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BC Mining HR Diversity Award 2013

The inaugural BC Mining HR Diversity Award presented by the Mining Association of British Columbia and the BC Mining HR Task Force recognizes an outstanding commitment to encouraging and supporting diversity within the workforce.

The Mining Association of BC (MABC) and the BC Mining HR Task Force (Task Force) are pleased to celebrate the winners of the 2013 BC Mining HR Diversity Award (HR Diversity Award), sponsored by Ernst & Young. The award was presented to the BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association and New Gold on May 1st, 2013, during BC Mining Week, at the Women in Mining Gala in Vancouver.   

The award recognizes that the BC AMTA/New Gold initiative has had a significant, positive impact at the New Afton operation, on its employees, and for nearby communities. “This award is about recognizing work that is being done to create opportunities for people who might not have found their way to our industry otherwise" said Zoë Younger, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at MABC, and HR Diversity Award co-chair. "One of the neat things about this program is that it can continue to grow, and the approach can be duplicated in communities across BC where mines are opening or operating" she added.