Indian and Northern Affairs Canada – NWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (CIMP) and Audit


Since 1998 Terriplan/DPRA has been providing support to the Working Group that developed and is now implementing the NWT CIMP and Audit.


These initiatives are designed to meet requirements of the Gwich’in, Sahtu, and Tlicho land claim agreements, and of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA), and to support informed resource management decisions throughout the NWT. We have worked closely with the NWT CIMP and Audit Secretariat (staffed by INAC) and the Working Group (which includes representation from Regional Aboriginal organizations, the federal and territorial governments, and MVEIRB) on work planning, consultation, stakeholder workshops, and research related to monitoring protocols and other topics.


Strategic advice has been given on the development of the draft Terms of Reference for the first (2005) and second (2010) NWT Environmental Audits, and the Audit process. Facilitation support has been provided at Working Group and Audit Sub-Committee meetings and a number of workshops and other events for more than 10 years.