Consultation and Engagement

AANDC is a Department that at its fundamental core, works in continuous partnership with several stakeholders and primarily with First Nation, Inuit, Métis and Northerners to support sound policy development and decision-making. AANDC seeks input from individuals, associations, organizations and other levels of government to help shape its policies, programs and legislative initiatives.

What Information is Available in this Section?

A summary of the Government's consultation and engagement efforts with regard to legislative initiatives specific to the mandate of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) that were before Parliament during the 1st session of the 41st Parliament is available.

This section includes information on ongoing and completed engagement activities by AANDC, including supporting documents. This information is also available on the Consulting with Canadians website, which also includes other Government of Canada consultation and engagement activities.

There is also a section on Consultation and Accommodation, also known as "Duty to Consult", with information on the Government of Canada's statutory, contractual and common law obligations to consult with Aboriginal groups.