MMMII Long Figure Descriptions

Figure 1

Figure 1 outlines the organization structure and interactions between the components of MMMII.  It divides components between the Sub-Activity, Sub-sub Activity, Branch/Lab and Component levels.

At the Sub-Activity Level is MMMII (PAA 1.1.1).

At the Sub-sub Activity Level is Mining Scientific Research and Innovations (PAA and Socio-economic Minerals and Metals Research and Knowledge for Investments and Access to Global Markets (PAA  Both these Sub-Activities engage in information sharing.

At the Branch/Lab Level are CanmetMATERIALS, CanmetMINING (both falling under PAA, Minerals, Metals and Materials Policy Branch (MMMPB), and Minerals Metals and Materials Knowledge Branch (KKKKB) (both falling under PAA Note that CanmetMINING includes facilities on Booth Street (Ottawa), in Bell’s Corners, in Sudbury and in Val d’Or.

At the Component level, falling under CanmetMATERIALS are the Ecomaterials S&T (core and cost-recovery) projects.  Falling under CanmentMINING are the Mineral Processing S&T (core and cost-recovery) projects; the Mineral Extraction S&T (core and cost-recovery) projects; and the Implementation of the CMIC (which is also connected to the MMMPB).  Under MMMPB is Strategic Outreach and Partnerships (SOPD); Sustainable Mining and Materials Policy (SMMPD); and Sectoral Coordination and Planning (SCPD), which interacts with all MMS units.  Under MMMKB is Industry Economics and Taxation (IETD); Industry and Commodity Analysis (ICAD); Minerals and Mining Statistics (MMSD); and S&T Publications and Knowledge Dissemination (STPKDD).

The figure also notes that the relocation and rejuvenation of MTL was formerly PAA of the MMMII Sub-Activity.

Figure 2

Figure 2 shows the size and composition of the Canadian Mining Industry in 2008. It presents an overview of the mining industry process along with overall facts and figures.

The first level of activity is Exploration Activities, undertaken by Juniour and Senior Companies and Prospectors. This leads into Metal mines/concentrators, which in turn leads into Smelters, and then Refineries. The figure notes that Recyclables move between Smelters and Refineries.  Under Refineries there are Semi-fabrication Plants, which in turn lead to Fabrication plants.

Figure 2 notes that there are over 1,400 exploration and mining companies; this is extensive science and technology networks; there are over 3,500 mineral and metal recycling operations; sophisticated financial and legal institutions; and over 3,140 suppliers of equipment, technology and knowledge-based services.  It also provides the following figures: Mineral Exploration - $1.7 billion; Production - $32 billion; GDP - $32 billion; Employment – 307,000; Capital Investment - $10 billion; and Exports - $66 billion.

Figure 3

Figure 3 shows the mining assets of Canadian mining companies outside of Canada in 2009.  Canada’s Global Mining Presence in 2009 was $109 billion.  In the United States; $15 billion. In Latin America and the Caribbean; $56 billion; In Europe; $7 billion. In Africa; $20 billion. In Asia; $6 billion. And in Australia; $5 billion.

Figure 4

Figure 4 is the Logic model for the MMMII Sub-Activity.

The Influences/External Factors affecting the Sub-Activity include:

  1. Significant and Ongoing Contribution of the Minerals and Metals Industry to the Canadian Economy.
  2. Globalization of the Minerals and Metals Industry, Markets and Investment Environment.
  3. Sensitivity of Sector to Fluctuations in Economic Conditions and Exploration/Exploitation Trends.
  4. Highly Competitive Sector, Involves Multiple Stakeholders and is managed by Multiple Jurisdictions.
  5. Fragmented R&D across Minerals and Metals Stakeholders.

Resources for the Sub-Activity include:

  1. A-Base Funding;
  2. Other Base Funding (B/C);
  3. Employee Benefit Plan (EBP);
  4. Major Capital;
  5. Grants and Contributions;
  6. Net Voted Revenue;
  7. FTEs;
  8. Specialized Facilities and Equipment;
  9. Internal Management/Process Improvement.

