MiHR Team

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​Ryan Montpellier

Executive Director

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Ryan Montpellier is a recognized leader in the area of mining labour market and HR issues and challenges. Since his appointment in 2008, he leads all activities of MiHR and represents the Council publicly. He is a past recipient of the Canadian Institute of Mining - Young Leadership Award, the International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill award and is also a past Distinguished Lecturer for the CIM. Ryan is a long-standing staff member of the Council, initially joining as a project manager and serving as the Council’s Director of Operations. Prior to joining MiHR, he held various leadership positions with high-tech companies in the Ottawa region. Ryan holds a number of degrees including an MBA and a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. 


Dana Imbeault

Director of Operations

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Dana Imbeault is responsible for the day-to-day management, coordination, and supervision of the operational, financial, and administrative activities of MiHR. In addition, Dana leads a team in the ongoing implementation of MiHR’s Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP), ensuring its success in meeting the requirements of the industry. Dana also provides oversight and guidance on the implementation of MiHR’s Mining Essentials Program: An Essential Skills and Work Readiness Program for Aboriginal Peoples.

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Alana Hamilton

Manager of Finance

Alana Hamilton handles all of MiHR’s financial and accounting matters. Alana has applied her expertise to a number of financial positions such as Financial Services Coordinator for the Royal Canadian Mint, and Financial Analyst for Alcatel Canada. She holds a Certificate of Accounting from Algonquin College and has completed several Certified General Accountants (CGA) modules.


Pascale Larouche

Senior Program Manager, Mining Essentials

Pascale Larouche leads the continued expansion of the Mining Essentials Program through engaging partnerships. Her focus is to increase the participation of Aboriginal peoples in the mining industry and assist in building a work-ready and safety conscious Aboriginal workforce.  


Jamie Wolcott

Senior Labour Market Economist

Jamie Wolcott is responsible for the continuous intellectual development of MiHR's labour market research and forecasting for Canada’s mining industry. He has collaborated with numerous industry stakeholders across the country and has been a key contributor to several of MiHR's research projects. His focus is to identify and understand the primary challenges and opportunities facing in the mining labour market in Canada.


Courtnay Hughes

Manager of HR Research

Courtnay Hughes leads strategic research on human resources and workforce challenges facing the mining sector. In addition, Courtnay manages the development of mining career information tools and resources to increase workforce diversity. Courtnay is active in a number of national and regional mining industry committees and projects focused on increasing diversity and building HR capacity.


Lindsay Forcellini

Manager of Marketing and Communications

Lindsay Forcellini’s background in journalism and passion for storytelling make her well suited to manage MiHR’s communications and branding initiatives. Lindsay grew up in a small mining town and calls northern Ontario home.


Sarah Gauen

Manager of Diversity Initiatives

Sarah Gauen is a subject matter expert responsible for creating and implementing projects that work to promote inclusion in all aspects of mining operations. She also collaborates with the research team to conduct and manage research activities that touch on underutilised talent, diversity and inclusion in the sector.


Lorry Fortin

Program Manager, Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP)

Lorry Fortin has a key role in the successful implementation and maintenance of the program. Lorry collaborates with the team at MiHR and stakeholders across Canada to continuously promote certification within the mining industry.


Sarah Zahid

Labour Market Economist

Sarah Zahid is responsible for contributing to various research projects. She works with other research team members to continuously improve and develop MiHR's labour forecasting models. Her focus is on supporting the data and analytics needs of the Labour Market Information team.


Taylor-Faith Mundee

Office Administrator

Taylor-Faith Mundee is responsible for a diverse set of administrative tasks along with providing support to all teams throughout the office on various ongoing projects.