Mandatory checklist

Effective January 1, 2019 proponents are required to submit a Consultation Submission Checklist (PDF, 1.3 MB) for Consultation Adequacy Submissions for all Level 1 and 2 consultation files under the Public Lands Act.

The checklist is to help proponents better understand the application requirements, submit more complete and accurate applications, reduce delays, and improve processing times.

Incomplete consultation records will result in the file returned without review.

Notification letters

Levels of consultation require their own degree of notification. The templates available below are intended to help proponents connect and specify to First Nations / Metis settlements which of the 3 levels of consultation is being initiated.

First Nation notice letters

Metis settlement letters

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Record of consultation log

All parties delegated procedural aspects of consultation must provide interaction details in a:

Here is an example of a completed ROC Log (PDF, 57 KB) and associated supporting documents (PDF, 824 KB).

Consultation log review

After ROC Log entries are completed, the affected First Nations / Metis Settlements are required to be notified by the proponent of  the opportunity to review the collected data and, where applicable, comment back identifying any errors / omissions.

Concern and response table

The Consultation Concern and Response Table (DOCX, 14 KB) is used at the direction of a government Consultation Advisor to document specific concerns raised regarding project consultation.

Supplemental information

Pre-Consultation Assessment Requests that contain activities regulated under the Water Act and/or the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA), whether or not they are in combination with activities regulated under the Public Lands Act, must include a Water Act/EPEA supplemental form (PDF, 1.32 MB) providing additional details in the fillable document.

Pre-Consultation Assessment Requests that contain activities regulated under the Forests Act must include a Forestry Activities Supplement Form (PDF, 1.82 MB) providing additional details in the fillable document.


To connect with the Aboriginal Consultation Office, please contact the office near you:

ACO contacts by region (PDF, 78 KB)