Map Room

In this section, you will find various thematic mapping products on Aboriginal people, communities and initiatives undertaken by the Department. Information is being shown using our web-based interactive maps and/or cartographic static maps available in PDF format for viewing and printing purposes.

Aboriginal Peoples / Economic Development / Education / Environment and Natural Resources / Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement / Social Programs / The North / Treaties, Claims and Agreements




Aboriginal Peoples

First Nations in Canada Map

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This map is showing the First Nation's status symbolized as the Indian Act, the Land Management Act or Self-Government. The map is available in two (2) sizes:

First Nations Profiles Interactive Map

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The First Nation Profiles interactive map is a collection of information that describes individual First Nation communities across Canada. The profiles include general information on a First Nation along with more detailed information about its reserve(s), governance, federal funding, geography, registered population statistics and various Census statistics.

GeoViewer Interactive Map

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The GeoViewer is a full-fledged "Web GIS" application built on industry standards. It provides searching, viewing, measuring, emailing and printing capabilities for some departmental geographic data. It presents different functions enabling user interaction.

Inuit Community Profiles Interactive Map

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Inuit live in 54 Inuit communities across the northern regions of Canada. Explore the interactive map to learn about their location, traditional name, population and other statistics.

Metis Population from 2001 and Metis Population from 2006 Census Maps

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These provincial maps show the location of Metis based on the demographic characteristics from the 2001 and 2006 census.

Office of the Federal Interlocutor – Metis Population – Metis Population from 2001 Census

Office of the Federal Interlocutor – Metis Population – Metis Population from 2006 Census

Urban Aboriginal Strategy Interactive Map

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The Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS) is a community-based initiative developed by the Government of Canada to improve social and economic opportunities of Aboriginal people living in urban centres. Explore the interactive map to learn more on the 2006 census demographic characteristics for the Aboriginals living in urban areas.

Economic Development

Aboriginal and Northern Investment Announcements Interactive Map

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The Government of Canada, through Canada's Economic Action Plan initiated in 2009, is continuing to deliver on its commitments to Aboriginal people through investments in economic development, skills development and community infrastructure. The Aboriginal and Northern Investment Announcements Map shows the locations of where these initiatives are taking place across the country.

Education

Education and First Nations – On-Reserve Elementary and Secondary Schools

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This map (3.53 Mb, 1 page) represents the location of elementary and secondary school buildings located on reserve and the number of students in each.

Overall, in Canada, there are 447 school buildings located on reserve. Of those, 246 schools offer high school. One hundred and sixty-four (164) school buildings house 100 students or less; 184 school buildings house 101 to 500 students; 64 school buildings house 501 to 1000 students; and 35 school buildings house more than 1000 students.

This map represents the number of schools based on the best figures available at the time of printing. It may be updated annually.

Regional Map – Alberta

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This map (5.83 Mb, 1 page) represents the location of elementary and secondary school buildings located on reserve and the number of students in each.

In Alberta, there are 55 school buildings located on reserve. Of those, 40 schools offer grades 9 to 12. Eight (8) school buildings house 100 students or less; 23 school buildings house 101 to 500 students; 20 school buildings house 501 to 1000 students; and 4 school buildings house more than 1000 students.

This map represents the number of schools based on the best figures available at the time of printing. It may be updated annually.

Regional Map – Atlantic

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This map (5.42 Mb, 1 page) represents the location of elementary and secondary school buildings located on reserve and the number of students in each.

In Atlantic, there are 19 school buildings located on reserve. Of those, 8 schools offer grades 9 to 12. Seven (7) school buildings house 100 students or less; 10 school buildings house 101 to 500 students; and 2 school buildings house more than 1000 students.

This map represents the number of schools based on the best figures available at the time of printing. It may be updated annually.

Regional Map – British Columbia

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This map (6.31 Mb, 1 page) represents the location of elementary and secondary school buildings located on reserve and the number of students in each.

In British Columbia, there are 95 school buildings located on reserve. Of those, 28 schools offer grades 9 to 12. Seventy-six (76) school buildings house 100 students or less; and 19 school buildings house 101 to 500 students.

This map represents the number of schools based on the best figures available at the time of printing. It may be updated annually.

