The Duty to Consult in Saskatchewan

Building Understanding, Improving Outcomes

If you are interested in a Regina workshop in November, please express your interest by following this link or contact the SEIMA office. More news on this possible second workshop will be forthcoming and requires a minimum of 12 expressions of interest by October 16th. 

If you are working or planning to work with First Nations and Métis communities, start with an understanding of the duty to consult in Saskatchewan. This one day workshop covers the Government of Saskatchewan’s duty to consult policy, roles for consultants during engagement and duty consultations, and opportunities for funding. The workshop will build on the information available in the Province’s Proponent Handbook:  Voluntary Engagement with First Nation and Métis Communities to Inform Government Duty to Consult Process.  This one day interactive event will provide you with an understanding of:

  • Treaty and Aboriginal rights
  • The specific circumstances that trigger the duty to consult
  • The Province’s Duty to Consult Policy Framework
  • Who is responsible to fulfill the duty
  • The opportunity for proponents to inform government’s duty to consult process

This information will help increase understanding and better position consultants to work with First Nations and Métis communities or proponents.

Speakers for The Duty to Consult professional development workshop

SEIMA is pleased to advise that The Duty to Consult – Building Understanding, Improving Outcomes professional development workshop to be held at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park just north of Saskatoon on Wednesday, September 16th will be led by:

  • Karen Bolton, Director, Aboriginal Consultation, Lands and Consultation Branch of the Ministry of Government Relations; and
  • Sonia Eggerman, Senior Crown Counsel, Aboriginal Law, Ministry of Justice.

Members who are interested in sponsoring this event are invited to contact Karen Turner either by e-mail at or

Saskatoon, June 25, 2015: Presentations Made Available from AGM

SEIMA is pleased to provide its members and the 50 participants in its 21st Annual General Meeting (AGM) with copies of the presentations from the AGM on June 23rd. The following presentations are available:

SEIMA would like to once again thank AMEC Foster Wheeler and ALS Environmental for their sponsorship of the AGM, and remind everyone to return to our website for further information on the following events:

  • Duty to Consult workshop for environmental consultants (coming Fall 2015); and
  • SustainTech 2016 (coming March 2016).

SEIMA also welcomes Ryan Riess of PINTER & Associates Ltd. and Patrick Legg of WSP Canada Inc. to the Board of Directors, and the re-election of Trevor Carlson of Federated Co-operatives Limited and Al Shpyth of EcoMetrix Incorporated for a second term.

SEIMA Extends Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!




19th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species

The Invasive Species Centre is hosting the 19th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species that will be held at the Fort Garry Hotel, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, April 10-14, 2016.

This conference series is widely considered the most comprehensive international forum on aquatic invasive species and continues to evolve to address new and emerging issues.

Click here for the latest call for abstracts.

 EYC Internship Program Now Open

The Environmental Youth Corps (EYC) Internship Program has launched and we’re now accepting applications for internship hosts and interns.

Funded through Environment Canada’s Science Horizons Program, EYC Internships will support over 100 internship jobs and provide $800,000 in wage subsidies this year. 

Employers can receive 33% of an intern’s salary (up to $12,000) when they hire for a new, full-time environmental job related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Want to take part in this program? See the eligibility criteria and apply today!

Additional Saskatchewan Environmental Code chapters now in effect

On June 1, 2015 The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010 came into force, along with the full Saskatchewan Environmental Code, 28 standards, and three regulations:

·        The Environmental Management and Protection (General) Regulations

·        The Environmental Management and Protection (Saskatchewan Environmental Code Adoption) Regulations

·        The Waterworks and Sewage Works Regulations

New guidelines and chapters are described here, with links to related information on the Ministry of Environment’s website. All other activities continue to be governed by existing requirements.

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