Terms of Use


The Terms of Use govern a user’s access to publish information via the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry (the Registry) online commenting platform. Once a user has agreed to the Terms of Use, they will continue to be bound to them upon any future access and for subsequent submissions made via the online Registry commenting tool. Users accessing the Registry’s online commenting tool are solely responsible for the information they submit.


Access to the Registry online commenting tool requires a user to authenticate their identity via a secure sign-in method, either GC Key or using a government verified partner site, as determined by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency). The Agency is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of these Sign-in Partners.

Users will be required to provide their name and email address. Names, as well as the name of an organization if provided, will be published along with comments. Whereas, email addresses will be retained securely in the Agency’s databases for the purpose of the voluntary distribution list and in the event that a user would need to be contacted regarding their comment.


If a participant does not wish to authenticate their identity via a secure sign-in method, they may submit comments and information via other means. Participants should refer to the contact information listed on the relevant assessment page or policy document. For additional information, please refer to the Frequently asked questions.

Suspension and termination of use

The Government of Canada is committed to providing a respectful online environment that values the diverse needs of Canadians and abides by all applicable federal legislation. For this reason, the Agency may terminate and/or suspend a user’s access to the Registry in the following circumstances:


If changes and/or amendments occur to the Terms of Use in the future, the Registry will automatically prompt users to accept an updated version. The Agency reserves the right to modify the Terms of Use, in whole or in part, at any time. Such modification shall be effective immediately upon being posted on the Registry.

Agreement to the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry’s Terms of Use

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