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Novador Gold Mine Project – Participant Funding Available

Press Release

November 30, 2023 — 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 Novador Gold Mine Project, a new open-pit and underground mine located east of Val d’Or, in Quebec.

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 December 17, 2023, 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 December 20, 2023, will be considered.

For more information about the Funding Program, including eligibility criteria and the application form, please visit the project home page on the Registry website, reference number 86020, 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 opinion 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 and the Agency remains committed to collaborating with proponents on gathering the information required to support assessments.

Stay updated on this project by following the Agency on Twitter: @IAAC_AEIC #Novador

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



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