The exploration phase of the mining cycle offers the earliest opportunity to begin the process of working to achieve a social license for mineral resource development. Working to make your project part of the community at the exploration stage is a wiser business decision than attempting to impose your project on a resistant community later on. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and resources to assist prospectors and exploration companies with community consultation.
Exploring Common Ground: Creating a Framework for Better Dialogue Around Mine and Quarry Issues in Nova Scotia was a groundbreaking forum that brought together industry, community and government stakeholders to challenge the status quo and identify new pathways for positive engagement. It was held February 24 – 25, 2014, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the Canada Games Centre.