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, […]

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 […]

Artisanal Gold Council Statement on Burkina Faso Mine Collapse

VICTORIA, BC – Kevin Telmer, Executive Director of the Artisanal Gold Council, released the following statement upon learning about a mine collapse in Burkina Faso: “All of us at the Artisanal Gold Council were saddened to learn about the deaths of nine artisanal gold miners in Burkina Faso’s Tuy province yesterday. Our hearts go out […]