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Canada. Indigenous Services Canada
Northern Ontario
Assessment and Investigation Services Branch

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Description
  • Receives and investigates allegations and complaints made by phone, mail, email or in person regarding First Nation, Inuit and Métis bodies and organizations, their employees and representatives
  • Refers to the appropriate policing authority if criminal activity is involved
  • Allegations may include, for example:
    • the misuse or misappropriation of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) funds
    • fraud
    • collusion
    • gross mismanagement

  • Complaints differ from allegations in that they involve actions or inactions which are potentially non-criminal in nature and may include, for example:
    • a First Nations on-reserve member who cannot obtain funding for house repairs or for post-secondary education and who believes the process was unfair
Comments
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) takes allegations and complaints regarding the misuse of public funds very seriously. To that end, a process is in place to ensure these allegations and complaints are examined properly and that appropriate action is taken
Eligibility
Allegation or complaint can be from any source, including:
  • First Nation members
  • Métis
  • Inuit
  • Elected officials
  • Members of the public
  • Media
Application Process
Allegation or complaint may be made:
  • by phone, mail, email or in person
  • Directly to the Assessment and Investigation Branch at INAC headquarters in Gatineau, QC
  • at any regional office
  • to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(40) Federal Government
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On December 10, 2018

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