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:
|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*|
First Nations and Metis Settlements consultation contacts:
- Treaty 6 consultation contacts (PDF, 258 KB)
- Treaty 7 consultation contacts (PDF, 605 KB)
- Treaty 8 consultation contacts (PDF, 191 KB)
- Metis consultation contacts (PDF, 203 KB)
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