Established through an act of the BC Legislature in 1901 to represent the interests of BC's mining industry, the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) is one of the oldest industry associations in the province. MABC represents the collective needs and interests of operating coal, metal and industrial mineral mining companies. In doing so, it has come to be regarded as the predominant voice of mining in British Columbia.
Mining is an essential part of the provincial economy and keeping it there is one of the primary goals of the MABC. Public and political attitudes figure prominently in the activities of the association. We liaise with government legislators, lobby for regulatory advancement and publicly promote the economic and social value of mining. We are tireless in our efforts to keep the interests of our members and the value of mining forefront in the minds of those who need to know. Our job is to help clear the public and political paths essential to our industry's future growth and development.
The Mining Association of BC also provides our member companies with a wide variety of services such as: participation in key government/industry committees, updates on regulatory change, access to meetings that provide the opportunity to exchange information among members, joint industry action on issues of common concern, and the availability of staff expertise on the areas of greatest interest.