Frequently asked questions

About Consulting with Canadians

  1. What is Consulting with Canadians?
  2. What is the purpose of Consulting with Canadians?
  3. I am from a federal department or agency, how do I add a consultation to the listing?
  4. Who do I contact if I find a spelling mistake or broken link?

About consultations

  1. What is a consultation?
  2. Who do I contact if I have a question about a particular consultation?
  3. Why do some consultations allow me to post comments while others do not?

About Consulting with Canadians

1. What is Consulting with Canadians?

Consulting with Canadians contains structured listings of Government of Canada consultation sites.

It is a convenient way for Canadians to find out what the Government is consulting Canadians about and provides one place from which to access the Consultations. This makes it easier for Canadians to find consultations of interest without having to understand how government is structured to determine which department is handling a specific Consultation.

2. What is the purpose of Consulting with Canadians?

Consulting with Canadians has three key objectives:

  1. Enhance public awareness of government consultation activities;
  2. Provide opportunities for Canadians to participate in government consultations, both online and offline;
  3. Develop the government's capacity for engaging Canadians online and improve management of government consultations across departments.

3. I am from a federal department or agency, how do I add a consultation to the listing?

Please email NC_CWC_SUPPORT-GD@servicecanada.gc.ca for further information on how to participate.

4. Who do I contact if I find a spelling mistake or broken link?

If you find any errors or problems, please send us an e-mail at NC_CWC_SUPPORT-GD@servicecanada.gc.ca

1. What is a consultation?

A consultation is a means of requesting feedback from the public. Consultations can be developed on topics of interest to the government. Consultations may be ongoing, which means they do not end or they may have an end date.

2. Who do I contact if I have a question about a particular consultation?

Each consultation listing contains the contact information for the department or agency holding the consultation. If you have a question concerning a specific consultation we suggest that you contact the department or agency directly using the contact information provided.

3. Why do some consultations allow me to post comments while others do not

Consultations are created and controlled by their individual departments and agencies. Each consultation will have its own method for submitting comments and questions. Please view the consultation you are interested in for information on how to participate in it.

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