Policy Bulletin

Policy Bulletin 317

Why was the policy changed?

These guidelines were developed as a result of an evaluation of the Aboriginal Community Development Officer (ACDO) initiative. The evaluation report recommended that CSC should establish clear guidelines regarding Section 84 release planning.

How was it developed?

The Aboriginal Initiatives Directorate developed these guidelines in consultation with ACDOs, Regional Administrators of Aboriginal Initiatives, EXCOM, Legal Services Branch, Linguistic Services, and Strategic Policy Division.


All staff involved in the Section 84 process.

Who will be affected by the policy?

All staff involved in the Section 84 process.

Expected cost?


Other impacts?



  • Mark Christie
  • Manager, Aboriginal Relations
  • 1-613-943-9703
  • christiema@csc-scc.gc.ca

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.