SAMSSA Associate Members
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Established in 2009, Cambrian Innovates is Cambrian College’s research development arm. Our mission is to create an environment of partnership, development and learning that will benefit our industry partners, students, faculty and our community. Located in Sudbury inside the College’s Glencore Centre for Innovation, partners have access to more than 350 highly skilled staff and faculty, as well as students from more than 80 programs from Cambrian College.
Cambrian Innovates works with businesses small and large to improve performance, education and training, and the economic and social development of our region. Collaboration underlies all we do. We bring together industry, funding partners and Cambrian faculty and students to provide market solutions for current business challenges.
These partnerships are beneficial for everyone. The students receive paid working experience to put on their resumes. Faculty keeps their industry-specific skills and knowledge current. Industry connects with bright upcoming workers and solves problems with fewer wasted resources. Everyone wins!
The future for Cambrian Innovates is brighter than ever. Ranked among Canada’s top 50 applied research colleges in 2014, we continue to act as a catalyst for innovation in order to enhance our community.
Cambrian Insurance is an independently owned property & casualty brokerage firm based in Sudbury. In business since 1965, we specialize in Personal and Commercial Insurance, with other divisions specializing in niche liability and individual life and disability coverage. Group benefits packages and a range of financial products round out our product offering.Cambrian has a network of eight offices and representatives which/who cover the North. We have three offices in the Sudbury area. In addition, there are retail locations in North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, West Nipissing, Cochrane and Kapuskasing.
Contact: James Smith
Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI)
The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) directs and coordinates step-change innovation in the areas of exploration, deep mining, integrated mine engineering, environment and sustainability for the metal mining industry. With a seasoned team of program directors, CEMI identifies, assesses and manages industry-focused applied research & development projects that extend from geology and engineering to the natural sciences. We recognize innovation is a three-phase process: research, development and implementation (R & D, I). With implementation, we turn innovative ideas into best practices.
Contact: Shannon Katary
Collège Boréal – Les Entreprises « Boréal »
Recognized as Canada’s mid-market industry leader with roots dating back more than 80 years, Collins Barrow is the 8th largest public accounting network in the country. At Collins Barrow, we understand that the mining sector has its own set of opportunities and challenges. Our assurance, tax and transaction professionals work to understand these issues and devise the right solutions for companies within the mining supply and service industry.
We have extensive experience in providing accounting, transaction, tax and valuation advice at all phases of a company’s business. Active and connected in Northern Ontario’s vibrant community, we are the trusted advisors of choice in an industry that is essential for Canada’s continuing prosperity.
Collins Barrow SNT, unearthing the possibilities.
Crocodile Printing and Signs
Since 1988, Crocodile Printing and Signs has been providing printing solutions to the mining and construction industry. We are experienced. Our knowledgeable staff are capable of handling any sized job, large or small. Our in house capabilities set us apart. Whether it’s offset printing, vehicle wraps, signs, banners, tradeshow displays, digital printing, rubber stamps, t-shirts, stencils, lamacoids, reflectives, design or multimedia, you name it, we can help. With everything done in house under one roof, not only will you save time but money too. We are fully equipped with new and up-to-date equipment in order to provide our customers with fast, efficient and effective services at a price that can’t be beat.
We print direct to steel, plywood, paper, fabrics, aluminum, cardboard, plastics, glass, and ceramics. We print with thermochromatic, oxidizing, vegetable, invisible, oil, dye-sublimation, micr, toner, latex and UV curing inks. We grommet, engrave, imprint, hot brand, wrap, cut, laminate, heat transfer, stamp and coat. We print, and a whole lot more…..
Visit our website, drop us a line, fire off an email, drop in… we would be happy to help.
We put your mark, where you want it, when you need it
Desjardins Business Centre
DiBrina Sure Group
Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
Greater Sudbury Utilities
Companies in our Family:
Greater Sudbury Utilities
Greater Sudbury Hydro
Green Economy North
KPMG Enterprise serves hundreds of private companies in Northern Ontario, providing each with one-on-one personalized service. Our professionals are an integrated team of advisors; a team that seeks to continually understand the challenges and opportunities facing private companies locally, across the country and around the world. From tax planning and financing your business, to managing your growth and measuring your results, KPMG Enterprise has accomplished professionals to help address your issues. We believe this is why we are a Canadian leader in audit market share per the RoB Private 350 list.Our dedication to the Mining industry is evidenced by KPMG’s Global Mining Network, our support of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and our Annual Mining Executive Forum. Our network acts as a point of access to the knowledge that member firms can offer locally and around the world. Our Canadian Mining Centers are based in Toronto and Vancouver. These Centers play a key role in developing thought leadership and a worldwide focus. KPMG Enterprise Advisors cover Northern Ontario through offices located in North Bay, Sudbury, Elliot Lake and Sault Ste. Marie. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We have 140,000 outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in 146 countries.
