Ontario Mine Rescue TAC

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


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

Previous Projects and Issues:

  • Participated in CROSH research into Fitness in Mine Rescue
  • Participated in research on Team Communications During Dynamic, Non-routine Situations with York University
  • Supported heat stress research with University of Ottawa
  • Developed a Refuge Station Guideline, an Emergency Response Risk Assessment Tool, and other advisory products


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