Justice Basics workshops and webinars to help resource managers and concerned citizens understand and navigate all aspects of mining in BC.
  • Two Canoes seminars to help non-Aboriginal people understand and appreciate First Peoples’ inherent rights and title to land in the mining context.
  • Mentoring for community resource managers and leaders.

Facilitation and liaison

  • Coordination with scientists and experts.
  • Good neighbor facilitation among communities, mining companies and governments.
  • Facilitation of community meetings on mine impacts and benefits.

Strategy development and implementation

  • Prioritization – which resource projects are important to look at first, second, third, etc.
  • Resource targeting¬† – fish, logging, mining, wildlife and habitat, sacred sights, medicines and traditional food.
  • Negotiation strategies.

Policy solutions

  • Development of mining and land use policies based on best practices from communities worldwide, as presented in Fair Mining Practices: A New Mining Code for British Columbia, as well as other land preservation approaches.