Programs and Services for Saskatchewan Region

AANDC's goal is to provide opportunities for First Nations, Inuit and Métis to more fully participate in and benefit from Canada's political, social and economic development while accommodating their aspirations to secure their own place in the Canadian federation consistent with Aboriginal and treaty rights, and to foster self-sufficient and prosperous regions in which Northerners manage their own affairs and make strong contributions to the federation.

To achieve these goals, the department has identified five program-related strategic outcomes, under the following headings:

  • The Government: Good governance, effective institutions and co-operative relationships for First Nations, Inuit and Northerners;
  • The People: Strengthened individual and family well-being for First Nations, Inuit and Northerners;
  • The Land: Sustainable use of lands and resources by First Nations, Inuit and Northerners;
  • The Economy: Aboriginal people and Northerners close the economic gap; and
  • Office of the Federal Interlocutor: Strengthened relationships with Métis, non-Status Indians and urban Aboriginal people to raise awareness of their needs and improve access to federal services with the aim of improving their socio-economic conditions.

These strategic outcomes shape policies, programs and services offered to First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and in the North, and provide criteria for assessing the department's performance and progress.

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