Registration begins at 11:30am, lunch at 12:00 pm, presentation at 12:30 pm
SIMSA members are invited to participate in the Gender Equity in Mining Works Saskatchewan project, along with five of the province’s major minerals companies. Up to five SIMSA members could join this project at no cost.
IMII’s minerals member companies (BHP, Cameco, K+S Potash Canada, Mosaic and Nutrien) have identified improving diversity and inclusion in the minerals sector’s workforce as among their corporate priorities. In response, IMII is funding several projects with the intention of increasing the number of Indigenous people and women in the minerals industry in Saskatchewan.
IMII and SIMSA have organized a lunch meeting during which interested supply chain companies could learn more about the project and apply to participate.
The lunch will be held at the Saskatoon Inn on Monday, May 13th. Space is limited.
This project is a facilitated GEM Works Industry Cohort, lead by MiHR’s gender inclusion subject matter experts/practitioners. As part of this cohort, MiHR will support (up to) a 10-member Gender Champion Taskforce of leaders working in Saskatchewan mining operations, production and within supply chain companies, provide training for Gender Champions and applying proven tools to identify/mitigate systemic barriers in current organizational policies and practices. Participating organizations will nominate one individual in a leadership role as a Gender Champion, to participate in a day-long education session equipping them with new skills/knowledge to advocate for gender inclusion.
Champions will then support their two company Change Agents (one man and one woman working within production or company operations) to conduct the policy and practice review process. Each participating organization will select a minimum of one policy or practice to review - creating a tangible assignment within each work environment.
Over the course of one year, each GEM Works Saskatchewan participating organization will provide metrics on how the policy review and subsequent changes to the selected policy or procedure have impacted equity within their workplaces.
During the project, employees within the participating mining organizations and mine supply companies will be provided the opportunity to complete the GEM Works eLearning series reinforcing the messages from their organization’s Gender Champions, the policy review being conducted by the Change Agents and building capacity for gender inclusive workspaces.
Each of the participating companies will document/share their gender equity journey with a video case study which will be disseminated via MiHR, IMII, the Saskatchewan Mining Association and the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association to encourage broader Industry impact and participation. The project will immediately benefit all participants by developing gender equity awareness and skills for creating more gender inclusive workspaces, and subsequent employees and future employees of participating organizations will benefit from more inclusive workplaces.