Regional Map – Manitoba

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This map (6.42 Mb, 1 page) represents the location of elementary and secondary school buildings located on reserve and the number of students in each.

In Manitoba, there are 60 school buildings located on reserve. Of those, 34 schools offer grades 9 to 12. Fourteen (14) school buildings house 100 students or less; 28 school buildings house 101 to 500 students; 13 school buildings house 501 to 1000 students; and 5 school buildings house more than 1000 students.

This map represents the number of schools based on the best figures available at the time of printing. It may be updated annually.

Regional Map – Ontario

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This map (9.51 Mb, 1 page) represents the location of elementary and secondary school buildings located on reserve and the number of students in each.

In Ontario, there are 95 school buildings located on reserve. Of those, 42 schools offer grades 9 to 12. Thirty-eight (38) school buildings house 100 students or less; 37 school buildings house 101 to 500 students; 14 school buildings house 501 to 1000 students; and 6 school buildings house more than 1000 students.

This map represents the number of schools based on the best figures available at the time of printing. It may be updated annually.

Regional Map – Quebec

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This map (7.28 Mb, 1 page) represents the location of elementary and secondary school buildings located on reserve and the number of students in each.

In Quebec, there are 39 school buildings located on reserve. Of those, 30 schools offer grades 9 to 12 (secondary 1 to 5). Additionally, 11 school buildings house 100 students or less; 15 school buildings house 101 to 500 students; and 13 school buildings house 501 to 1000 students.

This map represents the number of schools based on the best figures available at the time of printing. It may be updated annually.

Regional Map – Saskatchewan

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This map (6.42 Mb, 1 page) represents the location of elementary and secondary school buildings located on reserve and the number of students in each.

In Saskatchewan, there are 84 school buildings located on reserve. Of those, 64 schools offer grades 9 to 12. Ten (10) school buildings house 100 students or less; 52 school buildings house 101 to 500 students; 4 school buildings house 501 to 1000 students; and 18 school buildings house more than 1000 students.

This map represents the number of schools based on the best figures available at the time of printing. It may be updated annually.

Environment and Natural Resources

Interactive Map of Aboriginal Mining Agreements

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Over the last few decades, Aboriginal-industry relationships and partnerships have evolved tremendously through the conclusion of various types of agreements related to mine development that have proven to be successful in securing benefits for many Aboriginal communities. The Interactive Map of Aboriginal Mining Agreements, developed in partnership with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, shows where these agreements are taking place across the country and provides specific information on exploration projects and mines, Aboriginal communities, and the types of agreements signed between communities and mining companies.

Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement

Common Experience Payment (CEP) Map

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The Common Experience Payment (CEP) map is a collection of information on total and average payments made by the Government of Canada to former students of Indian Residential Schools by province/territory. Total numbers of eligible and non-eligible former students are also included.

Map of Independent Assessment Process (IAP) Admitted Claims

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This map details the number of both active admitted claims to the IAP and closed IAP claims by province/territory. Totals for each province/territory are provided as well as a percentage of all IAP admitted claims.

Map of Independent Assessment Process (IAP) Settlements by Compensation Amount

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This map provides a breakdown of compensation amounts paid to IAP claimants by province/territory. Claims that were withdrawn, dismissed or ruled as ineligible are not included in this map.

Map of Independent Assessment Process (IAP) Claims by Church Organization

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The distribution of IAP claims from Indian Residential Schools (IRS) that were run by various church organizations in Canada is provided by this map. Claims for IRS run by more than one church organization are not shown here.

Gender of IAP Claimants

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This map provides the breakdown of male and female claimants admitted to the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) by province/territory.

Distribution of IAP Claims with Student-to-Student Abuse

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This map provides information on the number of IAP claims involving allegations of student-to-student abuse broken down by province/territory. The numbers are also expressed as a percentage of all IAP admitted claims.

List of Recognized Institutions

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This map represents the original 130 Indian Residential Schools included in the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement as well as the seven institutions which were added through Article 12 by Canada and the two schools which were added by the courts, bringing the total number of recognized schools to 139.

Social Programs

Income Assistance (IA) Program for First Nation Communities

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This map shows the on-reserve Income Assistance dependency rate ranges for First Nations participating in the Income Assistance Program, based on data for fiscal year 2011–2012.

