Amiel Blajchman is an environment, community development, and risk management professional who has over 17 years' experience helping Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, business, and government manage the environmental and social risks of challenging, high-profile projects. Amiel has been a Canadian mining company executive responsible for environment and Indigenous relations, a senior project manager responsible for federal environmental assessments and crown consultations, and has acted as the senior advisor to Deputy Ministers as part of the Canadian government's Sector Sustainability Tables initiative. Mr. Blajchman has particular expertise in providing junior and mid-size mining companies with strategic environmental approvals and community engagement advice.
Amiel is currently a board member of Ve'ahavta: Jewish Humanitarian Response. He has served as a board member with Etobicoke's Breakaway Addiction Services, Ottawa's StreetSmarts, and the Laidlaw Foundation's Youth Engagement Program. He has worked with community groups in the Philippines and the Dominican Republic. He has also worked with the Bangladeshi, Indian, and Canadian governments on sustainable development-related projects. Amiel has also been involved in developing domestic emission trading regulations and greenhouse gas (GHG) offset systems, in addition to being a member of a National Greenhouse Gas Certification group. Amiel has experience working in over 9 countries including Canada, the USA, Dominican Republic, Djibouti, Ecuador, and the Philippines. He is fluently bilingual in French and English.
Amiel is a verified auditor for the Mining Association of Canada's Towards Sustainable Mining initiative; has certification in negotiation & mediation, advanced dispute resolution, and conflict analysis; holds a Master's in Environmental Studies focusing on sustainability in the mining industry, and postgraduate diplomas in Business & the Environment, and Latin America and Caribbean Studies.