Background

In 2017, we invited Ontarians to share their feedback about the proposed future transfer of provincial lands to the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO). This proposed transfer of lands is part of the ongoing Algonquin land claim treaty negotiations.

Further negotiations resulted in changes to the proposed AOO lands package. The Supplemental Report: Changes to Proposed Settlement Lands is now available. The report includes updated information for public review and comment.

We will summarize the comments we receive in the current consultations on the supplemental report and combine them with the input we received on the 2017 Draft Environmental Evaluation Report. We will provide this information in a Final Environmental Evaluation Report.

About the consultation

This consultation supports Canada, Ontario and the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO)’s ongoing negotiations towards a modern treaty to resolve the AOO land claim in eastern Ontario.

In order to transfer provincial lands to the AOO, Ontario must consult with the public and stakeholders who have an interest in, or may be affected by, the proposed transfer of lands. This follows the processes laid out in the 2007 Algonquin Land Claim Declaration Order made under the Environmental Assessment Act, including:

  • assessing the potential environmental effects, positive and negative (e.g. social, cultural, economic and natural environment)
  • identifying how we plan to address the environmental effects
  • providing an opportunity for public review and comment

Supplemental report - 2020

The supplemental report (PDF) provides Ontario’s assessment of changes made to the provincial lands proposed for transfer to the AOO.

The report includes:

  • changes to the proposed settlement lands package
  • proposed official plan designations and zoning for new parcels, which will apply after provincial lands are transferred into Algonquin ownership

You should read the report in conjunction with the Draft Environmental Evaluation Report released in 2017.

View a map showing the changes to the provincial lands proposed for transfer to the AOO (PDF).

You may also view the Tanakiwin interactive map to see the proposed changes.

View maps showing the current configurations, proposed official plan designations and zoning for new or modified lands parcels for the:

Submit your comments

We are looking for your comments on the new or modified parcels of provincial lands proposed to be transferred as Settlement Lands to the Algonquins of Ontario.

You have until December 10, 2020 to submit your comments to:

Ontario Information Centre
Algonquin Land Claim
31 Riverside Drive
Pembroke, Ontario
K8A 8R6
Toll-free: 1-844-276-9091
Email: eerfeedback@ontario.ca

Draft environmental evaluation report - 2017

On August 28, 2017, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry released the Draft Environmental Evaluation Report (PDF) and invited Ontarians to share their feedback about the proposed future transfer of provincial lands to the Algonquins of Ontario.

The draft report identifies and evaluates all known environmental effects in areas such as:

  • access
  • industries, public utilities and business interests
  • recreational uses
  • adjacent land uses
  • natural environment
  • cultural environment

The report also includes:

  • proposed official plan designations
  • zoning for the proposed settlement lands

View maps and tables of the proposed official plan designations and zoning published in the draft report for the:

Next steps

  • We will review and consider the feedback we receive.
  • We will summarize the feedback in a Final Environmental Evaluation Report that we will  release to the public.
  • We will make a report with recommendations to the Ontario negotiation team that supports the AOO treaty negotiations.

Contact us

For questions, requests for information, or to add your name to our mailing list, contact:

Ontario Information Centre
Algonquin Land Claim
31 Riverside Drive
Pembroke, Ontario
K8A 8R6
Toll-free: 1-844-276-9091
Email: eerfeedback@ontario.ca

Updated: June 11, 2021
Published: August 21, 2017