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885 Dunsmuir Street, 10th Floor
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver is fortunate to have sustainability-forward companies and consultants working in the artisanal gold mining sector. Come and join Fair Trade Vancouver and our speakers to discuss fair trade and its role in the gold supply chain. Format will be short presentations followed up by an open question and answer.

Did you know there are 15 million artisanal and small scale gold miners in the world? Small-scale miners extract between 10-15% of the global gold supply chain, yet make up over 90% of the labour force in gold mining.

Fairtrade gold and precious metals is a ground breaking initiative that offers a lifeline to poor and exploited small-scale miners around the world. It links consumers of jewelry with the source of their purchase.

The evening will include an excellent lineup of speakers who will introduce artisanal small-scale mining (ASM), discuss its role in the gold supply chain and highlight the latest work to improve production practices.

Speakers will include:
Genevieve Ennis Hume – Principal at HUME ATELIER, a Vancouver-based jewelry firm that works extensively in international policy, education and social venture to build sustainable peace-based economies.

Ruby Stocklin-Weinberg – Small Scale and Artisanal Mining Specialist – Her primary research focus is on formalization and development of artisanal mining sectors around the world.

6:00 to 6:30 PM – Arrival, meet and greet and introductions
6:30 PM sharp (no later arrivals) – Starting Time
8:00-8:30 PM – Wrap up


Name: Golden Opportunity?
Date: Monday, April 20th 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Tetra Tech, 885 Dunsmuir Street, 10th Floor, Vancouver BC
Cost: FREE! Open to the public