Public Engagement

Whenever the International Joint Commission (IJC) is asked to make a decision about a dam or other structure in a river or a lake, it asks for views from the public. The IJC also holds public meetings every three years to discuss progress in cleaning up the Great Lakes, and solicits comments from the public on biennial progress reports on the Canada-United States Air Quality Agreement. 

Become involved in the work of the IJC by participating in public consultations and giving your perspective on decisions before the IJC.  Before the IJC makes decisions or recommendations, views of all interested parties are considered. The IJC welcomes comments submitted in writing at any time.  You are invited to share your perspective on general and specific matters under consideration at public meetings and information sessions, formal public hearings, webinars, and in response to information posted on IJC.org. The IJC also sponsors conferences, meetings and round table discussions in which members of the public and representatives of community groups and other organizations can take part. The IJC also involves the public by appointing stakeholders to its boards and convening advisory groups.

Recent Public Consultations

Public Comments – Final Report - Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board

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The International Joint Commission (IJC) is welcoming public input on the final report from the International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board (LCRRSB). The Report investigated the causes, impacts, risks and potential solutions to flooding in the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River basin shared...

Public Comments – International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study Board Work Plan

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The International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study Board (ISMMRSB) is welcoming public input on its work plan. The work plan describes the history leading up to the St. Mary and Milk Rivers study and the study’s objectives. It explains how the Study Board intends to conduct its work and achieve its...

Related Boards

Upcoming Events

220th WQB Meeting

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Please contact the Board Secretariat for further details
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Canadian Water Resources Association - 2023 conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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The International Joint Commission's (IJC) International Watersheds initiative Technical Leads Dr. Glenn Benoy and Dr. Mark Colosimo will be chairing a session entitled “Transboundary Water Management” at the Canadian Water Resources Association conference in Halifax on June 18-21, 2023. This...
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221st WQB Meeting

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This will be a VIRTUAL meeting. Please contact the Board Secretariat for further information.
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