Contact: Brian A. Killah
Laurentian University – Goodman School of Mines
Expand interdisciplinary majors and minors, thereby enhancing the skills of future professionals in mineral exploration and mining, in areas such as occupational health and safety, Indigenous relations, mining management and finance;
- Drive the creation of executive programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in modular, short-course or distance education formats, and other delivery mechanisms as opportunities may arise;
- Formalize new provincial, national and international alliances with other post-secondary institutions, including an International Network of Schools of Mines with Laurentian serving as a major hub;
- Double enrolment in mining related programs by 2020.
Lloyd Research Group Inc
Lloyd Research Group, based in Sudbury, is Microsoft’s only business solutions Partner located in Northern Ontario. Specializing in business information systems consulting and over 25 years of experience, Lloyd Research Group aims to make business processes simpler and more user friendly with key solutions in the areas of:
• Accounting, field service and sales force automation solutions
• Powerful Quality Health and Safety (QHSA) management
• Self-serve web portals including: customer service and partner (agent) portals
Their expertise lies in designing business management solutions and bringing simplicity to the selection and implementation process. Their goal is maximizing productivity as well as return on investment for their customers when making strategic technology purchases. LRGI are experts who use a proven approach to the selection and implementation of solutions for small to medium sized businesses which allows them to function more effectively and realize better results while growing to new heights. LRGI will help you to manage your risk while scaling up your operations.
Known for excellence in customer service and certified as a Microsoft Dynamics partner, LRGI helps customers choose the right accounting (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. Lloyd Research Group has the right solutions for your business and will help you find them.
Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC)
MIRARCO (Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation) has been developing innovative solutions for the mining industry and its challenges. It is a not-for-profit corporation that operates with support from the private and public sectors. The driving force behind MIRARCO is a dedicated workforce made up of experienced professionals and students at all levels of post-secondary education. Through our unique position as a hybrid organization, combining academic and professional dynamics, we help advance innovative and applied research.
MIRARCO is engaged in five core research domains:
- Geohazard Assessment and Risk Mitigation (GRC)
- Mining Safety Research and Risk Management (MSR)
- Ventilation and Production Optimization (VPO)
- Energy, Renewables and Carbon Management (ERCM)
- Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Communities (OCCIAR)
Northern Ontario Exports Program
As a Northern Ontario-based program, we are pleased to announce another intake of Export Marketing Assistance (EMA) funding for companies engaged in export marketing and sales activities. With more than half of the firms in Northern Ontario stating access to new markets, both internationally and domestically, as a top priority for growth, this program is specifically designed to increase the global reach of your products and services.As part of the Northern Ontario Exports Program proudly supported by FedNor and The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, Ontario’s North Economic Development Corporation has developed the Export Marketing Assistance program as a means to ‘kick open the doors’ to new global markets for the innovative products and services of Northern Ontario’s mining supply and services sector and companies from other sectors looking to export or dramatically increase their export potential.
If you are serious about growing the export potential of your business, this program provides timely financial assistance to help you engage international and out of province clients in an increasingly complex global market, expand your marketing reach outside of Northern Ontario and solidify revenue streams from a broader geographic customer base.
For more information regarding the Northern Ontario Exports Program and the Export Marketing Assistance, please contact Scott Rennie, Project Manager via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone (705) 674-4455 x4403
Near North Customs Brokers
Near North Customs Brokers Inc. (formerly George A. Gray Customs Brokers Limited) has been serving the needs of the mining and trades community for more than half a century. Our focus is on a full range of trade-related services required by companies involved in international transport, from import & export Customs Brokerage to Air & Ocean Freight Forwarding services to export document preparation.
North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce
North Heritage Reality (Royal Lepage)
Specializes in Industrial and commercial property and building sales. All segments of industrial and commercial work.Ed Mallette has been a practicing broker and real estate agent in Sudbury since 1962, specializing in commercial real estate. He was a founding partner of Mallette-Goring Real Estate and since 1998 has been affiliated with Royal Lepage North Heritage Realty. He is also a current CCIM member.
