Participation Opportunities

These are the previous consultation opportunities we held. You can see an archive of all the input that was provided by clicking on an opportunity below.

We are inviting you to share your views in advance of Budget 2022.

Closed: February 18, 2022

We invite you to share your views with us as we prepare for Budget 2023.

Specifically, we would like to hear about your priorities and gauge your support for various measures to reduce the deficit and provincial debt. We have included an interactive budget planner so you can show us how you would like to allocate budget spending.

Closed: February 10, 2023

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 (IET) is seeking input from representatives from areas of interest identified for potential wind development in the recent Call for Land Nominations. This input will be used to inform decisions about lands that may be made available for a competitive bid process for onshore wind development projects, and to help ensure the development of the province’s wind resources is undertaken in a responsible, timely, sustainable and competitive manner, with due consideration to the interests of local stakeholders and communities.

Closed: November 18, 2022

On October 17, 2019, the Provincial Government released The Adult Literacy Action Plan, a five-year action plan for adult literacy in Newfoundland and Labrador. As stakeholders in this plan, the Provincial Government is looking to employers to provide important perspectives on literacy, particularly as it relates to the workplace. 

Closed: October 10, 2022

A statutory review of the Independent Appointments Commission Act is being conducted as per Section 16 of the Act. An Independent Appointments Commission has been established. This is a seven person, non-partisan commission appointed through a resolution of the House of Assembly. The Commission provides merit-based recommendations to approximately 30 Tier One entities. The review is open to the public and will be comprehensive and identify improvements to enhance the overall efficiency, effectiveness and outcomes of the legislation, and the subsequent processes that support its administration.

Closed: May 26, 2023

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador passed the Pay Equity and Pay Transparency Act (the Act) in October 2022. The Act outlines pay equity provisions for the public sector, and pay transparency provisions for the public and private sectors.

The Office of Women and Gender Equality, the Department of Environment and Climate Change, and the Treasury Board Secretariat are seeking input to help inform the drafting of regulations regarding the Act.

Closed: May 7, 2023

The Provincial Government is seeking your input for highway projects for its Multi-Year Provincial Roads Plan.

The plan considers road projects based on safety; traffic volumes; socio-economic impacts; factors such as commercial, industry, and tourism impacts, populations serviced; the impacts of climate change; and evidence and input from the general public and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure’s engineers.

Closed: January 17, 2023

In the 2022 budget, the Provincial Government announced its intention to create a single, provincial health authority. Re-imagining our health system was recommended by Health Accord NL to help improve health and health outcomes through acceptance of and interventions in social determinants of health, and a higher quality health system that rebalances community, hospital, and long-term care services. 

Your feedback is important as we continue our transition planning.

Closed: December 23, 2022

This is your opportunity to have your say on how the Provincial Government can help increase the well-being of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. This is also a chance to weigh in on the review of the Income Support program. We look forward to your input.

Closed: November 10, 2022

The Public Procurement Agency (PPA) is developing a Social Procurement Policy to enhance the social impacts of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s purchasing activities. The Public Procurement Agency wants to hear from stakeholders to ensure that any newly developed policy meets the needs and expectations of both residents, vendors, advocacy groups, and industry leaders in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Closed: April 12, 2022