steel would not exist
and buildings quickly crumble
steel, we cannot create lasting dreams!
by Andy Scott is clad in stainless steel
growing by 5 to 7% for 70 years
of our increasing use of metal because
it makes everything more durable
mineral claims over a 330 kilometer route
of unique high ground through
economic viability of mining chromite
and negative impact on the
ecologically sensitive wetlands
reducing chromite to ferrochrome alloy; natural gas
America for many decades will keep
its price low
ferrochrome at 1700 degrees in
electric arc furnaces
of natural gas reduction of chromite
"new art" and is the subject of global
at 1300 degrees, leading to much lower
gas reduction replacing the existing
method is equivalent to the power
needs of a country the size of Italy
fewer greenhouse gases
revolutionize ferrochrome production
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Douglas M. Flett
Chairman of the Board
Douglas M. Flett. J.D. graduated from the University of Windsor Law School in 1972 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1974. He practiced law in his own corporate/commercial/real estate development law firm until 1996 when he retired from the legal business for a new career in the mining industry.
He has been a Director of CCC Inc. since 2006 and served on various committees over the years. He is past President and currently a Director of Fletcher Nickel Inc., a Director of Debut Diamonds Inc. and a Director of Tartisan Resources Corp.
He has completed the Rotman Institute of Corporate Directors SME Program.
Frank C. Smeenk
President & Chief Executive Officer
Frank earned his B.A. and LL.B. degrees at the University of Western Ontario and was admitted to The Law Society of Upper Canada in 1976. He left the practice of law to join the resource industry in 1987 and has served as Executive Director of Deak Resources Corporation and as Chairman and CEO of both MacDonald Mines Exploration Limited and MacDonald Oil Exploration Limited, when they were both active in exploring their various concessions in the Republic of Cuba.
He has been a director of numerous resource companies including Northfield Capital Corporation, Northfield Minerals Inc., NFX Gold Inc., Genoil Inc., Nuinsco Resources Limited, Perrex Gold Inc., Conquest Resources Limited and Armistice Resources Limited. He is currently the Managing Director of Debut Diamonds Inc. In 1998 Frank was first elected a Director of CCC and became its Chief Executive Officer in 2004.
President & COO
Megan McElwain earned her B.A. in Communications at Ryerson University in 2000. Throughout her career Megan produced content for Fox Television in Los Angeles, A&E Television Networks in New York and then Alliance Atlantis, CTV News, Discovery Channel, BBC, National Geographic and Global News from Toronto.
In 2008, Megan founded McElwain & Company, a marketing firm in downtown Toronto that quickly distinguished itself as the go-to agency for brands from GreatWest Life, MNP, Price Waterhouse Coopers, PCL, Nestle Canada and GAP Inc.
In 2018, Megan joined the Fraser Institute, an independent public policy research and education organization, as Director of Development. Two years later, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce offered Megan the Vice President & General Manager position.
Megan was appointed President & COO of CCC in January 2022.
Donald A. Sheldon, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., LLB., P. Eng.
Donald Sheldon is a partner in the Toronto office of Dickinson Wright LLP, a United States-based law firm, and has been practising securities law for more than 30 years with an emphasis on advising mining companies.
Currently, Mr. Sheldon serves as Director of Carlisle Goldfields Ltd. and Crown Gold Corporation (all resource exploration corporations). He is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Metalcorp Limited (a resource exploration corporation) and as well as an officer or director of several private companies including Tamaka Gold Corp and The Temagami Iron Corporation (each a resource exploration corporation).
Mr. Sheldon has extensive experience in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate governance and regulatory compliance.
Mr. Reid is the President and Chief Executive Officer and Founder of 55 North Mining Corp., as well as a Director. Mr.Reid is also the Executive Chairman and Founder of BlackJack Silver Corp. Prior to that Mr. Reid was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Carlisle Goldfields from January 2010 until January 2016 when the Company was purchased by Alamos Gold Inc. Mr. Reid is also currently a Director of several other Public Mining Companies such as Idaho Champion Gold Mines Ltd. Mr. Reid was also the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Silver Corp. from June 2006 to November 2009.
Previous to this Mr Reid was intimately involved in the start up and successful build and sale of numerous Mining Companies such as Western Goldfields and Patricia Mining. Mr Reid also has extensive experience in Corporate Finance and Mining Investment Research with a twenty year Career in the Investment Banking Business with such firms as Nesbitt Thomson, Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon and Yorkton Securities.