Contact: Ed Mallette
Northern Ontario Business
PBL Insurance Limited
We have a unique footprint across Ontario. Our regional offices are strategically placed to serve our clients in all the major provincial centres, and provide the best insurance solutions to meet the requirements of our local, national and international clients. We see ourselves as providing just the right fit for virtually all business insurance requirements. Our clients are successful business owners or executives. They are not insurance experts. They rely on our specialists to help them define their operational exposures. Together we develop long-term solutions that support their objectives. We have the resources and responsiveness to manage any corporate risk, combined with the dependability of an established private company. Core values of service excellence and expert guidance, and our personable approach, have enabled us to move beyond ordinary business relationships. We are a true Value Added Partner.
At PBL, we intend to be around for another 100 years. Investment in advanced technologies and recruitment of top talent allow us to continually enhance our operations. Management at all levels is engaged, directing our growth and continually analyzing the latest developments in unstable economic conditions. Our entrepreneurial and nimble spirit and our dedication protect our clients, and ensure our future as a respected leader in the industry.
PROVIX is Canada’s leading supplier of equipment and vehicle camera safety systems to the Mining industry.
PROVIX enhances vision through the deployment of technologically advanced camera systems. Camera systems that can include thermal vision, remote viewing capability, wireless recording, programmed and triggered event monitoring, night vision and safer, more productive operations in drilling, mucking, hauling, blasting, tramming, loading and rescue operations.
PROVIX Inc. manufactures, assembles and installs custom camera systems for all mining applications– from wireless remote video systems and safety cameras for mining equipment to loading pocket, chute, breaker, bin and conveyor monitoring.
PROVIX can provide cost-effective analogue or digital camera systems that through vision enhancement offer a safer, more productive operating environment.
Remote video systems are used for scoops, loaders, LHDs and drill rigs. They provide remarkably clear video for mucking, drilling and bolting while allowing operators to remain out of harm’s way.
Loading pocket cameras transmit video to haul-truck drivers and control-tower monitors. Remote video systems offer extended run times through integrated battery packs or machine-power connections.
Wireless inspection camera systems can include integrated recording capability and enhanced lighting for stope, brow, pass, bin and drift inspection while viewed from from the safe operator station.
Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre
The Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre is a full service hotel located in the business core of Sudbury. We specialize in corporate conventions and meetings. From one- to- one interview meeting rooms to conventions for over 500, we can tailor our meeting and conventions spaces to suit all your needs.
The Radisson Hotel offers a 24 hour business centre, in-door pool and whirlpool. Complimentary in-door parking, WI FI and guest coin laundry and dry cleaning services. Our on-site Pesto’s restaurant, offers full room service. Complimentary access to our on-site gym and the Worlds Gym.
Guest room amenities include non-smoking rooms, suites, special needs rooms. In room mini refrigerators, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards along with fax/modem ports and complimentary WI Fi.
Complimentary daily newspaper, and free local telephone calls.
Sunwire Inc. is a Sudbury based telecommunication firm that serves companies across North America. We provide our clients with a complete IP telephone solution that was developed by our team in 2010 and since deployed in 300+ offices. Our next generation phone system (PBX) called SolSwitch allows companies to conduct business without borders. We enable companies to significantly reduce monthly telecommunication costs all the while increasing both employee connectivity and telephony functionality.
SolSwitch will interconnect multiple offices spread globally, home workers, cell phones and remote workers in mining camps etc. We specialize in SIP Trunking services which provide business’s with outstanding telephony flexibility and cost savings.
Contact: Alex Levesque
PACE – Partners in Achieving Change Excellence
A company built in Northern Ontario, for Northern Ontario, Partners in Achieving Change Excellence – PACE can help your business maintain its competitive edge and increase profits.
With our 50 years of combined experience in the mining, supply chain, inventory control, and technology sectors, and expertise in Lean, Six Sigma, Change Management and Project Management, we have helped our clients save over $10 million since 2013.
Using world renowned process improvement best practices, PACE will work with you to turn your ideas into reality, helping create efficiencies and re-allocating human resources for maximum impact and profit creation.
In addition to hands on consulting and improvement services, our Lean training and coaching sessions are proven capacity builders:
- Up to a 500% return on investment for the first project in first year of graduation.
- Training sessions vetted through the Canada Ontario Job Grant to provide up to 70% off training packages.
- Northern Ontario manufacturers can receive up to 50% rebate on consulting fees up to $30,000.00. (PACE are
- SMART certified consultants with FedNor.)
PACE is the only Lean training and consulting firm north of Barrie, offering Lean training in an open format in Timmins – Sault Ste. Marie – North Bay – Thunder Bay – Sudbury.