The North

International Polar Year Maps

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This recently revised bilingual double-sided topographic map was produced as a special product for the International Polar Year 2012 From Knowledge to Action Conference and provides an overview, and comparison, of both polar regions.

Arctic

This Arctic map (10.5 Mb, 1 page) was produced from the Atlas of Canada Reference Map, MCR0001, North Circumpolar Region (2008). It shows details from north of 55 degrees latitude. The map uses the Azimuthal Equidistant projection. All national boundaries are shown along with Canadian provincial and territorial boundaries and Canada's 200 nautical mile offshore Exclusive Economic Zone. National capital cities are displayed along with other cities, towns, villages and hamlets; all have been updated to 2008. Some seasonally populated places are also shown. A number of significant northern features can be found such as the minimum permanent polar sea ice extent for 1972 to 2007, tree line, undersea relief and undersea feature names, land relief, historical surveyed locations of the Magnetic North Pole from 1831 to 2007 and updated glaciers, ice fields and coastal ice shelves. The undersea relief is the most up-to-date from the 2008 International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean on top of which bathymetric tints are shown.

Antarctic

A topographic map of Antarctica (4.46 Mb, 1 page), including: Coastline and ice shelves; bathymetry; ice/rock limits; contours, key mountain summits and hill-shaded terrain, and scientific research stations.

Inuit Nunangat Map

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This map of Inuit Nunangat includes the four Inuit regions in Canada. From west to east they are Inuvialuit, Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut. Key bodies of water and provincial boundaries and names are also represented.

Inuit Nunangat Relocation Route Map

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These two maps of Northern Canada illustrate the Relocation Route of the Inuit Nunangat through Nunavik and Nunavut.

Starting in Inukjuak, Nunavik, Quebec this map shows the relocation routes through the Inuit relocation movement.

The relocation route after reaching Pond Inlet splits off to the final destinations of Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord.

Inuit Community Profiles Interactive Map

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Inuit live in 54 Inuit communities across the northern regions of Canada. Explore the interactive map to learn about their location, traditional name, population and other statistics.

Northern Oil and Gas Maps

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The Northern Oil and Gas Disposition maps display all current dispositions of oil and gas rights. Maps are also available for current and former call cycles, including calls for nominations, calls for bids and call results.

Maps are available for the following regions:

Additionally, the Oil and Gas Rights Digital Files display boundaries for existing exploration licences, significant discovery licences, production licences, former permits, former leases and the Norman Wells Proven Area.

Petroleum and Environment Management Tool

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The Petroleum and Environmental Management Tool (PEMT) displays generalized environmental and socio-economic information for selected Arctic regions to inform decisions about oil and gas exploration and land management. Extensive background information is available on the various layers used in this tool for the following regions:

Treaties, Claims and Agreements

Aboriginal Partnerships Interactive Map

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The Federal, Provincial, Territorial interactive map indicates partnerships concluded across the country in different programming area such as education, child and family services, income assistance, health, economic development, housing, emergency management, and Metis Non-Status Indians and urban people.

Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS) Interactive Map

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Canada has a legal duty to consult First Nations, Métis and Inuit groups and, where appropriate, accommodate Aboriginal groups when the Crown contemplates conduct that might impact potential or established Aboriginal or treaty rights. The Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS) is a Web-based information system intended to map out the location of Aboriginal communities and conveniently displays information pertaining to potential and/or established Aboriginal or treaty rights.

Pre-1975 Treaties Maps

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Modern Treaties - Comprehensive Land Claims and Self-Government agreements

Thumbnail: Modern Treaties - Comprehensive Land Claims and Self-Government agreements 

This map illustrates the boundaries of comprehensive land claims and self-government agreements between First Nations and the Canadian government that have been ratified and brought into effect since the announcement of the Government of Canada's Comprehensive Land Claims Policy in 1973 and the establishment of the BC Treaty Process (1992). More information on Modern Agreements:

Specific Claims Settlements Map Interactive Map

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The Government of Canada has a policy and process in place for resolving specific claims through negotiations. Explore this interactive map to learn about specific claims settled through negotiations with First Nations since 1973.