Evaluating the Performance of Environmental Co-Management Agencies

Our team evaluated the performance of environmental agencies in the Athabasca oil sands region, the diamond mine area of Canada’s north and other areas.

Alberta Environment and the Athabasca Tribal Council (ATC) jointly supported a review of the Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) which operates in Canada’s oil sands region. The purpose of the evaluation was to undertake an independent assessment of the operations and structure of CEMA. The evaluation reviewed governance, partnership roles and their value to the organization, funding issues and mandate. The evaluation consisted of direct consultation with CEMA, government and First Nations representatives. The evaluation consisted of the following components: