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 Port aux Basques 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 Stephenville for all residents who have an interest in public post-secondary education.
    • New legislation that ensures the protection and care of children and youth comes into effect today (Friday, June 28). The new Children, Youth and Families Act which replaces the Children and Youth Care and Protection Act, is child and youth-centred, family-focused and culturally responsive. The new Act enhances the focus on maintaining children and youth within families where it is safe to do so and expands opportunities to create permanency for children and youth who are declared in need of protective intervention.
    • The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, announced today that the 2019-20 Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program is now accepting applications.
    • The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, today announced winners of the provincial salmon fly competition commemorating International Year of the Salmon in 2019. The announcement was held at the Salmonid Interpretation Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor to help launch the 35th annual Exploits Valley Salmon Festival.
    • The Provincial Government is seeking input in the form of a survey in response to a request for Right to Title legislation for the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador (AETTNL).
    • Non-profit community organizations are invited to submit proposals for the 2019-20 Linkages program, which helps young people between the ages of 18-30 gain meaningful employment.
    • The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, has announced the winners of a provincial poster and essay contest commemorating International Year of the Salmon in 2019.
    • The Provincial Government is now accepting applications from not-for-profit organizations and local governments that wish to sponsor projects funded by the Community Enhancement Employment Program.
    • The results of Service NL’s spring 2019 school bus inspections show consistent results, with 92.6 per cent of buses having passed their mandatory annual inspections by the department’s highway enforcement officers.
    • The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, today announced the launch of a public consultation process related to the review of the Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy. This is the first comprehensive review of the strategy since it was announced in 2002.
    • In Budget 2019, the Provincial Government is investing $1.79 million for the Community Healthy Living Fund, which provides funding to communities and community-based organizations to support healthy eating and physical activity initiatives and programs throughout the province.
    • The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, today released the 2018-19 Implementation Update for Advance 2030 – A Plan for Growth in the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industry as part of her keynote address at the 2019 Noia Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition.
    • The Provincial Government announced today that the 2019-20 Grants to Youth Organizations program is now accepting applications. Information on the program, including the application form can be found online at https://nlyouth.ca/ProgramsServices/GTYO.html
    • The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, today announced that public consultations on the provincial environmental assessment process and regulations have resumed and will be open for feedback until Wednesday, July 3. Data gathered will be used to modernize the process and regulations and enhance environmental protection and industry regulation.