What was this engagement about?
The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) is revitalizing the environmental assessment process to ensure the rights of First Nations are respected, and the public’s expectation of a strong, transparent process are met. One focus of this initiative was to improve the way the EAO engages the public throughout the environmental assessment process.
From September 6th to October 15th, British Columbians were encouraged to provide feedback to the EAO on how they would like to be engaged if a major project is proposed near their community. Prior experience with an environmental assessment was not necessary.
How will my contribution make a difference?
Feedback gathered through the survey will be instrumental in guiding the EAO’s public engagement activities moving forward. The feedback collected will directly inform the EAO’s public engagement policy. A What We Heard Report will be released in November and will reflect what was heard, and how the EAO will change its engagement efforts based on the feedback received.
Details of the Engagement:
Date: Sept 6, 2019 to October 15, 2019
Category: Environmental Protection