Environment and Climate Change Canada Seeking Feedback on Creation of New Canada Water Agency


The Government of Canada is creating a new Canada Water Agency to work together with the provinces, territories, Indigenous communities, local authorities, scientists and others to find the best ways to keep our water safe, clean and well-managed. Environment and Climate Change Canada, with support from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, is leading this exercise on behalf of the Government of Canada, and will be working with other federal departments and agencies over the coming months to explore current and projected future freshwater management challenges. We will also be engaging with provinces and territories, Indigenous peoples, and others, through a variety of mechanisms, including the use of this PlaceSpeak site

Have your say! The Discussion Paper contains a series of discussion issues accompanied by a set of questions. To provide your responses to these questions, use the online survey tool. Input will be accepted until March 1, 2021. Feedback can also be sent directly by email to [email protected] or by regular mail.

Feedback on this Discussion Paper will inform the Government’s next steps in implementing the commitment to create a Canada Water Agency. Broad input from stakeholders and the public is currently being sought through this PlaceSpeak site. Separate processes are underway to engage directly with Indigenous peoples and provinces and territories.

Visit the Events section! In addition to providing your feedback through this PlaceSpeak site, plan to join Environment and Climate Change Canada at the National Freshwater Policy Forum on January 27 & 28, 2021, and Regional freshwater forums planned for February.