The Department of Consultation and Accommodation (DOCA), was established to proactively address the Crown’s (Federal and Provincial Governments) “Duty to Consult.” This is in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision relating to the Crown’s “Duty to Consult” aboriginal communities regarding proposed land development when their treaty and traditional lands are impacted. DOCA is positioned to initiate and respond to projects involving proponents (developers), in land use development within the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation traditional territory.

MCFN-DOCA’s mandate is to engage with governments and private sector proponents on land and resource matters that may impact the interests of our First Nation.  The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation’s traditional territory has been affected by numerous and various developments which impact our traditional territory, way of life, and sustainability of MCFN  While MCFN is not opposed to development, we do want to ensure that environmentally sustainable practices are being implemented in response to any concerns about the land, water, air, species-at-risk, and the health of its people.  MCFN wants to ensure that responsible practices are being implemented to protect the heritage and archaeology of our First Nation.

DOCA is responsible for strengthening recognition of our heritage by increasing public awareness and by being directly involved in all planning and development within MCFN’s traditional territory.  DOCA will assess and help alleviate impacts on our rights, land claims, and ways of life by building relationships, and where possible partnerships, with governments and private sector proponents.  DOCA also works to advance negotiations with major proponents for securing capacity funding for project reviews, Long Term Relationship Agreements to provide annual funding for community initiatives and revenue sharing on major projects.

PLEASE READ:  MCFN Standards & Guidelines for Archaeology

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MCFN Governance Team Newsletter

March 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Aanii: The first edition of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Governance Team newsletter is out. Please click on the following link to read the PDF copy of the newsletter: Governance Newsletter February 2019 [...]

Community Safety Statement

November 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Community Safety Statement from Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation   Re: Suspicious Vehicle on MCFN on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018   Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Chief and Council are asking community members [...]

Treaty Recognition Week

November 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Treaty Recognition Week is the first week of November every year. Treaty Recognition Week was introduced in 2016 to honour the importance of treaties and to help Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty [...]

Office Closure

October 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Please be advised the Department of Consultation and Accommodation offices located at 4065 Highway #6 North will be closed Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for an all staff workshop. Miigwetch!

MNCFN Water Framework Survey

July 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

MNCFN Water Framework Survey Reminder- closing date: 31 July 2018 at 5pm MNCFN members: If you haven't already done so, complete and submit the survey and you will stand a chance to win a CAD [...]