Technical Advisory Committee

The WSN Mine Rescue Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provides advice and guidance. The TAC meets four times a year and is comprised of industry volunteers with experience and expertise in mine rescue.

Terms of Reference


The Mine Rescue Technical Advisory Committee promotes the continual improvement of emergency preparedness of Ontario mines by:

  • Providing advice and recommendations on the content of mine rescue training programs;
  • Providing advice and making recommendations regarding mine rescue emergency equipment requirements;
  • Identifying and recommending research projects; and
  • Recommending changes to the mine rescue handbook.

Projects and Issues:

  • Mine rescue in expansive mining
  • Continued focus on competency-based training
  • Continued focus on standardized training


Timmins District Industry Representative:
Chair Iain McKillip, Glencore Kidd Operations 

Active Mine Rescue Volunteers' Representative: 
Vice chair Andre Lefebvre, Glencore, Sudbury INO, Fraser Mine

Algoma District Industry Representative: 
TBD - Representative Change in Progress

Kirkland Lake District Industry Representative: 
TBD – Representative Change in Progress

Onaping District Industry Representative:
Brad Bastien, Glencore Sudbury INO, Fraser Mine

Red Lake District Industry Representative:
Chris Leroux, Red Lake Operations, Evolution Mining

Southern District Industry Representative: 
Jim Ahrens, Compass Minerals, Goderich Mine

Sudbury District Industry Representative: 
Greg MacMillan, Vale Canada Ltd.

Thunder Bay District Industry Representative: 
Gord Paddock, Impala Canada

Ontario Mine Contractors Safety Association Industry Representative: 
Jamie Mortson, McIntyre & Associates

Government Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Representative: 
Shaun Carter 

Mine Rescue Officer Representative:
Jason Leger, Timmins District Mine Rescue Officer

WSN Liasion:
Shawn Rideout, Chief Mine Rescue Officer