President, ARA Environmental Consulting
Show Case Session: Dialogues in Perspective
Ms. Allison Rippin Armstrong has 20 years of experience working in permitting, regulatory processes and environmental compliance working for resource companies, Aboriginal organizations and NGOs. Most recently, Ms. Rippin Armstrong served as the Vice President, Sustainability for Kaminak Gold Corporation, which was acquired earlier this year by Goldcorp Inc. for $520 million. She has lived and worked in the North, and while living in Yellowknife, she worked at the Ekati Diamond MineTM as an Environmental Specialist in the area of compliance for three years. Previous to that Ms. Rippin Armstrong worked with the Dene Nation as the Lands and Environment Manager and with the Yellowknife’s Dene First Nation where she participated on technical working groups that formed terms and conditions for water licenses such as those awarded to the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Con Mine. In 2004, Ms. Rippin Armstrong formed her own very successful environmental consulting company specializing in permitting, regulatory processes and compliance. She has permitted projects from grassroots exploration through to advanced exploration projects in the NWT, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario. Ms. Rippin Armstrong has also participated as an industry representative in the development of draft regulations with the federal government and has represented exploration companies on a number of working groups. In 2012, she assisted in the organization, development of course materials, and delivery of a PDAC short course on permitting land use activities within the various jurisdictions in Canada. In 2013, she joined Kaminak Gold Corporation and led the environmental, permitting and community relations department until the company was acquired by Goldcorp in July 2016.