Frequently Asked Questions

About the Consulting With Canadians Web site

  1. What is the Consulting With Canadians site?
  2. What is the purpose of the Consulting With Canadians site?
  3. I am from a federal department or agency, how do I add a consultation to the listing?
  4. Who do I contact if I find a spelling mistake or broken link on this site?
  5. Will this site collect any personal information?

About Consultations

  1. What is a Consultation?
  2. Who do I contact if I have a question about a particular Consultation?
  3. Why do some Consultations allow me to post comments while others do not?

1. What is the Consulting With Canadians site?

The Consulting With Canadians site contains structured listings of Government of Canada Consultation sites.

It is a convenient way for Canadians to find out what the Government is consulting Canadians about and provides one place from which to access the Consultations. This makes it easier for Canadians to find consultations of interest without having to understand how government is structured to determine which department is handling a specific Consultation.


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2. What is the purpose of the Consulting With Canadians site?

The Consulting With Canadians site has three key objectives:

  1. To enhance public awareness of government consultation activities;
  2. To provide opportunities for Canadians to participate in government consultations, both online and offline;
  3. To develop the government's capacity for engaging Canadians online and improve management of government consultations across departments.


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3. I am from a federal department or agency, how do I add a consultation to the listing?

Please email NC_CWC_SUPPORT-GD@servicecanada.gc.ca for further information on how to participate.


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4. Who do I contact if I find a spelling mistake or broken link on this site?

If you find any errors or problems with our site, please send us an e-mail at NC_CWC_SUPPORT-GD@servicecanada.gc.ca


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5. Will this site collect any personal information?

No personal information will be collected on this site. Individual departmental sites may vary.

All e-mail sent to Consulting With Canadians is protected by the Privacy Act. We will not request or disclose any personal information. More information on the Privacy Act.


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1. What is a Consultation?

A consultation is a means of requesting feedback from the public. Consultations can be developed on topics of interest to the government. Consultations may be ongoing, which means they do not end or they may have an end date.


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2. Who do I contact if I have a question about a particular Consultation?

Each Consultation listing contains the contact information for the department or agency holding the Consultation. If you have a question concerning a specific Consultation we suggest that you contact the department or agency directly using the contact information provided.


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3. Why do some Consultations allow me to post comments while others do not

Consultations are created and controlled by their individual departments and agencies. Each Consultation will have its own method for submitting comments and questions. Please view the consultation you are interested in for information on how to participate in it.