Participation Opportunities

 

The Department of Environment of Climate Change (Labour Standards Division) is seeking input from Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

Every two years, the Provincial Government is legislated to conduct a review of the current minimum wage rate, as well as the adjustment process. The decision to adjust the minimum wage impacts employees and employers. To ensure all perspectives are being heard and to help inform Government in its decision-making process, employees, employers, stakeholders, and the general public are invited to provide input into this review.

Closing Date: March 16, 2024

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has decided to repeal and replace the existing Act, and is requesting public feedback to address identified gaps, strengthen language, and realign the Act with the Office of Women and Gender Equality.

Closing Date: March 1, 2024

The Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development is seeking the input of individuals and organizations into what should be included in a guide to support intergenerational programming and activities with the aim of making the guide a useful tool to bring generations together and support the continued development of age-friendly communities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Closing Date: February 29, 2024

Updated: What We Heard. The humane treatment of animals is the Provincial Government's top priority when enacting animal health and protection legislation in Newfoundland and Labrador. Strong federal and provincial legislation helps ensure the safety and well-being of all animals.
Updated: What We Heard. There is increased awareness throughout Newfoundland and Labrador regarding the importance of accessibility. Digital Government and Service NL thanks those who participated in the consultation process on the Building Accessibility Act. Feedback was used to inform the What We Heard document.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills is conducting an independent review of the apprenticeship system throughout 2023 and into early 2024. The review serves to further enhance a continuously improving provincial apprenticeship system, evidenced by Newfoundland and Labrador tradespeople achieving the third-highest Red Seal pass rate in Canada for 2021 and 2022.

The Department of Industry, Energy, and Technology (IET) sought input from stakeholders on ways to improve and modernize the Mineral Act and the Mining Act to provide a clear pathway for regulatory approval and to ensure exploration for, and development of, the province's mineral resources is responsible, timely, sustainable, competitive and supportive of private-sector investments and job growth.

Updated: What We Heard

The Minimum Wage Review Committee wishes to thank those who participated in the consultation process. Feedback was used to inform the What We Heard document.

Updated: What We Heard

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Crown lands are administered under the Lands Act and allocated as a public trust. The Provincial Government manages this valuable resource in a responsible manner for the continuous social and economic benefit of the province’s residents for present and future generations.

The Provincial Government is considering updating Lands Act to clarify adverse possession against the Crown and protect the land interests of the people of the province. To assist in this process, the province engaged the public and key stakeholders for input.

Updated: What We Heard

The Department of Industry, Energy and Technology wishes to thank those who participated in the engagement process on the development of a critical minerals strategy. Feedback from each portion of the engagement is presented in the What We Heard document.

Updated: What We Heard

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is working to improve adult literacy and high school equivalency programs. The Department of Education, Literacy and Institutional Services Division is engaging stakeholders to help address challenges and opportunities related to adult literacy, foundational literacy, and high-school equivalency in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Department aims to gather valuable insights, opinions, and recommendations from the community to inform the next steps for adult literacy in our province.

Closed: December 15, 2023

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has asked the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council to engage the public on ten new protected areas and make recommendations on whether to proceed with interim protections on the sites. WERAC has completed the in-person and online engagements regarding the protection of Indian Arm Brook. The council will review all submissions and report back in the new year.

Closed: December 8, 2023

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is developing a new Climate Change Mitigation Action Plan (2025-2030) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and a new Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan (2025-2030) to help prepare for and reduce the impacts of climate change. The Department of Environment and Climate Change (ECC) is seeking input from partners, stakeholders, Indigenous governments and organizations, and the public on the development of these new Plans over the coming months.

Closed: January 7, 2024

The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture is seeking feedback on proposed amendments to enforcement-related provisions, fines and penalties in the Wild Life Act, Endangered Species Act and applicable regulations.

The amendments aim to modernize legislation, use clear language, and repeal legislation that is no longer required to ensure it is easier to interpret, enforce, follow, and respect. The proposed amendments strive to ensure enforcement officers are better equipped to protect Newfoundland and Labrador’s cherished wildlife resources.

Closed: January 11, 2024