Funding to support the review of the Onshore Pipeline Regulations

About the Onshore Pipeline Regulations Review

The CER is conducting a review of the Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR), which are the main regulations we use to oversee pipelines in Canada. The CER’s objective for this review is to deliver a regulation that supports the highest level of safety, security and environmental protection, advances Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, addresses transparency and inclusive participation, provides for predictable and timely oversight and encourages innovation. The CER is committed to advancing Reconciliation, and is seeking input from Indigenous peoples based on their unique cultures, knowledge and histories.

Funding to support participation

Funding is available to support the participation of Indigenous peoples in the OPR Review.  Below is a description of the phases, and how to apply for funding.

Phase 1: Discussion Paper

  • This phase has been completed.

Phase 2: Regulatory Proposal

  • A second phase of engagement is anticipated on specific changes to the regulation.

About the Funding Opportunity for the OPR Review

With the help of the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC), funding has been made available through the IAACs Policy Dialogue Program to assist the participation of Indigenous peoples in the review of the OPR.

Funding is conditional on the recipient providing input to the CER.

Who can Apply?

All Indigenous organizations, groups and communities are eligible.

How to Apply

Information on how to apply for funding for the next phase of engagement will be available on our website.


For more information about this project, please contact us at

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