Resource Revenue Sharing

Resource revenue sharing agreements let First Nations share in the economic benefits of forestry and mining operations near their communities.

First Nations with resource revenue sharing agreements will receive a portion of:

    • 45% of annual revenue from contributing forest management units
    • 40% of the annual mining tax and royalties from operational mines (at the time the agreements were signed)
    • 45% from future mines in the areas covered by the agreements

First Nations can use this revenue for:

    • economic development
    • education
    • health
    • community development
    • cultural development

To Learn More…

Learn about agreements to share mining and forestry revenues with Indigenous communities.

It represents one of Ontario’s commitments to reconciliation and supports economic development opportunities to build healthy and prosperous communities across Ontario’s north.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Protecting Ontario’s biodiversity while promoting economic opportunities in the resource sector and supporting outdoor recreation opportunities.

Ministry of Mines

Oversees Ontario’s mineral sector, provides geoscience information and supports sustainable development in the Ring of Fire.

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Working to ensure a better future for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.