The Committee of Provincial Geologists (CPG) was created at the St. John’s, Newfoundland meeting of the Provincial Mines Ministers in 1976. It is an organization of senior executives of the provincial and territorial geological surveys or equivalent agencies.

Under the British North America Act, 1867, minerals and energy are a provincial responsibility. Therefore, all the provincial and territorial geological surveys have a strong service and product focus in support of the mineral sector. Some provincial and territorial surveys also service and support the energy sector. In addition, the geological surveys function as the principal source of basic geological knowledge for their jurisdictional governments’ executive, legislative and judicial branches.

In the spirit of cooperation, CPG works closely with our Federal counterparts, the Geological Survey of Canada, to capitalize on the complementary and differing mandates. This cooperation guided by the Intergovernmental Geoscience Accord enhances the competitiveness and economic and social well-being of each respective jurisdiction and Canada through documentation of, and access to, high quality geoscience data and knowledge.