The BC Natural Resources Forum has grown over the past 21 years to become Western Canada's largest multi-sector resource conference bringing First Nations, Government, and the Natural Resource Sector together to discuss opportunities, innovative solutions and success stories. 

January 14-16, 2025 | Prince George, BC

22nd Annual BC Natural Resources Forum

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Chief Dolleen Logan, Lheidli T’enneh First Nation

Welcome everyone to our unceded territory, our home community of Prince George and the 2024 BC Natural Resources Forum. I am incredibly pleased the hosts of the BCNRF, C3 Alliance, have chosen the theme ‘Shaping Tomorrow: BC’s Resource Sector and Future Generations’ for this year’s program. I know that our Lheidli T’enneh youth are our future and I believe this applies to all First Nations and all communities. I also know that that one of the keys to success will be to work together, as partners. By developing strong partnerships between industry, governments, First Nations, and communities we can assure our youth that they will have sustainable legacy upon which to chase their dreams and live their lives to the fullest. Enjoy your time in our territory and in our home community. I look forward to seeing you all during the 2024 BCNRF!

Hon. David Eby, Premier of British Columbia

Natural resources are foundational to our province and the backbone of many local economies across British Columbia. We know that a strong natural resource sector is key to building a cleaner, stronger economy with good jobs and opportunities around the province.

The 2024 BC Natural Resources Forum brings people together to take on the challenges and seize the incredible opportunities facing the natural resource sector right now. 
We need everyone at the table for this important work, including natural resources companies, community members, and First Nations leadership, along with municipal, provincial, and federal governments. It’s our shared responsibility to make sure a strong, sustainable natural resource sector is part of B.C.’s future.  

My team and I look forward to participating in the 2024 BC Natural Resources Forum. By continuing our work together, we are building a stronger, cleaner future for everyone.    

Sarah Weber, P.Geo., President and CEO, C3 Alliance and Forum Advisory Committee Chair of the BC Natural Resources Forum

It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I welcome you to the 21st Annual BC Natural Resources Forum (BCNRF), hosted on the traditional territories of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation this January 2024. As the Chair of the Forum Advisory Committee, I am thrilled to be part of this transformative gathering under the theme: “Shaping Tomorrow: BC's Resource Sector and Future Generations.”

BCNRF stands as a testament to the power of collaboration, synergy, and a sustainable legacy. We bring together First Nations, Government, and the B.C. Resource Sector on a non-partisan platform, fostering collaboration and meaningful partnerships. 

We recognize the critical importance of interconnected decision-making and are committed to forging meaningful partnerships across diverse sectors. This year, we focus on harnessing these connections to create a lasting positive impact, not just for our generation but for those yet to come.

Simon Pascoe, General Manager BC Works, Rio Tinto

At Rio Tinto BC Works, we proudly produce aluminium to the highest internationally recognised standard for responsible environmental, social and governance practices, driving decarbonisation and enabling the clean energy transition. Over the last year, BC Works has invested in our people, our relationships, our assets, and equipment, enabling us to complete the restart of our smelter to full operational capacity. This was a significant milestone for our team as it had been five years since we achieved this operational level, bringing everyone involved a great sense of pride. This milestone is not only pivotal in itself but acts as a turning point for how we will continue to work together - today, tomorrow and into the future.

We welcome you to join us for a keynote address by Andrew Czornohalan, Rio Tinto BC Works Director of Energy and Watershed Partnerships, who will discuss the company’s achievements, innovative partnerships, commitment to climate action, as well as Rio Tinto’s pledge to future growth and a sustainable legacy.  We are the industries of today and it is our responsibility to find better ways to provide the materials the world needs for tomorrow.

We look forward to interacting with you at our booth, where we will dive deep into relevant topics surrounding the current state of the British Columbia resource sector, where its roots lie and where it is headed.
At Rio Tinto BC Works ( we have set our sights on achieving ambitious goals to become a company that northern communities and First Nations are proud to host, and that British Columbians identify as a solid pillar of the economy. I would like to acknowledge and offer appreciation to external partners in our host communities including the First Nations that work and live alongside us.

We look forward to seeing you and hope you enjoy the BC Natural Resources Forum.
Rio Tinto BC Works team


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