Prospectors & Developers and Economic Development Officers from across Manitoba take in PDAC 2022 with funding opportunity

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, there were excited crowds at this international event which attracted over 17,000 bankers, government representatives, investors, executives, geologists, engineers, Indigenous leaders, students and experts and professionals from the exploration and mining industry.


Among those attending included an additional seven representatives (four Prospectors & Developers from across Manitoba and three Economic Development Officers from Northern Manitoba) who were able to take part at this successful event thanks to the financial assistance and organizational support from the Manitoba Mineral Development Fund (MMDF), Communities Economic Development Fund (CEDF) and the Northern Manitoba Sector Council. Special thanks also go out to the Manitoba Prospectors and Developers Association, the Mining Association of Manitoba for assisting with sharing of opportunity throughout their networks and sitting on the selection committee.


The seven participants took advantage of many opportunities to meet and learn from mining and exploration leaders, and to network. A post survey follow up with attendees concluded over 30 workshops were attended and over 130 connections made.  Another wonderful opportunity for the attendees to network was at an evening event for the “Manitoba Showcase” which was attended by multiple groups including Manitoba’s Premier and other Ministers.  The convention featured engaging presentations, discussions, workshops, exhibits and courses for those interested in learning or promoting their communities, businesses, companies or projects.  All attendees were thankful for the opportunity to attend as most wouldn’t have been able to participate without this funding.


A delegation from CEDF also took part at PDAC 2022, with all eight board members being in attendance along with our CEO.