Urban Aboriginal Strategy Engagement 2016

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Current Status: Closed

The engagement started on June 20, 2016.


As part of its commitment to improve the Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS) in Budget 2016, the Government of Canada is seeking input on how the program can better meet the needs of urban Indigenous peoples. Funding for the current program was extended until March 2017 and the program will continue to operate while this engagement takes place.


The Government of Canada will engage with:


The UAS provides project funding for programs that help connect Indigenous peoples in urban centres to services tailored to their particular needs.

This engagement consists of face-to-face regional roundtables in up to 21 urban centres with select stakeholders and partners, as well as an online survey open to all (now closed).

National Indigenous organizations and the National Association of Friendship Centres will also carry out their own parallel engagements and report on the views of their respective members.

As well, all members of parliament and senators have been invited to host town hall meetings in their own communities.

The engagement will:

The information gathered through this engagement will inform the development of policy options for program renewal that better meet the needs of urban Indigenous peoples.

How to participate

There are five ways to participate:

  1. Attend a regional roundtable (limited to stakeholders and partners – by invitation only).
  2. Attend a town hall meeting organized by a member of Parliament or Senator (where available).
  3. Fill in the online survey (now closed).
  4. Send a letter to the address in contact information.
  5. Send an email to SAMU-UAS@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca

When and where

Date Location
June 20 Iqaluit, NU
July 8 Québec City, QC
July 11 Ottawa, ON
July 12 Toronto, ON
July 14 Thunder Bay, ON
July 19 Thompson, MB
July 20 Winnipeg, MB
July 22 Yellowknife, NWT
July 25 Regina, SK
July 26 Saskatoon, SK
July 27 Prince Albert, SK
August 2 Lethbridge, AB
August 3 Calgary, AB
August 4 Edmonton, AB
August 8 Prince George, BC
August 9 Whitehorse, YK
August 10 Vancouver, BC
August 12 Val D'Or, QC
August 15 St. John's, NL
August 16 Halifax, NS
August 17 Fredericton, NB

What we heard

Related links

Contact us

Urban Aboriginal Strategy Engagement 2016
10 Wellington Street, 24th floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4
Email: SAMU-UAS@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca

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