Cumulative Effects Assessment Practitioner’s Guide

DescriptionThe Cumulative Effects Assessment Practitioner’s Guide is a collaborative effort between the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) and the Cumulative Effects Assessments (CEA) Working Group. This Guide is intended primarily for practitioners who are responsible for preparing CEAs as part of a submission to appropriate regulatory bodies for project review. “Practitioners” include consultants, government agencies and proponents. The Guide may also be useful to regulatory bodies and review panels in recognizing what constitutes acceptable and reasonable practice regarding CEAs and in developing appropriate Terms of Reference for the assessments. The purpose of this Guide is to provide an overview of the CEA practice, suggestions on practical approaches to complete CEAs and case studies of approaches used by project proponents for their CEAs.

Key Words: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, CEAA, Cumulative Effects Assessment, CEA, Practitioner’s Guide

Lead Organization  Government of Canada – Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Regional Focus  Canada wide
Status  Complete
Website www.canada.ca/en/environmental-assessment-agency/services/policy-guidance/cumulative-effects-assessment-practitioners-guide-preface.html
Primary Contact www.canada.ca/en/environmental-assessment-agency/corporate/contact-information.html
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Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada – Map Room

Description: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is one of 34 federal government departments responsible for meeting the Government of Canada’s obligations and commitments to First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and for fulfilling the federal government’s constitutional responsibilities in the North. The ‘Map Room’ holds various thematic mapping products on Aboriginal peoples, communities and initiatives undertaken by the Department. Examples include First Nations, Inuit, Metis and urban Aboriginal interactive maps, economic development, education, environment and natural resources maps, and more.

Key WordsIndigenous and Northern Affairs, INAC, maps, Aboriginal peoples, economic development, environment, natural resources

Lead Organization  Government of Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Regional Focus  Canada wide
Status  On-going
Website www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1290453474688/1290453673970
Primary Contact  www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1291132820288/1291132853616
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Integrated Regional Profiles

Description: The “Integrated Regional Profiles” document outlines the process undertaken by staff from the UNBC Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC) to develop an informational tool capable of communicating information across the themes of environment, community and health in a concise, user-friendly format. This activity was documented for the purpose of sharing tools and processes with researchers, practitioners and communities seeking ways to document, integrate and share data and information with a wide variety of collaborators.

Key Words:  Integrative communication tool, regional profile

Additional Resources:

Lead Organization UNBC Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium
Regional Focus Peace River Region
Status Complete
Website https://www.unbc.ca/cumulative-impacts
Primary Contact circ@unbc.ca
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Nature Conservancy Canada Conservation Blueprints

DescriptionConservation blueprints form the core of Nature Conservancy Canada’s work. Developed over the course of many years, in partnership with other conservation groups and scientists, they form a comprehensive picture of the conservation status and opportunities in ecoregions across the country. The following link provides access to the conservation blueprints for regions specific to northern British Columbia including: Canadian Rockies, Central Interior, Coastal Forests Mountains, Muskwa-Kechika Management Area, and Pacific Northwest.

Key WordsConservation, blueprint, ecoregion, maps, Rockies, central interior, coastal, Muskwa-Kechika, Pacific northwest

Lead Organization  Nature Conservancy Canada
Regional Focus  Canada-wide
Status  Complete
Website  www.natureconservancy.ca/en/who-we-are/publications/conservation-blueprints
Primary Contact  www.natureconservancy.ca/en/who-we-are/contact-us.html
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Northern Exposures Project

Description: The Northern Exposures: Science, Indigenous people, and Northern Contaminants project includes five co-investigators across Canada, examining various aspects of the environmental history and cultural politics of pollution and toxicity in Canada’s Arctic and northern regions. Project researchers and students will analyze the attempts of Aboriginal communities, scientific researchers, governments, and environmental groups to respond to the issue of toxics in the northern environment. Their research will trace the “pathways of exposure” through which contaminants have been mobilized in the northern environment, and consider how these flows co-produced “landscapes of exposure” in the Canadian North. The project team also aims to trace the connections forged by pollution between northern and non-northern places and actors, as well as with non-human actors—such as highly mobile chemical and biological contaminants and the environmental systems through which they move.

Key Words: Arctic, First Nations, Indigenous people, northern Canada, pollution, research, toxicity

Lead Organization Memorial University
Regional Focus Canadian North
Status On-going
Website wastests.org/about/northern-exposures
Primary Contact Arn Keeling, Project Co-Leader

akeeling@mun.ca

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Technical Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012

Description: The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency offers this technical guidance document for assessing cumulative environmental effects under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act of 2012 (CEAA 2012). It informs the assessment of cumulative effects undertaken as part of the Environmental Assessment (EA) of designated projects initiated under CEAA 2012 for which the Agency is the responsible authority. It provides methodological options and considerations to support the implementation of CEAA 2012 in a way that achieves high-quality EA and replaces the 1999 guide entitled “Cumulative Effects Assessment Practitioners Guide”.

Key Words: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, CEAA 2012, cumulative effects, environmental assessment

Lead Organization  Government of Canada – Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Regional Focus  Canada wide
Status  Complete
Website www.ceaa.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=B82352FF-1
Primary Contact  www.canada.ca/en/environmental-assessment-agency/corporate/contact-information.html
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