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.
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.