2020 Ontario Prospectors Exploration Showcase “Exploration finds Mines!”

Posted Jan.21.2020

Please click here http:/www.ontarioprospectors.com/2020-ontario-prospectors-exploration-showcase-exploration-finds-mines for the 2020 OPES page!


2020 Ontario Prospectors Exploration Showcase

Posted Nov.14.2019

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  The OPES will be held on April 7 & 8 (with set up on Monday, April 6), at the Valhalla Inn, Thunder Bay.  Exhibit and Registration forms will posted shortly!!

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development & Mines – AFRI

Posted Aug.1.2018

AFRI Database Improvements that have been recently implemented please view - 2018 JULY OGS AFRI Database Improvements – Stakeholder Article v3

2017 OPA Award Winner!!!

Posted Jun.25.2018

Congratulations to David Hunt To learn more about Dave, please click here

Junior Exploration Assistance Program (JEAP) 2017

Posted Nov.1.2017

Ontario Prospectors Association Announces 4th Tranche of the Junior Exploration Assistance Program (JEAP)

November 1, 2017:  The Ontario Prospectors Association (OPA) is pleased to announce the 4th Tranche of the Junior Exploration Assistance Program (JEAP) will commence November 1, 2017.  The JEAP is administrated by the OPA and funded by Northern Ontario Heritage Corporation (NOHFC).  The original commitment from NOHFC was $5.0 million to provide up to a maximum of $100,000 exploration rebate (33.33% of expenditures). 

The program to date has assisted companies by supporting 43 projects totaling $2.8 million in rebates.  These projects accounted for  company exploration expenditures of just under $12.0 million.  The projects were completed across the north exploring for various commodities.

The program is focused on supporting the Junior Company explorers with a market capitalization of < $5.0 million.

The 4th tranche will have a final application date of December 15, 2017 with a deadline for proof of funds and commercial liability of December 29, 2017. Field work will be completed by March 30, 2018 and final reporting for funding completed by June 1, 2018.

To see if you qualify for JEAP see Qualifications and dates

JEAP_Guidebook and Forms 2017_I


The Ontario Prospectors Association has moved….

Posted Sep.5.2017

OPA's new address is:

941 Cobalt Crescent, Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 5Z4

Telephone, Fax and Emails remain the same!


Posted Mar.4.2016

Please check back for the next round of funding to be announced at the end of May!!

JEAP: Junior Exploration Assistance Program

Posted Dec.15.2015

The Ontario Prospectors Association has entered into an agreement with NOHFC to provide Junior's funding.  More information to follow when available.

Symposia Notice

Posted Sep.2.2015


After extensive analysis of the economic conditions and state of our Industry, the Ontario Prospectors Association's Board of Directors have decided to not proceed with the Sudbury Ontario Exploration & Geoscience Symposium in November.

The Spring event (NW Symposium - Thunder Bay, April 5 & 6, 2016 will continue as planned.

The Board of Directors regret any inconvenience this decision has caused it's members and supporters.

Ontario Prospectors Association has T-Shirts!!!

Posted Mar.17.2015

Click here to view OPA T-Shirts For Sale  T-Shirts for sale $20.00 plus shipping and handling $25.00.  Contact Susan 866.259.3727 or 807.622.3284 or susan@ontarioprospectors.com 


Ontario Exploration Corporation - Prospectors Assistance
If you have properties in Ontario we want to help explore them. Funding up to $10,000 is available to qualified applicants through the Ontario Exploration Corporation. Click here for more information.