The Thunder Bay AOC has an Implementation Committee that represents stakeholders who have a key role to play in the development, implementation and monitoring of projects to restore beneficial uses in the AOC. The Implementation Committee is comprised of representatives from:
- City of Thunder Bay
- Environment Canada
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Ontario Ministry of the Environment
- Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
- Thunder Bay Health Unit
- Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
- Lakehead University
The Implementation Committee’s objectives are:
- Gain commitment from organizations responsible for implementation of remedial measures.
- Implement restoration projects related to the issues and remedial actions identified in the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Stage 2 report 2002.
- Provide advice on delisting targets and remaining priority actions for restoration.
- Implement monitoring plans and report on progress toward environmental recovery and meeting delisting targets.
- Recommend the implementation strategy required to complete all actions identified in the RAP that will lead towards delisting.
- Consider the responsibilities of RAP stakeholders in light of other water quality initiatives, such as Earthwise, Source Water Protection, etc.
- Deliver coordinated restoration activities by:
- preparing integrated work plans,
- setting priorities and recognizing opportunities,
- establishing partnerships,
- combining skills, expertise and resources of the community,
- funding projects collaboratively through relevant member agencies of the Implementation Committee.