Building the future generation of Earth scientists and mining and mineral processing engineers: Hatch sponsors Mining Matters

January 27, 2021



Mississauga, Canada—Hatch is pleased to announce that we have committed to a two-year corporate sponsorship of Mining Matters, a charitable organization dedicated to educating young people to develop knowledge and awareness of Earth sciences, the mining and minerals industry, and their roles in society.

“Metals and minerals are essential to building our modern world and this industry is an important part of Hatch’s heritage,” said Joe Lombard, global managing director, Metals. “By supporting organizations like Mining Matters, we are helping to ensure that there is a new generation that is passionate, knowledgeable, and ready to take on the challenges of the future.”

Mining Matters provides meaningful learning activities, innovative education programs, Indigenous outreach programs, curriculum-linked classroom resources, mentorship, and professional development to students and teachers. They involve youth and equip educators in exploring Earth sciences and the mining and mineral exploration industries.



“Mining Matters develops and implements programs with the help of sponsorships, donations, and in-kind contributions from the mineral exploration, mining, and aggregate industries, communities, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments,” explained Patricia Dillon, President and CEO, Mining Matters. “It is through the commitment of organizations like Hatch that we can raise awareness and knowledge amongst our young people of the opportunities available in the Earth sciences, mining, and mineral processing industries.”

Mining Matters’ teacher training and school programs, Indigenous community education and outreach, and public and partnership programs extend to communities across Canada. Since their inception in 1994, they have reached an estimated 780,000 teachers, students, and members of the public.

“With their focus on building opportunities and capabilities in Indigenous communities, Mining Matters is closely aligned with our corporate goals and initiatives around diversity and inclusion,” added Mike Fedoroff, regional managing director, Western Canada, at Hatch. “It is only through a fully inclusive workforce that we will be able to achieve positive change for our clients, our communities, and the world.”

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For more information, please contact:

Lindsay Janca
Global Director, Public Relations
Tel: +1 905 403 4199

About Mining Matters

Mining Matters is a charitable organization dedicated to educating young people to develop knowledge and awareness of Earth sciences, the minerals industry, and their roles in society. The organization provides current information about rocks, minerals, metals, mining, and the diverse career opportunities available in the minerals industry. Mining Matters offers exceptional educational resources that meet provincial curriculum expectations, created by educators and Earth sciences experts.

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