About MPDA

The Manitoba Prospectors and Developers Association (MPDA) is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development sector in Manitoba. Our collective objective is to develop productive and efficient ways of working with our industry and community partners, so that Manitoba becomes one of the most attractive places to invest in the mineral business. MPDA is a champion of “The New Green Economy” and is focused on improving the state of exploration and development of Critical Minerals in Manitoba.

MPDA is committed to furthering and supporting the minerals sector and the people and companies working in it. The work of the association, including its advocacy activities and programs, is funded solely from revenues derived from member fees and from our events. Being a member is a great way to network, learn about key topics affecting the industry, and shape the future of Manitoba’s mineral exploration and extraction.

Some major initiatives by MPDA in the past few years include:

  •         membership has tripled
  •         we produced a weekly radio show that established a year-long dialogue between the minerals sector and Indigenous communities
  •         we held a highly successful reconciliation gala in March, that will return in 2024
  •         we ran eight short courses and a keynote event with Bill Gallagher in November
  •         we produced two editions (June and November) of The Mining Review magazine
  •         we had regular meetings with government regulators and other associations
  •         our board and advisors have had discussions with government ministers and opposition members to advocate for the industry

The list below are just a few of the initiatives and events the MPDA is focused on this year:

  • hosting another successful Reconciliation Gala & Form in March 2024 (3rd annual), celebrating achievements in reconciliation in Manitoba, and fostering conversations about trending industry topics.
  • hosting monthly speaker meetings for members and visitors (online and in person)
  • planning a field trip to Gambler First Nation & PADCOM Potash Mine in partnership with GAC-MAC-PEG 2024 in Brandon, and a Special Session on Emerging Trends in Mineral Exploration
  • conducting Exploration Discovered, an iTotem study on the exploration supply chain in the province
  • offering short courses on the Business of Prospecting and Critical Minerals to Indigenous community partners
  • kicking off the first Manitoba Mineral Industry social in partnership with Women In Mining Manitoba Chapter at the Winnipeg Winter Club on February 23rd
  • scheduling meetings with Ministers and government regulators to discuss concerns related to our industry

If you have any questions about the MPDA please reach out to us at mpdaca@gmail.com