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1 Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Innovation and Collaboration: Learning and Changing Together October 27, 2009

2 Departmental Overview  Two Branches Honourable John Hickey, Minister for Labrador Affairs Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs 30 staff total

3 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.

4 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

5 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.

6 Northern Strategic Plan  Northern Strategic Plan launched April 20, 2007

7 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.

8 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

9 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

10 Mid Term Report  Mid Term Report to be released late fall 2009  Traveling throughout Labrador to report on progress of NSP

11 Progress Transportation:  92% commitments completed  8% not complete Natural Resources & Environment:  47% complete  24% continuous  14% not complete Education & Employment:  62% complete  24% continuous  14% not complete Health:  67% commitments completed  25% continuous  8% not complete

12 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

13 Government’s Commitment to Labrador The existing administration has spent a total of $1.9 Billion since March 2004

14 Contact Information Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Labrador Affairs Happy Valley – Goose Bay Phone: (709) Aboriginal Affairs St. John’s Phone: (709) Toll Free: Website:


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