The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) held a two-day in-person workshop in the community of Rankin Inlet from July 18th to July 19th, 2022. This strategic planning session brought together NIRB’s Board members and staff to reflect on what they achieved together through their last strategic plan and discuss the future they would like to work towards over the next five years. This involved revisiting the NIRB’s vision, mission, and values, as well as conducting an environmental scan to identify key strengths, challenges, opportunities, and threats associated with NIRB’s current operating environment.

After these items were examined, the group used the resulting information to develop the following goals for the organization over the next five years:

1.    Strengthen our use of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Inuktut in our work
2.    Collaborate with other IPGs and stakeholders to meet environmental management needs in Nunavut
3.    Enhance awareness of the NIRB’s role and work among Nunavummiut, proponents, and regulators
4.    Aim for long-term organizational capacity and stability
5.    Advance work in support of the Nunavut Marine Council

As an institution of public government created through the Nunavut Agreement, the NIRB is a unique organization with an important mandate to fulfill. This Strategic Plan sets out the major goals of NIRB for the next five years and includes mechanisms for annual updates and regular reporting on progress through the public release of the NIRB’s annual reports and audited financial statements.


The NIRB’s 2023-2027 Strategic Plan is available in English, Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun and French:

English Strategic Plan Inuktitut Strategic Plan French Strategic Plan