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Wildlife Conservation Society Canada to release information hub on the largest peatland in North America

A growing demand for “critical minerals” may put one of the largest carbon sinks in the world at risk. A new hub will look at all the values at play in the Ring of Fire in Canada.

Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas and Climate Change in Canada’s Boreal Forest

Just as we can’t plan a neighbourhood one road — or house — at a time, we cannot plan for sustainable economies, healthy ecosystems, and First Nations interests one project at a time.

A sustainable plan for Ontario’s Ring of Fire

The Ring of Fire mining development requires a clear road map focused on sustainability, not disjointed planning and side deals that divide communities.

Ontario’s Ring of Fire development plan has major flaws

Just as we can’t plan a neighbourhood one road — or house — at a time, we cannot plan for sustainable economies, healthy ecosystems, and First Nations interests one project at a time.

Getting it Right in the Ring of Fire

WHAT’S AT RISK?Ontario’s Far North is a unique place and is of global significance. On a world scale, it supports intact boreal and freshwater ecosystems, contains the largest wetlands in North America, the second largest peatland complex on the continent, and the largest intact boreal forest left in the world.

In the News

Resources

Fawn River IPA Ecological Atlas

Fawn River IPA Ecological Atlas

WCS Canada is supporting the Fawn River Indigenous Protected Area with Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation. To help with this work, we have compiled an Atlas summarizing the published scientific information about the Fawn River watershed, both the animals found there and the freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, including carbon-rich areas.

Events

Policy Updates

Take action with Friends of the Attawapiskat River

Follow Campaigns from the Friends of the Attawapiskat River!

Take action with Raven:

Stand with Neskantaga

Neskantaga Nation is headed to court to defend its Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the face of Ontario’s rush to approve road-building and mineral exploration permits in the Ring of Fire in northern Ontario.

 Take action with MiningWatch Canada

The First Nations are calling for “Indigenous leadership of a robust investigation and decision making process for what can and should happen with the Breathing Lands, including the Ring of Fire.”

Ask Minister Guilbeault to retract the draft Terms of Reference for the Regional Assessment and restart the process with a commitment to a process that is mutually and equally co-developed, co-led, and co-enforced by First Nations.

Take action with the Sierra Club

In June of 2021, the Ontario Sierra Club Chapter commenced the research project for the Regional Assessment of the Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire research project was led by Sierra Club Ontario’s former Chapter Chair, Joseph Duncan; an Indigenous member from Treaty Nine Territory.

Contact Decision-Makers

Federal

OFFICE

CONTACT

SOCIAL MEDIA

Minister of Environment and Climate Change

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, MP

Represents the riding of Laurier-Sainte-Marie

Ottawa

Steven Guilbeault
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A6

(No postage required!)

Phone: 1 613 992-6779

 

Constituency

Main office – Montréal
1010-800 Boul de Maisonneuve E
Montréal QC H2L 4L8
Phone: 1 514 522-1339

Steven.Guilbeault@parl.gc.ca

Twitter: @s_guilbeault

Minister of Natural Resources

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson

Represents the riding of North Vancouver

Ottawa

Jonathan Wilkinson
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A6

(No postage required!)

Phone: 1 613 995-1225

 

Constituency

Main office – North Vancouver
310 Esplanade E
Suite 201
North Vancouver BC V7L 1A4
Phone: 1 604 775-6333

jonathan.wilkinson@parl.gc.ca

Twitter: @JonathanWNV
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 

Headquarters

Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
22nd Floor, Place Bell
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
Tel.: 613-957-0700
Fax: 613-957-0862
Toll free number: 1-866-582-1884

iaac.information.aeic@canada.ca

Ontario Office

55 York Street, 6th Floor
Toronto, ON M5J 1R7
Tel.: 416-952-1576
Fax: 416-952-1573
Email: ontarioregion-regiondontario@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

 

“Attawapiskat First Nation is aware that the western worldview in which you operate has great difficulty understanding cumulative impacts because it is too linear and fragmented and fails to consider the lands in a holistic and circular manner, as we do, however, your difficulty in understanding our perspective is not an excuse to fail to address our concerns.”

— Attawapiskat Chief David Nakogee

“You can expect opposition if Ontario, or any road proponent, tries to put a shovel in the ground of our territory without our consent.”

— Neskantaga Chief Wayne Moonias