Forum on the St.Lawrence

A forum for exchange and collaboration

The Forum Saint-Laurent is an annual event that promotes concerted action by bringing together the various stakeholders involved in managing the St. Lawrence’s resources and uses. Its purpose is to develop shared guidelines in order to address cross cutting issues affecting the St. Lawrence and to engage stakeholders in providing coherent management of the issues addressed.

More specifically, the Forum is intended to:

  • produce an overview of the issues related to the selected topic and the stakeholders involved;
  • identify specific and common issues;
  • prioritize these issues;
  • develop one or more shared guidelines that each participating organization can make its own and help implement.

The stakeholders participating in the Forum Saint-Laurent are invited on the basis of their expertise and their involvement in managing the St. Lawrence’s resources and uses, depending on the field addressed and while respecting the principle of representativeness for the various sectors concerned. Where applicable, priority is given to network leaders and groups in order to reach as many of the organizations involved in managing the St. Lawrence’s resources and uses as possible.