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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

November 12, 2020 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is inviting input on the planning of the Regional Assessment until January 21, 2021. The Agency is also holding virtual information sessions.


The Agency is making funding available to assist the participation of the public, indigenous communities and organizations in the planning of the regional assessment. Applications received by December 14, 2020, will be considered.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
13 Information Sheet PDF (44 KB) November 12, 2020
1 Minister's response - February 10, 2020

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

  • 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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