Public participation in federal environmental assessment (EA) ensures an open, balanced process and strengthens the quality and credibility of a project's review. Local and traditional knowledge about a project's physical location can help to identify and address potential environmental effects at the early stage of an environmental assessment.
There are a number of opportunities to participate in federal EAs under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
How to Get Involved:
The Basics of Environmental Assessment provides more detailed information on the steps in the EA process and when opportunities for the public to participate occur.