Public Notice

Cando Sturgeon Rail Terminal West Expansion Project

Participant Funding Available


March 7, 2024 — Funding provided by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is now available to help Indigenous Peoples and the public participate in the impact assessment process for the proposed Cando Sturgeon Rail Terminal West Expansion Project, an expansion to an existing rail terminal facility located in Sturgeon County, Alberta.

Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to support their participation throughout the planning phase of the federal impact assessment process. During the current comment period, which ends on April 4, 2024, Indigenous Peoples and the public are invited to review the summary of the Initial Project Description and provide comments. The Agency will retroactively reimburse eligible participants for their participation in this first comment period.

Applications received by April 8, 2024, will be considered.

For more information about the Participant Funding Program, including eligibility criteria and the application form, please visit the project home page on the Registry website, reference number 87381, and click on "Participant Funding." You can also contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to or by calling 1-866-582-1884. Details about the project can also be found on the project home page.

Additional Information

In October 2023, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced the Government of Canada's guidance on the interim administration of the Impact Assessment Act (the IAA), following the recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada on the constitutionality of the IAA. According to the interim measures, advancing projects through the impact assessment process is at the discretion of the proponent. The Agency remains committed to collaborating with proponents to advance the assessment of projects and discuss the information requirements.

Stay updated on this project by following the Agency on X (previously Twitter): @IAAC_AEIC #SturgeonRail

For media inquiries, contact the Agency's media relations team by writing to or calling 343-549-3870.

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