Protecting Canada’s Fresh Water
Current status: open
Opened on May 13, 2020. Public consultation on the Canada Water Agency Discussion Paper closed on March 1, 2021. Indigenous engagement will continue throughout 2021.
The public and stakeholder consultation on the Canada Water Agency Discussion Paper, “Toward the Creation of a Canada Water Agency,” is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated in this important consultation and joined the conversation on how we can keep water safe, clean, and well-managed through the creation of a Canada Water Agency. We will incorporate feedback received into a “What We Heard” report, which will be posted under the Resources page of our PlaceSpeak site when available. If you have additional thoughts on the creation of a Canada Water Agency, we welcome you to share them with us at any time by emailing email@example.com.
While public consultation on the Discussion Paper is closed, Indigenous engagement will continue throughout 2021. We are undertaking a dedicated Indigenous engagement process with First Nations, Métis and Inuit to inform the mandate and priorities of the Canada Water Agency. Please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the consultation
The Government of Canada, through Environment and Climate Change Canada and support from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, sought public input on freshwater challenges in Canada and how a Canada Water Agency can further protections for Canada’s freshwater resources.
Over the course of this consultation, we published discussion aids and posed specific questions on our PlaceSpeak site to find out what Canadians would like to see in this new Agency and how we can further protections for Canada’s most important resource.
On December 17, 2020, the Government of Canada released the Discussion Paper “Toward the Creation of a Canada Water Agency,” available on the Canada Water Agency’s PlaceSpeak consultation website. The Discussion Paper presents key issues for consideration in the Government of Canada's approach to creating a Canada Water Agency. Public feedback on this Discussion Paper will be incorporated into a What We Heard report and published on PlaceSpeak when available.
How to participate
We are undertaking a dedicated Indigenous engagement process with First Nations, Métis and Inuit to inform the mandate and priorities of the Canada Water Agency. See the Frequently Asked Questions about Engagement with Indigenous Peoples on the Canada Water Agency document for more information, available on the Resources page of our PlaceSpeak site. Please contact us for more information at email@example.com.
Who is the focus of this consultation
At this time, we are only inviting participation with Indigenous peoples.
All Canadians were invited to participate in the public and stakeholder consultation. We especially wanted to hear from:
- non-governmental organizations, including watershed organizations
- academic institutions
- industry stakeholders
- Indigenous peoples
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