Presentation on theme: "Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Innovation and Collaboration: Learning and Changing Together October 27, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Innovation and Collaboration: Learning and Changing Together October 27, 2009
Departmental Overview Two Branches Honourable John Hickey, Minister for Labrador Affairs Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs 30 staff total
Departmental Overview Policy and Planning : The development, implementation and administration of provincial policies and associated agreements respecting Labrador and Aboriginal issues. Land Claims, Self-Government and Other Agreements: Tripartite negotiations among the Province, Canada and Aboriginal groups/governments towards land claims, self-government and implementation of agreements.
Departmental Overview Program Administration and Coordination: Air Foodlift Subsidy Labrador Grooming Subsidy William’s Harbour Residential Air Subsidy Combined Councils of Labrador Grant Suicide and Detrimental Lifestyle Grant
Departmental Overview strong collaboration with other provincial public entities on issues related to Labrador / Aboriginal issues role more akin to a central agency, as a coordinating and advisory body Department serves on numerous interdepartmental committees All cabinet submissions have a Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs component and requires review and comment by our department. Signed off by the Minister.
Northern Strategic Plan Northern Strategic Plan launched April 20, 2007
Vision We envision Labrador where Government and people work together to advance social and economic development so that residents share in an improved quality of life.
Background NSP released on April 20, 2007 145 commitments (covering 8 themes) Implementation and Monitoring Reporting Process: Annual verbal update in the HOA Midterm public report Annual Report and Business Plan Final Report at the end of Year 5 – 2011/12
Progress to Date “Living Document” – evolves as progress is made on existing commitments and new initiatives are added Total # of Commitments in the NSP to date is 188 Total investment to date of over $430 million
Mid Term Report Mid Term Report to be released late fall 2009 Traveling throughout Labrador to report on progress of NSP
Progress Access to Programming and Services: 87% complete 8% continuous 5% not complete Tourism and Culture: 96% complete 4% continuous 0% not complete Aboriginal Partnerships: 54% commitments completed 39% continuous 7% not complete Working Together: 40% complete 60% continuous 0% not complete
Government’s Commitment to Labrador The existing administration has spent a total of $1.9 Billion since March 2004
Contact Information Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Labrador Affairs Happy Valley – Goose Bay Phone: (709) 896-1780 Aboriginal Affairs St. John’s Phone: (709) 729-4776 Toll Free: 1-877-788-8822 Website: http://www.laa.gov.nl.ca/laa/http://www.laa.gov.nl.ca/laa/