Community based land use planning in the Far North of Ontario

Tuesday, February 16, 2016. 1:30-1:40 Poster Presentations

In 2008, the government of Ontario announced the launch of the Far North Land Use Planning Initiative, a process whereby First Nations and Ontario work jointly on making decisions about how land and water will be used into the future. In 2010, Ontario passed the Far North Act, the legislative framework for this planning. It enshrines in law the need for both First Nations and Ontario to approve a community based land use plan and requires that once a land use plan is completed, activities on the land must be consistent with those plans.


Julie McArdle - Program Manager, Far North Branch, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Grant Ritchie