First Nations Projects and the Environmental Review Process

Presenting organization: AANDC

Working together to make Canada a better place for Aboriginal and northern people and communities.

Session length 1.5 hours


This workshop will allow participants to become familiar with AANDC’s Environmental Review Process and the type of triggers that initiate the need for an Environmental Review for projects on reserve. A suite of tools will be made available to group which will include a discussion of how they are applied to projects. The workshop will be interactive and include a case study where participants will use the tools to work through a project. A First Nations guest speaker will describe an example of using the system and how to expedite information capture for projects. This will also include an example of how to utilize AANDC’s Integrated Environmental Management System (IEMS).

What Participants will learn by attending

  • How to initiate a project
  • What information is required by proponent’s consultants, AANDC Environmental Specialists and other regulatory agencies.
  • The available project tools and their appropriate use.


Elizabeth Kovics, Senior Environmental Specialist, AANDC

Elizabeth Kovics is a Senior Environmental Specialist with AANDC’s Lands and Economic Development Directorate. She has worked for the Public Service of Canada for 1.5 years and has a background in consulting and project management.