Planet TV Studios Unveils “New Frontiers” Documentary Series Featuring the Artisanal Gold Council

Exploring Responsible Gold Mining Practices: Planet TV Studios, Pioneers in Television Production VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, January 3, 2024 / — Planet TV Studios, a prominent producer of innovative television series, proudly announces the launch of its latest documentary series, “New Frontiers,” spotlighting the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), a charitable nonprofit organization headquartered in Victoria, […]

Douglas Kao Appointed as Global Operations Manager at the Artisanal Gold Council

VICTORIA, BC — The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) proudly announces the appointment of Douglas Kao as its new Global Operations Manager. In this pivotal role, Douglas will spearhead the organization’s strategic initiatives, leveraging his extensive expertise in mining engineering, project management, and a steadfast commitment to sustainable development within the artisanal and small-scale gold mining […]

Artisanal Gold Council Urges ASGM Formalization at Historic Canada-Caribbean Summit

The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), while not a formal participant in the CARICOM Summit, wishes to emphasize the importance of supporting the formalization and professionalization of the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector, as leaders from Canada and the Caribbean convene in Ottawa for this historic event. “Canada and the Caribbean are longstanding partners, […]

Dr. Kevin Telmer Ph.D. to Transition from Current Role at the Artisanal Gold Council

VICTORIA, BC – Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) Executive Director Roger Tissot issues the following statement regarding the announcement that Dr. Kevin Telmer Ph.D. will be moving on from the organization: “Today, I would like to share an important announcement regarding the departure of a cherished member of our AGC family. Dr. Kevin Telmer Ph.D., our […]

Artisanal Gold Council delivers support for flood-ravaged areas to planetGOLD Mongolia small-scale gold mining project (WITH PHOTOS)

VICTORIA, BC – Victoria-based charity/nonprofit Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) has sent USD $2000 ($6,896,372 Mongolian Tugriks) as a donation to officials in Mandal Soum, Selenge Province, Mongolia, one of the organizations’ sites where we are installing Mercury Free Processing Systems (MFPS), after learning of massive flooding in the regions. AGC is providing this funding to […]

Artisanal Gold Council Missions to Africa, Mongolia, and the Philippines celebrate progress, highlight work ahead for the small-scale gold sector

Victoria-based charity/nonprofit Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is celebrating three successful missions undertaken by miners and staff during May and June. These missions were conducted to oversee the progress being made to develop mercury-free processing of gold in small-scale gold mining, build new relationships, and provide training and outreach opportunities for program and project staff. During […]

Statement from AGC on Small-Scale Mine Fire in Peru

Victoria, BC – Roger Tissot, Executive Director of the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), Dr. Kevin Telmer, Director of Innovation and Business Development, and Daniel Merino, Peru-based Project Consultant with AGC, released the following statement upon learning of a small- scale mine fire in Peru that killed 27 people: “On May 7, 2023, an electrical short-circuit […]

Artisanal Gold Council Expands and Strengthens Leadership Team with Change in Roles

VICTORIA, BC – The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is excited to announce a change of roles and an expansion of its leadership team. Dr. Kevin Telmer, the current Executive Director and founder of AGC, will be transitioning to the role of Director of Innovation and Business Development. Roger Tissot, the current Deputy Executive Director, will […]

Artisanal Gold Council signs MOU with the Government of Peru

LIMA, PERU – Dr. Kevin Telmer, Executive Director of the Victoria B.C. Canada-based NGO Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), issues the following statement on the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) of the Government of Peru: “Today is a good day for the people of Peru, for […]