Tracking the Progress of Program Review Implementation

On September 6, 2019, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard released an Action Plan for the renewal and expansion of its Indigenous programs in response to the 141 recommendations put forth during Indigenous Program Review. At the same time, the Minister released the Department’s Reconciliation Strategy which is guided by the Indigenous Program Review’s pivotal message: Ignite a Culture Change.

The Action Plan describes how DFO is responding to each program review recommendation and how these are reflected in the renewal of its Indigenous program. The Annex at the end of the action plan also organizes each recommendation alongside Implementation action(s), status and timing.

The Institute intends to closely track this progress. We also want to hear directly from program participants about how these changes are benefitting your communities and businesses.

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To start, we’ve been preparing tailored Program Review recommendation reports to help each region and sector of the Department and Coast Guard understand how Indigenous Program Review involves their day-to-day work. We also plan to design and regularly report on an IPR scorecard.

Indigenous Program Review Recommendations and Implementation: Tailored Reports

More to come…

Reconciliation Strategy

The Reconciliation Strategy is a whole-of-department, long-term roadmap for advancing meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. It describes the Fisheries and Oceans Canada–Canadian Coast Guard approach to advance reconciliation in fisheries, oceans, aquatic habitat, and marine waterways.

The strategy is intended to help Ignite a Culture Change within the Department and Agency by guiding employees about why and how reconciliation matters in their day-to-day work. It includes a reporting tool to hold the Department publicly accountable for completing actions and achieving results through the Departmental Results Framework.