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Evaluation Recommendation Management Response (Agree or Disagree and if Disagree, reason why) Action Plan Lead (position) & Target Date
1) Support Agency consultation activities by:
  1. Providing coordination, advice and tools within CFIA and a source of expert advice for Agency personnel;
  2. Providing key coordination mechanisms for stakeholder consultation such as, an Agency-wide list of stakeholder organizations (explore Agriconnexions) and a schedule of major consultation activities.
  3. Enhancing mechanisms for consultation, specifically, more consistent use of the Consulting with Canadians website, enhanced web-based tools and improved visibility of consultations on the CFIA external site.
  4. Promoting standardization and sharing of best practices through activities such as: development and promulgation of a toolkit; creating a resource centre for consultation on the CFIA's intranet; and establishing a community of practice within the CFIA.
Agree Policy and Programs Branch will provide a focal point for Agency consultations. This will involve development and maintenance of a listing of major consultation activities and annual consultation plans and facilitation of discussions at Business Line and across CFIA units involved in consultation.

Public Affairs Branch has developed a web presence on both the Agency's internal and external sites. These sites will include:

  • Information on why the Agency conducts consultations and how the results are being used
  • Agency's new Consultation Policy and Framework
  • Links to current and completed consultations and to the Consulting with Canadians web site
  • List of Agency consultative groups and sitting members
  • Consultation resources and tools
March 2012

February 2012

2) Develop and implement guidelines for providing feedback to participants of consultation activities. Agree In collaboration with the Business Lines, PPB will develop guidelines to assist CFIA units in consistently providing feedback to participants in a timely manner. PPB
September 2012
3) Continue to enhance engagement of consumers and small and medium sized businesses and engage less traditional stakeholder groups, such as Aboriginal Peoples and vulnerable populations as required. Agree Through the Business Lines, PPB will encourage the enhanced engagement of small and medium sized businesses and less traditional stakeholder groups. Public Affairs Branch, as lead responsible for the Consumer Association Roundtable, will continue to explore outreach options through the Roundtable and its website to engage consumer representatives from other stakeholder groups including vulnerable populations. PPB
March 2013


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