Participation of Indigenous Peoples in Impact Assessment

Indigenous peoples have a deep connection to their lands, territories and resources, and an important constitutional relationship with the Crown. Indigenous peoples' participation in the impact assessment process is important to the Government of Canada's understanding of the impacts of major projects. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada seeks to work with Indigenous peoples in a way that advances reconciliation, respects the rights and culture of Indigenous peoples, and protects and ensures consideration of Indigenous knowledge.

Services and Information

Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Find information on how the Agency is implementing the objectives of the Declaration.

Crown Consultation with Indigenous Peoples in Federal Impact Assessments

Find information on the Government of Canada's legal duty to consult with Indigenous peoples.

Practitioner's Guide

Find guidance documents, including for Indigenous Participation and Engagement, on federal impact assessments under the Impact Assessment Act.

Indigenous Knowledge

Learn about Indigenous Knowledge, its inclusion under the Impact Assessment Act and its importance for project reviews and regulatory decisions as described in the Indigenous Knowledge Policy Framework for Project Reviews and Regulatory Decisions.

Indigenous Cooperation Agreement Regulations

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is working in collaboration with Indigenous peoples to develop Indigenous Cooperation Agreement Regulations under the Impact Assessment Act.

Funding Programs

Learn about our funding programs that help to improve assessment and engagement activities.

Indigenous Advisory Committee

Get to know the expert committee that advises on key policy and guidance for the new impact assessment system.

Research Program

Find information on how the Agency is developing and supporting research and evidence related to the field of impact assessment.

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