Environmental Assessment Revitalization – Results

Engagement Summary

The Provincial Government is reviewing B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Process to ensure the legal rights of First Nations are respected and the public’s expectation of a strong, transparent process is met.
Revitalization of the Environmental Assessment Process will focus on three key outcomes:

  • Enhancing public confidence, transparency and meaningful participation;
  • Advancing reconciliation with First Nations; and
  • Protecting the environment while supporting clear pathways to sustainable project approvals.

There were several ways to participate:

  • Read the Discussion Paper and provide your feedback
  • Complete an online engagement survey


Engagement Timeframe

June 18 to July 30, 2018

Input Received
  • Over 550 completed online surveys
  • Over 2,500 submissions on proposed changes to B.C.’s environmental assessment process


Input leads to action:

A What We Heard Report has been released that outlines the themes of feedback we heard from the public, in addition to the themes we heard from over 60 formal submissions from Indigenous nations, industry, NGOs, health authorities and representative organizations. To see how your concerns were reflected in legislation, regulation or policy, check out the What We Heard Response Table.