About CIMF

Welcome to the CIM Foundation website. 

CIMF was founded in 1972 to fundraise and generate funds ..‘to create and support a strong program of educational and charitable activities directed towards improving the contribution of the Canadian mineral industry to the progress and well being of Canada’ (from the CIMF Letters of Patent, October 10, 1972).  

To this end, the Foundation solicits support from the community and redirects these funds to specific projects and activities that benefit the mining industry.  These projects include educational and promotional endeavors, many of which can also be enjoyed by members of the general public.