Tracey Sandgathe

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

Tracey Sandgathe joined Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in 2009 where she began her Federal Public Service career as the Regional Manager of Environmental Assessments and Major Projects in the Pacific Region.  She has also held roles managing the Pacific Region’s Species at Risk Program, Litigation Management Unit, and West Coast Energy-Strategic Partnerships Fish Habitat Restoration Initiative.  Since 2016, Tracey has been involved with the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) Project and is currently the Director of TMX Review and Engagement.  This work has included responsibilities related to DFO’s participation as an Intervening Federal Authority in the NEB Reconsideration Process and DFO’s support of reinitiated Phase III consultations with the Indigenous groups potentially affected by the project. Tracey has also been responsible for overseeing regulatory reviews required under the fisheries protection provisions of the Fisheries Act for the TMX Project.  Prior to joining DFO, she practiced law for 10 years with one of Canada’s national law firms.  Tracey earned a Master of Laws (LL.M) at the University of British Columbia with an emphasis on environment and natural resource law and policy. She also obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a major in Archaeology and a minor in Anthropology from the University of Calgary.


The IAMC provides new opportunities for Fisheries and Oceans Canada to work collaboratively with Indigenous communities in novel ways. The Department welcomes these opportunities and is very pleased to be a part of this important partnership.