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To apply for membership to the YMP Vancouver Chapter click on the above "Request Membership" and you will be redirected to the YMP Vancouver LinkedIn Group where you can apply. 

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Young Mining Professionals (YMP) was founded in Vancouver in 2007 by Rohan Hazelton, Scott Jeffery and Greg Smith, and has grown to include chapters in Toronto, Montreal and London.  YMP is an international association of mining professionals that share the goal of advancing the global profile and leadership of the mining and exploration industry. YMP was established to assist participants in obtaining the skills, support and knowledge to successfully advance their careers, develop a network of contacts within the industry, and identify career and mining-related investment opportunities. YMP facilitates these objectives through topical networking, guest speaker and social events organized throughout the year.




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Innovation in mining today  ymp panel discussion             2018 cim convention

YMP is pleased to partner with CIM in hosting a breakfast panel discussion on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, with the following distinguished young leaders in the mining industry:

  • Stephen de Jong (Chairman, Integra Resources Corp.)

    Stephen de Jong holds 10 years’ experience in the mining industry and is currently the Chairman of Integra Resources, Director of GFG Resources and recently became the CEO of VRify, a Vancouver-based tech start-up which is using technology to reinvent how companies engage with their stakeholders and investors. In 2012, at the age of 28, Stephen was appointed CEO of Integra Gold, a Quebec-focused junior exploration company. Over a five year period, Stephen built and led a team who successfully raised over $150 million in challenging market conditions while growing the business from a $10 million exploration company through to its $590 million sale to Eldorado Gold in July 2017. Stephen's influence and passion for helping shape the next generation of exploration and mining was demonstrated through Integra Gold’s $1 million Gold Rush Challenge held in 2016, and as co-host, alongside Goldcorp of #DisruptMining 2017. Stephen was born and raised in BC, has a commerce degree from Royal Roads University and currently lives in Vancouver with his wife and two young daughters.


  • Kendra Johnston (President and Director, Independence Gold Corp.)

    Kendra Johnston is the President of Independence Gold and an active volunteer member of the mineral exploration community. Over the past 10 years, she has overseen Independence Gold’s exploration and corporate development programs, built relationships with various stakeholders, and managed the land, environment and health and safety programs. Prior to joining Independence, Kendra was the Investor Relations Manager and Geologist with Atna Resources and a Geological Assistant with the BC Geological Survey. In her spare time, she is the Vice Chair of the Board of AME and Past Chair of AME’s Roundup Conference, a Director of the Yukon Chamber of Mines, a founding Director of Below BC and a Director of Yukon WIM. She is also an avid figure skating enthusiast and an Official with Skate Canada. Kendra is a registered Professional Geologist in British Columbia and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Queen’s University.


  • Elizabeth McGregor (Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Tahoe Resources Inc.)

    Elizabeth McGregor is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and, prior to her current assignment, served as Tahoe Resources’ VP Treasurer. She directs financial planning, corporate liquidity, financial reporting and risk management. Prior to joining Tahoe Resources, she worked at Goldcorp where she held various financial roles including Director of Project Finance and Cost Control; Administration Manager at the Peñasquito mine; and Director of Risk. Elizabeth began her career at KPMG as Audit Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours, from Queen’s University at Kingston.


  • Dan O’Flaherty (President and CEO, Maverix Metals Inc.)

    Dan O’Flaherty co-founded Maverix Metals in 2016. He has over 10 years of investment banking and Executive Officer experience in the mining industry. Dan is currently an Executive and Director of Anthem United, and prior to that was an Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Esperanza Resources. He was a director in the investment banking team of Scotia Capital in Vancouver focused exclusively on the metals and mining sector where he specialized in providing advice to clients on acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and hostile takeover defenses, as well as on equity and debt financings. Dan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with honours, from the University of British Columbia.

The breakfast event will be held at 8:00am on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre as part of the 2018 CIM Convention.

CIM is also providing YMP members who are interested in registering for the 2018 CIM Convention with a discounted registration fee by using the promo code: YMP2018. Registration for the 2018 CIM Covention includes a ticket for the YMP breakfast panel discussion.

