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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 Statement on the 2023 Federal Budget

VICTORIA, BC – Kevin Telmer, Executive Director of the Victoria BC-based non-profit Artisanal Gold Council, released the following statement upon the release of the 2023 Federal Budget: “We are encouraged by the important place that critical minerals hold in the federal budget as a top-line priority item. By committing to invest in the development of […]

Thoughts on PDAC 2023 and AGC Goes to Ottawa

I entered the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s front entrance not knowing what to expect. I started my work with the Artisanal Gold Council in mid-January 2023 and was told that we would have a booth (in partnership with the planetGOLD programme) at PDAC 2023, referred to as “the largest mining conference in the world that welcomes […]

AGC signs declaration of responsibility and sustainability principles with gold industry leaders

Artisanal Gold Council Executive Director Dr. Kevin Telmer signed a Declaration of Responsibility and Sustainability Principles along with other gold industry leaders at the LBMA/LPPM Global Precious Metals Conference in Lisbon on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 The declaration, announced at the LBMA/LPPM Global Precious Metals Conference in Lisbon, formally expresses a unified commitment by a breadth […]

Gold organisations sign global responsibility, sustainability declaration

While there has been significant progress in addressing environmental, social and governance concerns in the gold sector through initiatives and performance standards, the broader industry has, for the first time, declared a collective statement of awareness and intent.   Read more…

AGC’s planetGOLD projects in Mongolia and the Philippines hold second combined PSC meeting in Manila on

Artisanal Gold Council’s planetGOLD projects in Mongolia and the Philippines held their second combined Project Steering Committee meeting in Manila on Sept. 22-23, 2022.  The two projects are funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and executed by the AGC.  […]

Artisanal Gold Council team attending PDAC conference to highlight the importance of artisanal gold mining sector to jobs and environment, and to explain planetGOLD projects

Artisanal Gold Council Executive Director Dr. Kevin Telmer led a team from AGC’s Victoria, B.C., headquarters to represent the Artisanal Mining sector at PDAC, the world-leading mineral exploration and mining convention in Toronto, Canada. At the convention, which runs from June 13-15 for in-person attendees (June 28-29 online), AGC staff hosted a booth where they […]