The YMDS Panel has been collecting input from a variety of sources, including: the YMDS Survey, an online discussion forum, written submissions, presentations to the Panel, the YMDS Hotline, and meetings with governments and stakeholder organizations.

Public Engagement closed on September 8th, 2020.


A list of meetings to date can be found here.

Due to the number of submissions we received, we created a dedicated submissions page, which can be found here.


We are in the process of developing a “What We Heard” document. We have developed a number of sections based on input we received early in the engagement process. These sections will be updated periodically as we process the information we’ve received. If you feel that there is a perspective missing, or if there is inaccurate information, please let us know using our What We’re Hearing Feedback Form.

The What We’re Hearing document is broken down into the following sections, in no particular order:

  1. Communities
  2. First Nations
  3. The Environment
  4. Prospecting, Claims, and Staking
  5. Consultation
  6. Environmental Assessment and Regulatory Systems
  7. Land Use Planning and Land Access
  8. Reclamation
  9. Legislation
  10. Government Revenues
  11. Infrastructure and Housing
  12. Economy (Including Mining Investment, Local Businesses, and Employment)
  13. Technology
  14. Heritage
  15. Mining Legacies and Ethical Mining
  16. Visions for the Future
These categories are likely to change as we receive more information.