To register for the breakfast panel discussion:

  1. Visit;

  2. Select “Non-CIM Member Delegate – Register Here”

  3. Create an account, or sign-in using your existing account;

  4. Enter your name and contact information;

  5. Select “Social Events – Tickets Only” as your registration option;

  6. Select the “Young Mining Professionals’ Breakfast”; and

  7. Enter your payment details.


Women Who Rock - Connecting Women with Mining Industry Leaders

Women Who Rock is proud to present its flagship event Auction for Action in Vancouver! Network with industry CEOs and bid on one of 10 celebrated leaders to take your career to the next level. Proceeds from the auction support The Minerva Foundation, BC.


Register at:

May 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver



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PAST Events

December 14, 2017: YMP Annual Christmas Lunch at the Vancouver Club

August 17, 2017:  YMP Distinguished Speaker Event with Lukas Lundin

May 4, 2017:  YMP Distinguished Speaker Event with Eira Thomas

February 9, 2017:  YMP Lunch & Learn – Core Themes in Canadian Aboriginal Law: Relevant to the Mining Sector - Presented by Tom Isaac of Cassels Brock

December 15, 2016:  YMP Annual Christmas Lunch at the Vancouver Club

June 23, 2016:  YMP Distinguished Speaker Event with David Garofalo

December 16, 2015:  YMP Annual Christmas Lunch at the Vancouver Club

October 29, 2015:  Rock-Toberfest Event with Oxygen Capital Corp. in Support of Home Start

September 10, 2015:  YMP Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Northlands

June 23, 2015:  YMP Distinguished Speaker Event with Dr. Mark O’Dea

December 18, 2014:  YMP Annual Christmas Lunch at the Vancouver Club

July 7, 2014:  YMP Pro-Am Golf Tournament at UBC Golf Course

May 20, 2014:  YMP Distinguished Speaker Event with Bob Quartermain at Hy’s Encore

December 20, 2013:  YMP Annual Christmas Lunch at the Vancouver Club

July 26, 2013:  YMP Pro-Am Golf Tournament at UBC Golf Course

May 22, 2013:  YMP Distinguished Speaker Event with Randy Smallwood at Hy’s Encore

October 30, 2012:  YMP Lunch & Learn – Understanding and Responding to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (US) and Similar Legislation
(Presented by Suzanne Schulz of KPMG LLP) at the Offices of McMillan LLP

July 27, 2012:  YMP Pro-Am Golf Tournament at UBC Golf Course

June 12, 2012:  YMP Lunch & Learn – Navigating the Environmental Assessment Process (Presented by Robin Junger of McMillan LLP) at the Offices of McMillan LLP

May 24, 2012:  YMP Distinguished Speaker Event  with Ron Thiessen at Hy’s Encore

December 22, 2011:  YMP Annual Christmas Lunch at the Vancouver Club

November 17, 2011:  YMP Distinguished Speaker Event  with Don Lindsay at Hy’s Encore

February 17, 2011:  YMP Distinguished Speaker Event  with Chuck Jeannes at Hy’s Encore

December 15, 2010:  YMP Annual Christmas Lunch at the Vancouver Club

November 12 - 14, 2010:  Homes for Hope (Ensenada, Mexico)

December 21, 2009:  YMP Annual Christmas Lunch at the Vancouver Club

May 21, 2009:  YMP Distinguished Speaker Event  with Ross Beaty at Hy’s Encore

November 13, 2008:  YMP Distinguished Speaker Event  with Don Lindsay at Gotham Steakhouse

September 25, 2008:  YMP Distinguished Speaker Event  with Terry Lyons at Gotham Steakhouse

July 17, 2008:  YMP Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Riverway

March 13, 2008:  Monte Carlo Night at the Vancouver Club

November 8, 2007:  YMP Distinguished Speaker Event  with Ian Telfer at Gotham Steakhouse

July 5, 2007:  YMP Golf and Networking Event at Northlands

March 16, 2007:  YMP Inaugural Networking Dinner at Vancouver Club





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