Consultation and engagement at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) seeks input from First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Northerners and the public to help shape its policies, programs and legislative initiatives.

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About consultation and engagement

The Government of Canada is committed to renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. Consultation and engagement activities are a reflection of the government's commitment to a whole-of-government approach to Nation-to-Nation and Inuit-to-Crown relationships. These activities help to develop better informed and more effective policies and programs for Canadians.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) engages in dialogue with individuals, associations, organizations and other levels of government through online surveys and feedback forms, face-to-face discussions, focus groups and other forums. In some cases, minor legislative changes are based on feedback and informal discussion that reflects regular conversations with First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Northerners.

Ongoing consultation and engagement activities

If the consultation or engagement you are looking for is not listed, please contact the INAC Public Enquiries Contact Centre.

Completed consultation and engagement activities

If the consultation or engagement you are looking for is not listed, please contact the INAC Public Enquiries Contact Centre.

The Government of Canada and the duty to consult

The Government of Canada has a duty to consult, and where appropriate, accommodate Aboriginal groups when it considers conduct that might adversely impact potential or established Aboriginal or Treaty rights. To find out more, visit the Government of Canada and the duty to consult.

Consulting with Canadians

To find out more about Government of Canada consultations and engagement activities, please visit Consulting with Canadians.

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