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 Department of Natural Resources is undertaking a consultation process regarding a review of the legislation that regulates quarry activity in the province. Consultations will help to develop modern and comprehensive legislation that is stronger and also adopts best practices from other jurisdictions to support the development of the province’s quarry resources.
    • The Provincial Government today launched its pre-budget consultations for Budget 2020. This year’s consultation theme is “A Balanced Approach,” and includes an overview of government’s fiscal approach, which is characterized by a focus on cost control, efficiencies and savings that grow over time. Residents can provide feedback on ways to reduce spending and/or increase revenues, and on priority areas for Budget 2020 decisions.
    • The Public Post-Secondary Education Review Committee is holding a public consultation session in St. John’s for all residents who have an interest in public post-secondary education.
    • A public consultation session to help inform the development of a Dementia Care Action Plan will take place on Monday, January 13.
    • 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 Adoption Act, 2013. The purpose of this legislation is to govern the adoption process in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    • The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced that following a request from the Minimum Wage Review Committee for additional time to complete its work, the deadline to submit the committee’s report has been extended to January 17, 2020.
    • The Department of Natural Resources is undertaking consultations regarding a review of the legislation that regulates quarry activity in the province. Consultations will help to develop modern and comprehensive legislation that addresses gaps and adopts best practices from other jurisdictions to support the development of the province’s quarry resources.
    • 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.