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

April 22, 2022 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change is carefully considering the feedback received throughout the planning phase of the Regional Assessment before determining next steps in the process.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
48 PowerPoint for Virtual Information Sessions - Overview Of Draft Agreement and Terms of Reference PDF (681 KB) January 6, 2022
46 Draft Agreement to Conduct the Regional Assessment PDF (1.1 MB) December 2, 2021
18 From the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada to Federal Authorities re: Request for Information to Inform the Planning of the Regional Assessment PDF (318 KB) December 7, 2020
13 Information Sheet PDF (44 KB) November 12, 2020
1 Minister's response - February 10, 2020


Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
160 Elgin Street, 22nd floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-808-0165

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