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From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Current Status: Closed
The engagement started on June 20, 2016.
As part of its commitment to improve the Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS) in Budget 2016, the Government of Canada is seeking input on how the program can better meet the needs of urban Indigenous peoples. Funding for the current program was extended until March 2017 and the program will continue to operate while this engagement takes place.
The Government of Canada will engage with:
The UAS provides project funding for programs that help connect Indigenous peoples in urban centres to services tailored to their particular needs.
This engagement consists of face-to-face regional roundtables in up to 21 urban centres with select stakeholders and partners, as well as an online survey open to all (now closed).
National Indigenous organizations and the National Association of Friendship Centres will also carry out their own parallel engagements and report on the views of their respective members.
As well, all members of parliament and senators have been invited to host town hall meetings in their own communities.
The engagement will:
The information gathered through this engagement will inform the development of policy options for program renewal that better meet the needs of urban Indigenous peoples.
There are five ways to participate:
|June 20||Iqaluit, NU|
|July 8||Québec City, QC|
|July 11||Ottawa, ON|
|July 12||Toronto, ON|
|July 14||Thunder Bay, ON|
|July 19||Thompson, MB|
|July 20||Winnipeg, MB|
|July 22||Yellowknife, NWT|
|July 25||Regina, SK|
|July 26||Saskatoon, SK|
|July 27||Prince Albert, SK|
|August 2||Lethbridge, AB|
|August 3||Calgary, AB|
|August 4||Edmonton, AB|
|August 8||Prince George, BC|
|August 9||Whitehorse, YK|
|August 10||Vancouver, BC|
|August 12||Val D'Or, QC|
|August 15||St. John's, NL|
|August 16||Halifax, NS|
|August 17||Fredericton, NB|
Urban Aboriginal Strategy Engagement 2016
10 Wellington Street, 24th floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4