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Our name has changed! We’re now known as the BC Energy Regulator (BCER) and you can find us at www.bc-er.ca. This name change is part of legislation that also modernizes our board structure and will expand our mandate later this year. For more information, see the provincial government’s news release. Check back regularly as we continue making updates to our webpages to reflect these changes.

The BC Energy Regulator is the province’s independent regulator of oil and gas activities and is responsible for permitting and overseeing petroleum and natural gas operations in British Columbia.

The Regulator, as an agent of the Crown, fulfills the Crown’s obligation to consult with Indigenous Nations prior to the authorization of activities under the Oil and Gas Activities Act and related specified enactments for which the Regulator is the responsible decision maker.

The Regulator looks for opportunities to effectively engage with communities across the province of British Columbia to encourage the participation of Indigenous Nations and peoples in processes affecting them.

Regulator-Indigenous Relations

The BC Energy Regulator is committed to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Consultation & Engagement

The Regulator looks for opportunities to effectively engage with communities across the province of British Columbia to encourage the participation of Indigenous Nations and peoples in processes affecting them.

Indigenous Education Program

The Regulator's Indigenous Education Program is a partnership with several post-secondary institutions across the Province to provide scholarships and training programs for Indigenous peoples.

Natural Resource Aboriginal Liaison Program

Established in 2014, the Aboriginal Liaison Program (ALP) is a partnership between Indigenous communities, the BC Energy Regulator (BCER) and other natural resource agencies.

Resources

Download templates, worksheets, application forms and more.

Territorial Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the many Indigenous Territories and Treaty areas, each with unique cultures, languages, legal traditions and relationships to the land and water, which the BC Energy Regulator’s work spans. We also respectfully acknowledge the Métis and Inuit people living across B.C. To learn more about the Regulator’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, visit the link below.

BC Energy Regulator-Indigenous Relations

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