Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Allegations and Complaints Report

The departmental policy on Allegations and Complaints was implemented to ensure a consistent approach in dealing with concerns raised about First Nations, Métis and Inuit bodies and organizations. This statistical report reflects the number of cases reviewed in each region over the last few fiscal years.

In general, the allegations received relate to alleged misappropriation of funds, issues with governance practices and misuse of the funding received by First Nations. The majority of complaints relates to a lack of accountability and compliance with community policies and the funding agreements, dissatisfaction with the delivery of social and education programs and services and the financial management of bands.

ALLEGATIONS AND COMPLAINTS
STATISTICAL REPORT BY REGION

Regions Allegations
2003/2004
Complaints
2003/2004
Allegations
2004/2005
Complaints
2004/2005
Allegations
2005/2006
Complaints
2005/2006
Atlantic 7 44 14 49 7 65
Quebec 1 13 4 7 8 9
Ontario 14 52 7 48 26 58
Manitoba 6 46 15 92 8 68
Saskatchewan 3 10 7 20 8 40
Alberta 7 11 1 19 6 27
British
Columbia
30 47 17 78 18 87
Northwest
Territories
2 0 0 0 0 1
Yukon 1 1 0 5 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0
Headquarters 0 2 0 0 1 0
TOTAL 71 226 65 318 82 355
 


Regions Allegations
2006/2007
Complaints
2006/2007
Allegations
2007/2008
Complaints
2007/2008
Allegations
2008/2009
Complaints
2008/2009
Atlantic 9 90 4 65 0 68
Quebec 4 17 1 10 0 6
Ontario 5 73 12 52 7 95
Manitoba 5 85 7 47 3 103
Saskatchewan 15 46 5 14 2 18
Alberta 7 115 3 55 0 118
British
Columbia
21 107 30 173 9 182
Northwest
Territories
2 1 2 0 0 2
Yukon 3 5 0 2 3 3
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 1
Headquarters 1 0 0 0 2 3
TOTAL 72 539 64 418 26 599
 


Regions Allegations
2009/2010
Complaints
2009/2010
Allegations
2010/2011
Complaints
2010/2011
Allegations
2011/2012
Complaints
2011/2012
Atlantic 1 60 3 43 7 63
Quebec 2 22 1 18 9 32
Ontario 6 70 33 112 49 114
Manitoba 1 132 6 90 12 73
Saskatchewan 5 66 11 23 18 55
Alberta 1 114 10 131 9 62
British
Columbia
2 174 28 147 24 200
Northwest
Territories
0 2 1 15 1 9
Yukon 0 3 0 3 0 3
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 1
Headquarters 0 1 0 1 2 12
TOTAL 18 644 93 583 131 715