The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley collaborate in five Areas of Operations (AoO). This section of the website is dedicated to communication materials intended to provide a background to what the Boards do, some learning materials related to topics of interest, and updates on ongoing initiatives through our quarterly newsletter.

2022 Virtual MVRMA Workshop Series

Save the Date: September 28 & 29th, 2022, 9am-12pm MDT
To register, click here.

2022 Virtual MVRMA Workshop - Sept. 28 and 29 - Engagement and Consultation Guidelines - (Stay tuned for final agenda)

Given the ongoing COVID-19 circumstances, the MVRMA Workshop Planning Committee is pleased to host a series of four virtual workshops in 2022. The topics of the workshops were based on the results of a Fall 2021 survey.

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley, the Review Board, and government departments and agencies involved in the co-management system will be discussing successful and not-so-successful examples of closure and reclamation within the Mackenzie Valley, hearing from Traditional Knowledge Holders about the importance and their experiences with incorporation of Traditional Knowledge into closure planning, an overview of the closure planning framework within the Mackenzie Valley, first-hand industry experience with the challenges of progressive reclamation, an overview from the GNWT on how security is managed, and some upcoming initiatives to advance closure and reclamation planning.

Future workshops will be held on the mornings of:

  • December 14 & 15 (how decision making within the co-management system is adapting to climate change).

Parties may contact Sarah Elsasser with questions or comments.

2022 MVRMA Poster 2

Previous MVRMA Summary Reports

The Resource Co-management Workshops are hosted by the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley, the Mackenzie Valley Review Board, the Government of the Northwest Territories, and the Government of Canada.


The March 30 & 31 workshop and introduced the integrated co-management system of land and water management established through the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA).



The 2021 workshop theme was Well-being: making good co-management decisions in the Mackenzie Valley. The goals, format, and content for this workshop were based on feedback from participants who attended the Resource Co-management workshops held over the past five years.


The theme for the 2020 Resource Co-management Workshop was Engagement & Consultation and was held in Yellowknife at the Explorer Hotel, February 4 to 6. The format was in person and included presentations, discussion panels, and breakout groups.


2019's Resource Co-management Workshop was a regional event, held in Inuvik, February 26 to 28. Panel discussions, presentations, and breakout sessions focused on different aspects of co-management. 


The 2018 Resource Co-management Workshop was held in Yellowknife, at the Explorer Hotel, and focused on different "stages of a project lifecycle after the environmental assessment is complete, including regulatory permitting, ongoing project monitoring and compliance, and closure and reclamation."


The Resource Co-management Workshop for 2017 was a regional event, held in Norman Wells, February 7-8. The intention of this year's workshop was fostering a better understanding of the resource co-management regime within the context of a legislated regional land claim agreement, and better implementation going forward. 


The 2016 Resource Co-management Workshop was held in Yellowknife at the Explorer Hotel, January 12-13. This workshop focused on components of the MVRMA system, and consisted of a series of panel discussions, and interactive break-out sessions.



LWB Engagement and Consultation Policy Update - Workshop Summary Report - Jun 9-10_21


Learning Materials


Sharing Responsibility Pamphlet