About Us

At the Public Engagement and Planning Division, we gather public input through in person discussions and online through engageNL. This input helps inform government decisions.

We also support the development of public policy that is based on evidence and research, including supporting efforts to strengthen the policy capacity of the public service.

Our team is located throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. To reach out, check our contact page.

Latest News

    • The Public Post-Secondary Education Review Committee is holding a public consultation session in Baie Verte for all residents who have an interest in public post-secondary education.
    • Members of the research community are invited to share opinions on how the Department of Health and Community Services can improve the Health Research Ethics Authority Act.
    • The Minimum Wage Review Committee invites stakeholders and members of the general public to provide input into the current review of the minimum wage. The minimum wage rate can have impacts on employees, employers and the overall economy.
    • The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, hosted the fourth annual Premier’s Forum on Local Government this morning at the St. John’s Convention Centre. Premier Ball was joined by the Honourable Derrick Bragg, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, and approximately 50 delegates representing municipalities from across the province. The forum was held in conjunction with Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, the Combined Councils of Labrador and Professional Municipal Administrators.
    • The Public Post-Secondary Education Review Committee is holding a public consultation session in Seal Cove for all residents who have an interest in public post-secondary education.
    • The Public Post-Secondary Education Review Committee is holding a public consultation session in Carbonear for all residents who have an interest in public post-secondary education.
    • Due to overwhelming interest, the St. John’s venue for the November 14 public consultation session to help inform the development of a Dementia Care Action Plan, has been changed to accommodate more participants.
    • The Public Post-Secondary Education Review Committee is holding a public consultation session in Corner Brook for all residents who have an interest in public post-secondary education.
    • The Public Post-Secondary Education Review Committee is holding a public consultation session in St. Anthony for all residents who have an interest in public post-secondary education.
    • Today, the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, announced the launch of an engagement process for the five-year statutory review of the Adult Protection Act. The purpose of this legislation is to protect adults who are at risk of abuse and neglect and who do not understand or appreciate the risk.
    • The Provincial Government is seeking input from community organizations including current recipients, the broader sector and the general public, to help inform next steps on one-window, multi-year funding. The online questionnaire is accessible at engageNL.ca.
    • The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will speak at the Community Sector Council Summit on Monday, October 28 at 9:30 a.m. Following Premier Ball’s remarks, he will participate in a series of panel discussions with community-led organizations and will be available to the media at 12:00 p.m. The event will be held at Delta Hotels St. John's Conference Centre, 120 New Gower Street, St. John’s.
    • For the fourth year in a row, the Department of Transportation and Works is seeking input from the public for projects to be considered for the Five-Year Provincial Roads Plan.
    • The Provincial Government is inviting people in Newfoundland and Labrador to help inform the development of a Dementia Care Action Plan. The deadline to participate is November 25, 2019.
    • The Public Post-Secondary Education Review Committee is holding a public consultation session in Grand Falls - Windsor for all residents who have an interest in public post-secondary education.