These resources feed into the various components of the Sub-Activity (Knowledge Branch, Policy Branch, CanmetMINING and CanmetMATERIALS).

Under Programs/Activities are the following:

  1. Collecting, analysing, metals and minerals related data and dissemination;
  2. Fulfilling regulatory responsibilities (e.g. RATS Act, Income Tax Act, Kimberly Process);
  3. Dialogue and collaboration with National and International decision-makers;
  4. Dialogue with Industrial Stakeholders about R&D and Innovation Strategies;
  5. Joint S&T with Industry to develop innovative mining/materials technologies; and
  6. Relocation of Materials Research Laboratory to Hamilton (Note: As of 2011-12, the relocation of CanmetMATERIALS is no longer included in the PAA as a Sub-Sub Activity under the MMMII, as completion of the relocation nears.  However, the relocated and rejuvenated CanmetMATERIALS (box 3.6) is expected to contribute to joint S&T and the development of technologies in partnership with industry and academia (particularly those in Hamilton) under the MMMII.

Under the Outputs for MMMII are the following:

  1. Analyses, surveys, reports, papers, statistics, advice and dissemination materials;
  2. Lab certifications, diamond trade certifications, tax rulings;
  3. Attended and/or hosted conferences and events (national and international);
  4. Meetings with CMIC and Industrial Stakeholder Groups;
  5. Joint S&T Projects and Innovative Mining/Materials Technologies; and
  6. Relocated and rejuvenated CanmetMATERIALS.

A feedback loop exists between the Outputs, Programs/Activities and Resources of the Sub-Activity.

The Immediate Outcomes of MMMII are as follows:

  1. Increased awareness of and access to data/evidence for decision-making;
  2. Strategic partnerships and stronger linkages across different fora (national and international);
  3. Maintained/increased access to global minerals and metals markets;
  4. Greater intersectoral alignment and coordination of Canadian minerals/metals R&D and Innovationl; and
  5. Scientific and Technical Knowledge transferred to stakeholders.

The Intermediate outcomes for the Sub-Activity are as follows:

  1. Adoption/use of sound analysis and evidence-based advice into programs and policies;
  2. Coordinated national and international policies and programs;
  3. More competitive Canadian Investment climate for exploration, mining and processing;
  4. Stronger mining/material innovation system for both industry and government needs; and
  5. Improved mining/materials technologies used by industry.

The Long-Term Outcomes for MMMII are as follows:

  1. Increased investment in and economic value of Canada’s mining, metals and mineral sector; and
  2. Increased productivity and competitiveness of Canadian industry.

Figure 5 (Alignment of elements, branches, activities/outputs and the proposed methods).

This figure displays the evaluation methods as they fit in under the branches/activities of the Sub-Activity.  MMMII was broken into three elements: Knowledge elements, dialogue elements, and S&T elements. The Knowledge and Policy Branches fall under Knowledge and Dialogue, while CanmetMINING and CanmetMATERIALS fall under Dialogue and S&T. Specifically, as under the MMMII Logic Model, this means:

Knowledge Element: Activities number 1 and 2; Outputs 1 and 2.

Dialogue Element: Activities 3 and 4; Outputs 3 and 4.

S&T Element: Activities 5 and 6; Outputs 5 and 6.

The methodologies used for each element were as follows:

Knowledge Element: Document, file and data review; interviews (internal and external); and focused telephone survey.

Dialogue Element: Document, file and data review; interviews (internal and external); and 4 Dialogue case studies (1 for Knowledge Branch activities and 3 for Policy Branch activities).

S&T Element:  Document, file and data review; interviews (internal and external); and 6 S&T case studies (3 CanmetMATERIALS projects and 3 CanmetMINING projects).