Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals (the Cabinet Directive) outlines the obligations of departments and agencies to conduct Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA). The Cabinet Directive also dictates the use of the SEA process to ensure that policies, plans and programs are consistent with the government's broad environmental objectives and sustainable development goals, as laid out in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.

Public statements

The Cabinet Directive requires that departments and agencies prepare a public statement of environmental effects when an assessment of environmental effects has been conducted through a Detailed Analysis. The public statement may be in the form of a separate report or incorporated into any other planned announcement. It is expected to outline the environmental implications of the proposal as determined by the SEA.

At present, the Correctional Service of Canada has not identified any significant environmental impacts in the completed preliminary scans. Therefore, no public statements are required at this time. Updates will be posted on this page following each calendar year.

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