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Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area

The Regional Assessment will be conducted in the area centred on the Ring of Fire mineral deposits in northern Ontario, approximately 540 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay and 1,000 kilometres north of Toronto. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada will work with the Province of Ontario, Indigenous groups, federal authorities, non-government organizations and the public to determine the appropriate activities, outcomes and boundaries of the regional assessment.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

February 11, 2020 - The Minister of Environment and Climate Change received three requests for a regional assessment related to the Ring of Fire area in Fall 2019. The Minister determined that a regional assessment of the Ring of Fire region will be conducted pursuant to the Impact Assessment Act. The reasons for the Minister’s determination are provided in the Minister’s response.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Minister's response - February 10, 2020

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Debra Myles
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
Debra Myles
160 Elgin Street, 22nd floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0626

  • Location

    • Ring of Fire (Ontario)
  • Project Type

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Not applicable
  • Authorities

    • Not applicable
  • Assessment Type

    Regional Assessment
  • Reference Number

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