Mr. Reid combines all this with direct practice as an Exploration Geologist working on numerous projects in the Canadian North during the 1970s and early 1980s. His background of more than 35 years of direct and indirect experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry follows graduation with a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Toronto in 1979 and a finance degree from the University of Windsor in 1982.
Fiona joined Cormorant Utility Services as Director of Indigenous Strategy to develop and implement a long-term strategy to promote and ensure the inclusion of Indigenous communities and services across Cormorant’s business units.
Fiona is a highly motivated senior engagement and communications advisor with a proven record of accomplishment within the Indigenous community, public service, and private sectors. She has specialized in providing high-quality and effective strategic advice and direct engagement of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples nationally. A Dene from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation in Northwest Territories, Fiona is the proud granddaughter of the Late George Blondin, highly respected author, storyteller, and Indigenous leader. Building from this strong cultural foundation and family, she has made an impact in her ability to reach First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people in a unique and effective way, always gearing her approach and strategies to the customs and needs of the people she serves.
Recognized as an inspirational leader and catalyst for change, Corina is known for inspiring employees to achieve unprecedented results. During her eight years as President and CEO of Ontario Northland Transportation, Corina shifted the business to be data-driven, customer-focused, lean, and strategic. A struggling century-old organization was transformed to a thriving business with a continuous improvement culture and new diverse customers within each business line. By forging strong partnerships with customers, revenues and profit increased, costs were contained, and services reimagined and significantly expanded.
Corina is passionate about businesses that progress rural Canada and increase economic prosperity to the region. She developed and implemented an integrated rail freight, rail passenger, and motor coach transportation network that connect people and businesses throughout North America. Her commitment to Indigenous people and Truth and Reconciliation led to training and awareness programs and expansion of services necessary to provide access to education, medical appointments/supplies, and food. Under her leadership, Northeastern passenger rail was approved connecting Toronto to the Far North, Ontario Northland’s bus line was expanded across Ontario and into Manitoba, and new rail freight customers were added through innovative transloads and container services. Expansion and innovation led to business growth within mining, forestry and agriculture, and communities prospering from reliable transportation connections.
Using her experience and proven results as a senior executive within the engineering, telecom, and transportation sectors, Corina now provides consulting services in the areas of corporate structure and strategy necessary for operational excellence, culture change through authentic leadership, transformation design and implementation, and diversity inclusion.
Corina frequently speaks at conferences on transformational change, authentic leadership, transportation, and diversity inclusion. During her time as President and CEO, Ontario Northland increased the number of women in the workplace to 23%, 11% higher than the industry average.
Corina has many notable achievements including:
• First woman President and CEO of Ontario Northland since its inception in 1902 and the first woman President of a Canadian Railway
• Awarded “Canada’s Most Powerful CEO” (WXN “Top 100” 2021)
• Appointed as an Honorary Colonel for the Canadian Armed Forces, 21 Squadron
• Recognized by Progressive Railroading and the League of Railway Women as North America’s Outstanding Woman of the Year
• First woman to be appointed to the Railway Association of Canada’s Board of Directors since inception in 1917
• Selected by Railway Age as one of ten women who are visionaries in the rail industry in North America. The first woman to appear on the front cover of Railway Age Magazine since its
inception in 1856
• Influential woman of the year by Northern Ontario Business Corina is a married mother of three and a graduate of Waterloo University in Systems Design Engineering and Business Administration and Management.
Rajesh Sharma is the CEO and Director of Fancamp Exploration Ltd. He has over 25 years of leadership experience in mining, exploration, metals and international trade. He has executive experience in advancing exploration and mining projects including investments, acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and running global businesses.
Past roles include Executive in Residence at Investissement Quebec, CEO and Board Member of TSMC, Board member of SFPPN, PPP for Port at SFPPN, CEO and Board Member of Black Ginger 461 Pty Ltd, investment arm of Tata for mineral projects in Africa, Board member of exploration company Tata Steel Cote D’Ivoire. Rajesh has management and engineering degrees.
He completed a scholarship program on Globalization and Leadership from London School of Economics.
He was granted the ICD.D designation by the Institute of Corporate Directors.