News & Upcoming Events

OCG- Mesoamerica presentations
Mineral Exploration Roundup 2014 and PDAC 2014

Feb 27, 2014
Canadian Mining Abroad: Corporate Social Responsibility

The CIC Vancouver Branch will be hosting an afternoon panel on how Canadian companies in the extractive industries sector can serve as responsible corporate agents in their operations abroad. Community and corporate social responsibility will be discussed. Panelists include Susan Joyce, President, On Common Ground Consultants Inc. Read more (pdf)

Jan 2014
On Common Ground Consultants Inc. (OCG) announce that Susan Joyce and lan Thomson have moved to restructure the company in support of ongoing personal and professional development and growth. Effective January 1, 2014, Susan Joyce has assumed sole ownership of OCG. lan Thomson has moved to pursue independent interests while retaining a relationship with OCG in support of existing clients and contracts. Susan and Ian intend to continue to collaborate wherever the opportunity arises.

SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit
OCG Co-Presenting: Mine Closure – A Process Not an Event
February 23, 2014 | Salt Lake City, Utah

Past Events

On Common Ground President Susan Joyce, or OCG specialists have recently attended:

Mining & Investment Latin America
Susan Joyce presenting, Gisela Legoas moderating
November 18-19, 2013 | Lima, Peru   30% Discount to On Common Ground Clients – Code SPK30

SR Mining 2013
Patricia Dalence (Minera San Cristobal), Michelle Hohn & Ian Thomson presented
Gender Modernity in Mining: A Bolivian Case Study
Rebecca Darling presented Water, Mining & Communities Framework:  Integrating Social & Technical Approached Towards Co-management
November 5-8, 2013 | Santiago, Chile

World Mining Congress 2013
Susan Joyce moderating and Ian Thomson presenting
August 11-15, 2013 | Montreal QUE, Canada

Mine Closure 2013
Ian Thomson presenting
September 14-22, 2013 | Cornwall, UK

CIM Convention 2013
Ian Thomson facilitating a workshop on Gaining & Measuring Your Social License to Operate
May 4 & 5, 2013 | Toronto ON, Canada

May 13-16, 2013| Calgary AB, Canada

Explo Plaza Latina
The Latin American Business Trade Show
Ian Thomson participates on the Sustainable Economic Development in Mining Plenary
February 7, 2013 | Vancouver, BC Canada

Vancouver Resource Investment Conference
Ian Thompson Presenting
Social Due Diligence – Understand Complex Social Dynamics Before you Invest in an Exploration or Mining Company

January 21, 2013 | Vancouver BC, Canada

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Gerens School of Business & Economics Ian Thomson lectured on Stakeholder Engagement and International CSR Frameworks & Protocols November 9 & 10, 2012 | Lima, PeruCanada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business
8th CSR & Risk Mitigation Seminar
Social License: What it is and Its Role in Risk Mitigation Across All Stages of the Mine Life Cycle
Ian Thomson presenting
October 16, 2012 |  Toronto ON CanadaSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2012
Susan Joyce Participates on Partnering with Communities in Order to Maintain our License to Operate Panel
October 8, 2012 | San Antonio, Texas USAContinuing Legal Education (CLE)
Mining and the Aboriginal Interface (Susan Joyce presents)
September 2012 | Vancouver BC CanadaQueens University
Graduate Certificate in Community Relations for the Extractive Industries
Susan Joyce guest lectured on Human Rights & Introduction to Community Research
August 2012 | Kingston, ON CanadaInstitute of Mining Engineers of Peru
Congreso Internacional de Relaciones Comunitarias
Susan Joyce participated in a panel on Professionalizing Community Relations
July  2012 | Lima PeruCanadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
Conference & Exhibition
May 6-9, 2012 |Edmonton, AB CanadaProspectors & Developers Association (PDAC) 2012
Corporate Social Responsibility Event Series
March 4-7, 2012 |Toronto, ON CanadaGlobal Exploration, Mining and Minerals (GEMM) 2020
Sustainability and Responsibility Challenges and Opportunities
April 17 & 18, 2012 |Vancouver, BC CanadaInternational Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)
Human Rights Panel
27 May – 1 June 2012 | Porto, Portugal


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SRMining First International Seminar on Social Responsibility in Mining October 19-21, 2011|Santiago, Chile