The Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (QMEA) is a non-profit organization that represents players in Quebec’s mining sector.

The Association was founded in 1975 to increase mining exploration in Quebec and support the development of mining entrepreneurship in Quebec. Today, QMEA represents 1,200 individual members and 200 corporate members.


QMEA has a mission to promote sustainable, responsible exploration for mineral resources in Quebec and their vital place in Quebec’s economy.


QMEA’s future vision is to become the benchmark in mining exploration expertise and responsible development in Quebec.


More than 40 years ago, the Association des prospecteurs du Québec saw the opportunity to stimulate exploration truly specific to Quebec. Now, under the name Quebec Mineral exploration Association, all players in Quebec’s mining sector rally around similar issues that remain just as relevant today.

Mining exploration in Quebec 40 years ago

of Directors

QMEA is headed by a board of directors consisting of 15 elected members who represent operating sectors linked to mining exploration.

  • Mathieu Savard, Minière Osisko
    Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Gino Roger, Exploration Midland
    Vice-Chairman of the Board
  • Ingrid Martin
    Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Top row: Frank Mariage, Fasken – Julien Davy, Tarku Resources Ltd. – François Goulet, Harfang Exploration inc. – Joseph de la Plante, Redevances Aurifères Osisko Ltée – Brigitte Dejou, Exploration LaSalle – Jean-Sébastien Lavallée, Corporation Éléments Critiques – Patrick Vena, BFL Canada Risques et Assurances inc. – François Bouchard, Corporation Canadian Malartic – Denis Vaillancourt, Mines Agnico Eagle

Bottom row :
Marie-Carmen Vera, Wemindji zExploration inc. – Gino Roger, Exploration Midland – Mathieu Savard, Minière Osisko – Ingrid Martin, Chef de la direction financière – Isabelle D’Amours, Géo Solutions Données GDS inc.

Absent from photo : Michel Fontaine, Albert Mining inc.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting is the opportunity to elect representatives to the Board of Directors.

*All activities are in french – Be in the heart of the action and apply for one of the 8 positions to be filled.
In order to apply, you must complete the nomination form and send it to us before October 11th 2019, 4 pm by email to

The AGM will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 4:15 pm, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth
To learn more, click here



Joanie Caron

Project Manager certification

T : 819 762-1599 #2223 Email
Katy Larouche

Administrative Support and Member Relations

T : 819 762-1599 #2225 Email

Project Director

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Executive Director

T : 819 762-1599 #2224 Email



QMEA has a mission to promote sustainable, responsible exploration for mineral resources in Quebec and their vital place in Quebec’s economy.

Membership and fees

Directory of corporate members

You will soon be able to view the list and contact information of member companies of the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association.

Available soon