2024 NCRD Meeting

May 14-16, 2024 | Ottawa, Ontario
Hybrid – Virtual & In-Person
In Person – PELLAN ROOM, Library and Archives Canada – 395 Wellington

Please note, no breakfast will be provided at LAC – please have breakfast at the Hotel before departing!

A PDF copy of the agenda is available at the link below – please note that panel members and times are subject to change.


9:00 amOpening Remark & Agenda Review
Jody Woods & Morgan Chapman
9:25 amLibrary and Archives Canada
Welcome & Overview

Christine Ivory, Assistant Director General, Collections Sector
9:30 amAccessing Records and Library and Archives Canada

Kristina Lillico, Director General, Access to Information and
Privacy Branch, Collections Sector

Andrew Ross, Director, Research Support and Regional Services Division,
Access and Services Branch, User Engagement Sector

Jessica Squires, Acting Director, Indigenous Initiatives Division,
Outreach and Engagement Branch, User Engagement Sector

Marie-Josée Néron, Acting Deputy Director, Indigenous Requests, Privacy,
Personnel Files and Indigenous Requests Division, ATIP Branch, Collections Sector

10:00 amBREAK
10:15 amAccess to Information & Privacy at CIRNAC
Moderators: Jody Woods & Robyn Laba, UBCIC

Claudine Lefebvre, Senior Manager, Information Management Operations
Errol Melancon, Acting Director for ATIP

11:00 amReform Discussion: The Specific Claims Resolution Process
Jesse Donovan, Associate Director, Lands Sector, Assembly of First Nations
11:30 amSpecific Claims Reform & the Proposed Centre for the
Resolution of Specific Claims
12:00 pmLUNCH
12:45 pmROUNDTABLE 1: Best Practices for Information Management
Branden Trochymchuk, Policy Analyst, Lands Sector,
Assembly of First Nations
1:45 pmBREAK
2:00 pmWhat New Technologies, Tools and Resources Are You
Using In Your Region to Support Specific Claims Research?
3:00 pmROUNDTABLE 2: Training and Capacity for Claims Research
Jody Woods & Morgan Chapman
4:15 pmClosing Comments
Day 2 – May 15, 2024 – ACCESS TO INFORMATION

9:00 amOpening Remarks & Agenda Review
Jody Woods & Morgan Chapman
9:15 amIndigenous Laws & Specific Claims
9:45 amConnecting Early in the Process
Introductory comments provided by Jody Woods
Speakers from CIRNAC (TBC)
10:15 amROUNDTABLE 3: Equity in Access to Information
11:00 amBREAK
11:15 amThe Legal Landscape
12:15 pmLUNCH
1:00 pmUpdate from the Specific Claims Tribunal
The Honourable Victoria Chiappetta, Chairperson
1:45 pmROUNDTABLE 4: The Tribunal and Legal Resources
2:30 pmTravel from LAC to Gatineau
Pre-registration required
travel costs covered by NCRD meeting
3:00 pmTour of LAC Gatineau Preservation Sites
Bring comfortable shoes! Expect 2-3 km walking indoors
5:00 pmReturn from Gatineau
Travel to either the Hotel or to Dinner (Mill Street Pub) provided and is covered by the NCRD Meeting
5:45 pmDINNER – Mill Street Pub – Food Provided
Join us for dinner at Mill Street Brewery. A short walk from LAC and the Hotel, this historic building is 177 years old and offers beautiful vies of Ottawa River. 
Day 3 – May 16, 2024 – FUNDING

9:00 amOpening remarks & agenda review 
9:15 amUpdate: Negotiation Support Directorate 
Claudia Desaulniers, Senior Manager for the Specific Claims
Funding Unit of the Negotiation Support Directorate Crown
Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Francois Levesque Perreault, Director Cross Sector Initiative,
Resolution & Partnerships Sector Crown Indigenous Relations
and Northern Affairs Canada

Chantal Goulet, Program Manager, Project Leader, Funding Services
Unit, Negotiation Support Directorate Crown-Indigenous Relations and
Northern Affairs Canada
9:45 amROUNDTABLE 5: Claims on a Continuum
10:45 amBREAK
12:00 pmLUNCH
1:00 pmUpdate from the Specific Claims Branch 
Marie-Laurence Daigle 
2:00 pmBREAK
2:15 pmReflecting Back 
Speakers from Canada and the AFN (TBC)
3:15 pmIN CAMERA
Research Directors Next Steps
Fall NCRW Update
3:45 pmClosing Comments & Door Prizes