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                                   ​​Thursday, June 15, 2017
                                            12:00 noon  -   Registration and Networking Reception

                                             12:30 p.m.   -   Lunch
                                               1:15 p.m.   -   Presentation
                                               1:45 p.m.   -   Networking Reception

                                                              The National  Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5H 2R1

Pre-Registration Online:    $50.00 Members       $65.00 Non-Members       $20.00 Students

Registration on the day, May 18:    $65.00 Members       $80.00 Non-Members       $35.00 Students  

​     Note:  You must be a current 2017 CIM Toronto Branch Member to receive membership pricing which is separate from CIM National.  Details on how to register are at the bottom of this page. 

Pre-registration is strongly advised.  The National Club will exert its best efforts to accommodate walk-in registrations. Cancellations must be emailed 72 hours prior to event. 


Micro Business: 

An important Component of a Strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program
Mining companies have historically done well on following and reporting on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Principles, namely:
·         Implementing and maintaining a sound system of corporate governance;
·         Implementing risk management strategies based on valid data and sound science;
·         Seeking continual improvement of their health and safety as well as environmental performance;
·         Contributing to the social, economic and institutional development of the communities in which they operate; and
·         Implementing effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangement with all stakeholders.
An important element of a sound CSR program that is often over looked is the integration of sustainable development considerations within the corporate decision-making process. This presentation is a case study on how establishing a Micro-Business program can greatly augment any CSR framework and why these programs can long survive the cessation of mining operations.​

René Marion, Mining Executive 
Mr. Marion has over 30 years of diversified management and senior technical experience with resource industry expertise in operations, mineral exploration, and mine development, along with a successful history of corporate development. Mr. Marion was most recently President, CEO and Director of AuRico Gold Inc. International experience includes operations; feasibility studies (12); mine construction (9); and due diligences and acquisitions; in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North and South America.  Mr. Marion is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Richmont Mines Inc. and Director of Guyana Goldfields Inc.  He has a Bachelor of Science Engineering in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.

​​​The next CIM Toronto Branch events are:

  • 18th Annual CIM Toronto / CMP Frank Grieco Memorial Golf Tournament on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Glen Abbey Golf Club 
  • Networking Luncheon with a guest speaker on Thursday, September 21, 2017 
  • 4th Annual Rocks & Stocks Professional Development Series – come join us on Thursday, October 19 for a full day of learning, interaction and networking on Shaking Up Our Industry: Being Smart This Time. This will be followed by the 11th Annual Grubstake Networking Event. Register today by clicking here.
  • Networking Luncheon with a guest speaker on Thursday, November 16, 2017 
  • Networking Luncheon with a guest speaker on Thursday, December 14, 2017

To become a 2017 CIM Toronto Branch Member:

  • Click here & scroll down and click Add Cart under Toronto Branch ($44.25 + taxes = $50.00) and finalize the purchase.
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For more information on CIM Toronto Branch, please contact

Irene Gosende Seeney, Membership Committee Chair, at


CIM Toronto Branch Luncheon

Networking, Learning, Brainstorming and, of course, Lunch!


Micro Business: An Important

Component of a Strong Corporate

Social Responsibility (CSR) Program




CIM Toronto Branch

Luncheon Sponsors