Consultation: Natural resources and forestry services modernization survey

Take our survey to help us understand your experience with natural resources and forestry approvals, and make our approval services more convenient, accessible and easier to use.

We will report back on what we heard in April 2022. This survey should take around 10 minutes to complete.

Closing date: March 31, 2022

Aggregates Industry
Aggregates Reform continues to be a priority. The intent of these questions is not to change the outcomes to that policy initiative, but to find opportunities to enhance our approval processes for existing regulatory and policy requirements.

Forestry Industry
Sustainable Growth: Ontario’s Forest Sector Strategy continues to be a priority. The intent of these questions is not to change the outcomes for this ongoing policy initiative, but to find opportunities to enhance our approval processes for existing regulatory and policy requirements.

Hunting and Fishing Clients
All feedback is valuable to help us create better service for you. Feedback collected in this survey will be used where possible for ongoing continuous improvement enhancements to our systems. However, please note the Ministry is not proposing any significant changes to fishing and hunting licences that are issued through the Fish and Wildlife Licencing System (FAWLS) at this time.

3. Overall, how would you rate your experience with the approval process? The approval process includes:

  • Finding information about whether you need a permit, licence, authorization or other approval
  • Completing and submitting your application
  • Following up on your application status
  • Receiving your approval
  • Asking any clarifying questions
  • Submitting reports (if necessary)

The approval process does not include policy or program changes, such as whether an approval is required in a situation.

Your privacy matters

Your personal information is being collected in order to help us understand user needs and expectations for natural resource and forestry approvals. Your responses will be reviewed by the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.

This feedback will help us understand user needs and expectations for natural resource and forestry approvals and inform the development of digital solutions. Your feedback may also be used in a summary report about this survey.

We may use your personal information, like your email address, to contact you to clarify your answers or ask for further information.

Your information will not be placed on mailing lists or released to any third party, except as may be authorized by law. For questions on how personal information collected on this page will be used, please contact:

Tammy Verhaeghe
Acting Renewal Planning Manager
99 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1W3
Email: tammy.verhaeghe@ontario.ca