GIFL Project Engagement
The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation has never taken on an Infrastructure Project of this size and scope. The community is going to need help. The community is going to need to hear your voices. The Chief and Council have directed the Secretariat to ensure that voices are not only heard, but listened to. For that reason, a comprehensive engagement plan has been developed for the Fixed Link Project.
The engagement plan includes working proactively with the following stakeholders:
Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Membership
The GIFL Secretariat will be scheduling, hosting and sharing a great deal of information and ideas exchanges with the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Members. Engagements with this stakeholder group will be held and promoted through the Members section of the Chippewas of Georgina website. In order for a Member to get access to this information and of community meetings please contact Alicia Trivett at the First Nation Administation office.
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The GIFL Secretariat will be responsible for Nation to Nation exchanges with Indigenous communities with real and asserted Treaty Rights in the area. Many of these meetings or idea exchanges will be promoted through our Indigenous community websites and communication channels currently in place.
If you are a Member of the Williams Treaties First Nations or a Chippewa Nation, your First Nation will have updated information and engagement opportunities. If you wish to participate in formal engagement activities, please let your community consultation team know to add you to any meeting notifications pertaining to the project and Indigenous engagement.
If you are a Member of the Metis Nation or the Huron Wendat Nations, the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation will be involved with a formal consultation process that you would participate in via the formal Consultation processes. Please get in touch with your respective Consultation departments to participate in this process.
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Partners in Lake Simcoe Protection
The Chief and Council of Georgina Island have been long-time protectors of Lake Simcoe. In this role, many partners have been identified that share in this protective mindset. Over 40 local and regional stakeholder in Lake Simcoe have been identified and the First Nation will be contacting them all directly to ensure their voices are heard and their concerns for the Lake are included with ours. The communications will be taking place in late June, early July 2021 and will set out the best way to open up the lines of communications. From there, Lake Simcoe stakeholder groups will be provide opportunities for receive information, listen to presentations and provide comments to the Fixed Link Project.
If your organization has not been contacted by the end of July and, for an unintended reason, has not been included in our list of Lake Simcoe partners, please fill out the form below and we will include you in the engagement process for the Project. If you have a lens on Lake Simcoe that we may not be aware of, we hope you will join the conversation by subscribing at the bottom of this page or contacting us.
Individuals With Personal Interest In The Project
If you are one voice, and would like to offer comments to the project, there will be a number of opportunities for you to be heard as well. The Initial Project Description is now open for comment through the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada engagement processes. This will ensure that your voice is not only heard by us, but also by the federal government.
We will be having open information session meetings that will be organized through regional municipalities and stakeholders as well. These will be included on the Fixed Link Engagement Calendar and registration information will be posted there.
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