Consultation timeline pause

All Consultation Timelines and Consultation Adequacy Decisions associated with ‘The Government of Alberta’s Guidelines on Consultation with First Nations on Land and Natural Resource Management’ and ‘The Government of Alberta’s Guidelines on Consultation with Metis Settlements on Land and Natural Resource Management’ are paused for the First Nations, Metis Settlements or credibly asserted Métis communities listed below.

We will continue to assess and post updates accordingly. Please check this page daily for the latest updates. Note that consultation activities should not take place while a Consultation Pause is in effect.

For proposed projects where all procedural aspects of consultation were completed prior to a consultation pause, proponents may proceed with submitting records to the Aboriginal Consultation Office for an Adequacy Review. Note that any additional consultation required, as directed in an ‘Adequacy Review Information Request’ may be subject to a consultation pause, as per the listing on this page.

Status of consultation pauses

First Nation, Metis Settlement or credibly asserted Métis community Consultation timeline pause initiated Reinstatement of consultation timeline following pause
Little Red River Cree Nation May 5, 2023 To be determined
Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation May 8, 2023 To be determined
East Prairie Metis Settlement May 8, 2023 To be determined
Whitefish Lake First Nation May 8, 2023 May 17, 2023
O’Chiese First Nation May 8, 2023 To be determined
Lac Ste. Anne Métis Community Association May 9, 2023 May 25, 2023
Beaver First Nation May 12, 2023 May 16, 2023
Dene Tha’ First Nation May 16, 2023 To be determined
Peavine Metis Settlement May 16, 2023 To be determined
Doig River First Nation May 17, 2023 May 24, 2023
Mikisew Cree First Nation June 2, 2023 To be determined
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation June 3, 2023 To be determined

2023 Government of Alberta holidays

The following days do not count as Government of Alberta working days when calculating consultation timelines:

*Consultation timeline pause for the holidays to be determined at a later date and posted on this web page.
Date Holiday
Monday, January 2, 2023 New Year’s Day – falls on Sunday, January 1, observed on Monday
Monday, February 20, 2023 Family Day
Friday, April 7, 2023 Good Friday
Monday, April 10, 2023 Easter Monday
Monday, May 22, 2023 Victoria Day
Monday, July 3, 2023 Canada Day – falls on Saturday, July 1, observed on Monday
Monday, August 7, 2023 Heritage Day
Monday, September 4, 2023 Labour Day
Monday, October 9, 2023 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 13, 2023 Remembrance Day – falls on Saturday, November 11, observed on Monday
Monday, December 25, 2023 through Tuesday, January 2, 2024* Holiday Office Closure*

Indigenous contacts

First Nations and Metis Settlements consultation contacts:

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