Regulatory Partners & Stakeholders

Stakeholders of the regulatory process include Designated Inuit Organizations, Government of Canada agencies, and other Institutions of Public Government.  

A. Nunavut

B. Northern

C. National

A. Nunavut

Institutions of Public Government (top)

Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) 

The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) is an Institution of Public Government created by the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement to assess the potential impacts of proposed development in the Nunavut Settlement Area prior to approval of the required project authorizations. 

NWB-NIRB General Memorandum of Understanding
NWB-NIRB Coordinated Process Cooperation Agreement
NWB-NIRB Memorandum of Understanding for Municipal Undertakings

 

 

 

 

 

Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) 

The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) is an Institution of Public Government created by the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement to develop, implement and monitor land use plans that guide and direct resource use and development in the Nunavut Settlement Area.

Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB) 

The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB) is an Institution of Public Government and is the main instrument of wildlife management in the Nunavut Settlement Area (NSA).

Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal (NSRT) 

The Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal (NSRT) is established for the purpose of providing an independent mechanism for the resolution of disputes arising from access to surface land in Nunavut or claims for compensation arising from loss or damage to wildlife, carving stone and other specified substances on Inuit-owned Land.

Designated Inuit Organizations & Related (top)

Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KitIA) 

The objectives of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KitIA), under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement is to defend, preserve and promote social, cultural and economic benefits to Inuit of the Kitikmeot Region.

Kivalliq Inuit Association (KivIA) 

The objectives of the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KivIA), under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement is to defend, preserve and promote social, cultural and economic benefits to Inuit of the Kivalliq Region.

Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) 

The objectives of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement is to defend, preserve and promote social, cultural and economic benefits to Inuit of the Qikiqtani Region.

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) 

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) ensures that promises made under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement are carried out.

Government of Nunavut (GN) 

The Government of Nunavut (GN) is an Institution of Public Government responsible for managing the Territory of Nunavut.

 

B. Northern Regulators

Northern Regulators  (top)

Mackenzie Valley Review Board 

The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board's mission is to conduct fair and timely environmental impact assessments in the Mackenzie Valley that protect the environment, including the social, economic and cultural well-being of its residents.

Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board 

The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB) is a regulatory authority that originates from Part 4 of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA). The roles and responsibilities of the MVLWB include: i) reviewing and making decisions on transboundary projects; ii) ensuring consistent application of the MVRMA up and down the Mackenzie Valley; and, iii) reviewing and making decisions on applications filed in the regions where land claims have not been settled.

Northwest Territories Water Board 

The Northwest Territories Water Board provides for the conservation, development and utilization of inland waters through its licensing processes to achieve the optimum benefit for all Canadians and, in particular, for the residents of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

Gwich'in Land and Water Board 

The Gwich'in Land and Water Board is one of the four Land and Water Boards that were established by the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA). These boards provide for an integrated and coordinated system of land and water management in the Mackenzie Valley.

Sahtu Land and Water Board 

The Sahtu Land and Water Board is one of the four Land and Water Boards that were established by the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA). These boards provide for an integrated and coordinated system of land and water management in the Mackenzie Valley.

 

C. National

 Government Agencies & Regulators (top)

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) 

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is the federal government department responsible for meeting the Government of Canada's obligations and commitments to First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and for fulfilling the federal government's constitutional responsibilities in the North.

NWB-AANDC Memorandum of Understanding

 

 

Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has the lead federal role in managing Canada’s fisheries and safeguarding its waters. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a Special Operating Agency within DFO, is responsible for services and programs that contribute to the safety, security, and accessibility of Canada’s waterways.

Environment Canada (EC) 

Environment Canada (EC) protects the environment, conserves the country's natural heritage, and provides weather and meteorological information to keep Canadians informed and safe.

 

National Energy Board (NEB) 

The National Energy Board (NEB) is an independent economic regulatory agency created in 1959 by the Government of Canada to oversee "international and inter-provincial aspects of the oil, gas and electric utility industries".

NWB-NEB Memorandum of Understanding

 

 

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) 

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; and to implement Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy. 

Other Partners (top)

Land Claims Coalition 

The Land Claims Agreements Coalition works to ensure that comprehensive land claims and associated self-government agreements are respected, honoured and fully implemented in order to achieve their objectives.

Nunavut Climate Change Centre 

The Nunavut Climate Change Centre (NC3) is a web-based Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit of climate change resource centre intended to provide information relevant to Nunavummiut. It was developed by the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) Department of Environment.

Water Survey of Canada (WSC) 

The Water Survey of Canada (WSC) is the national authority responsible for the collection, interpretation and dissemination of standardized water resource data and information in Canada.  WSC is a branch of the Department of Environment of the Federal Government.