To register for an upcoming Lean training session, or for further information on how PACE can help maximize savings, profits and resources for your company and get the best out of your people, please visit www.yourpace.ca
Westmont Hospitality Group
Westmont Hospitality Group is a diverse collection of over 130 multi brand hotel locations across Canada. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure, out portfolio will have a location to suite your travel requirements. Our hotel locations are designed to match your budget and most importantly exceed your expectations.With highly recognized and respected hospitality brands such as Choice Brand Properties (Comfort Inn and Quality Hotels and Suites), Travelodge, Radisson, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites and Best Western, we have you covered wherever you are traveling. Our hotels can be found in most major cities, close to airports, conference centres, universities, and tourist attractions coast to coast. We offer a full range of services to ensure you will find exactly what you are looking for.
Contact: Maija Holla
Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin
Since 1997, Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin (WPSM) has been supporting economic stability and prosperity within the Districts of Sudbury & Manitoulin by addressing the many factors that impact on the labour market. As the economy shifts and industries grow/decline, so does the supply and demand on the labour market.
At Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin, we are committed to keeping abreast of labour market changes. Information and data from Statistics Canada along with local reports, studies and news articles are used to compile an annual Local Labour Market Planning Report (LLMP). This is supplemented by consultations with key leaders across communities and across sectors.
This information helps us to:
- Identify trends and gaps in the labour and employment markets that impact on our communities and on specific sectors,
- Develop new and innovative partnerships, programs and activities to address current and anticipated (future) needs,
- Identify training needs (through consultations, public meetings, focus groups, surveys and other data sources),
- Explore training options that are available to meet those needs in both the public and private sectors and
- Act as an objective third party at local planning tables and discussions on labour market issues.
National Bank is a dominant and established bank in the Quebec market however its reach and presence in the rest of Canada is targeted at select markets that they are able to best provide its integrated group of comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations, while offering specialized services elsewhere in the world. It is an active player on international markets and, through our subsidiaries, are involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management, as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management.
National Bank offer innovative supply chain solutions to its clients whether it is $100 thousand or over $100 Million. These solutions include such things as a supplier payment program, receivables factoring at traditional bank rates, fuel and foreign exchange hedging that is considered to be best in class. The Bank also recently launched a business transfer financing program to Ontario which caters to those who may be seeking a way to transition their business to children or to those of who are seeking to raise capital to buy a synergistic business but may have limited financial resources.
Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation
Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization funded through Industry Canada and FedNor. Nickel Basin’s objective is to contribute to the success of local Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) by providing funding and advice, to promote economic growth and diversification that creates and maintains jobs in and around the City of Greater Sudbury. We provide financial assistance, in the form of repayable loans, loan guarantees, equity investments, or a combination of all three. If your chartered bank, credit union or Caisse Populaire cannot assist financially or not to the extent you need, Nickel Basin can help. Conversely, businesses that cannot obtain sufficient support from a traditional financial institution but have a viable business plan will be considered. We can assist with Working Capital for inventory and wages as well. Typically, our maximum contribution to any single project is $150,000; The North Eastern Ontario Network allows us to authorize loans of up to $500,000 and can be done on a term loan basis or preferred share issue.
Contact: Rainer Paull
RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
At RBC Dominion Securities, we are here to help you reach the financial goals you’ve been working toward. With a dedicated Investment Advisor, a personalized portfolio approach, and all the strength and resources of RBC, Canada’s largest financial institution, we’ll help you get there.
As our client, you have the peace of mind of knowing that you are part of RBC Dominion Securities, Canada’s leading wealth management firm. You’re also part of RBC, the 12th largest bank in the world based on market capitalization and the fifth largest in North America. By choosing to work with us, you will benefit from the financial stability and strength of a truly global institution. Our clients have the assurance of knowing our firm has one of the highest quality balance sheets and a strong liquidity position, and they are confident in our active approach to risk management.
For over 110 years, families, businesses and foundations have trusted RBC Dominion Securities to help build their wealth, preserve capital in their portfolio and secure their wealth for transferring to the next generation or chosen charities. We look forward to providing these services to you and your family.
Sudbury Credit Union
Sudbury Credit Union is a full service financial institution with a specialized commercial department available to handle all of your commercial account, credit, or other financial needs.
Our core purpose is to be the best at helping customers become financially better off.Due to our structure, our Commercial Banking division offers a truly unique relationship based banking experience. Backed by a strong team of skilled Relationship Managers with industry expertise, we support our clients by providing advisory services and solutions tailored to meet the current and future needs of their businesses including a broad array of lending, deposit and cash management solutions. Through our partners we remain the only bank that can offer true integrated solutions for your business which means that you have access to the experts that you need, when you need them.As Canada’s most international Bank we have helped many mining and mining supply companies grow and expand their operations by supporting their international needs in Latin America and other countries around the world.