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Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada.

The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act A New Browser Window Will Open, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.

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Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. We ask only that:

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Some of the materials and graphical elements found on Government of Canada Web sites are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of sites that are jointly operated by a Government of Canada institution and an external organization as part of a collaborative arrangement. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.

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Links to other Web sites not under the control of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada are provided for the convenience of users. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy, the currency and the reliability of the content, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links.

Users should be aware that information on external sites to which Indian and Northern Affairs Canada links is not subject to the Official Languages Act and is available only in the language(s) of those sites.

Privacy Notice

The Government of Canada and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada are committed to providing visitors with web sites that respect their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices on Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Web sites.

  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Web sites do not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an e-mail or registering in a secure portion of the site.

  • All personal information created, held or collected by this department is protected under the federal Privacy Act A New Browser Window Will Open.This means that at any point of collection you will be asked for consent to collect your information, and you will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information.

  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our Web site, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.

  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada does not normally use "cookies" to track how our visitors use this site or to determine sites previously visited. The system will notify you before any cookies are used so that you may refuse them. (A "cookie" is a file that may be placed on your hard drive without your knowledge by a Web site to allow it to monitor your use of the site.)

  • Information on individual visitors is only used by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada employees who need to know the information in order to respond to your request or to ensure the security of this system. We only share the information you give us with another government department if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside the federal government.

  • Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act in Indian and Northern Affairs Canada's web site, may be directed to the Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator by e-mail to lerouxdn@ainc-inac.gc.ca or by calling (819) 953-2049 or writing to:

    Diane Leroux, A/ATIP Coordinator
    Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
    10 Wellington, Room 517
    Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0H4

If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by calling 1-800-267-0441 or via the Internet at http://www.privcom.gc.ca A New Browser Window Will Open

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Indian and Northern Affairs Canada respects the Official Languages Act A New Browser Window Will Open and relevant Treasury Board policies A New Browser Window Will Open, and is committed to ensuring all information on this site is available in both French and English. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources is available only in the language in which it was provided.

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  Revised: 2006-03-20
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