Northern affairs

Canada's Arctic and Northern Policy, Shared Arctic Leadership Model, devolution in Nunavut, improvements to Nutrition North Canada, climate change adaptation programs.

Funding for free menstrual products

Since November 2021, the department has been engaging with Indigenous partners in the North and the territorial and provincial governments to identify the partners that are best placed to receive funding and provide free menstrual products in Northern schools. 

Funding to Indigenous partners and territorial governments in Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Inuit Nunangat started in March 2022 and the roll-out of this initiative is underway.

Information on this initiative is available through ISC regional offices.

Services and information

Canada's Arctic and Northern Policy

A framework prepared by the Government of Canada and its partners to empower people and communities to work together for a vibrant, prosperous and sustainable region.


Learn about Indigenous people of the Arctic.

Task Force on Northern Post-Secondary Education

Working together to close the gaps and improve post-secondary education in the North and Arctic.

Northern Petroleum Resources

Learn about oil and gas exploration in Canada's North.


How territorial governments take on province-like powers and responsibilities.

Nutrition North Canada

Learn about the subsidy program to provide Northerners in isolated communities with improved access to perishable nutritious food.

Climate change

Learn about funding available to help Northern communities monitor, address and adapt to climate change.

Environmental assessments in Canada's North

Learn about regulatory regimes in the North and their role in assessing environmental impacts.

Northern Contaminated Sites Program

Managing, reducing and eliminating risks to human and environmental health at federal contaminated sites in the North.

Northern Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program

Remediating the largest abandoned mines in Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Northern Contaminants Program

Apply to reduce and, where possible, eliminate contaminants in the Canadian Arctic.

Mining and minerals in Nunavut

Learn about the development and management of minerals in Nunavut.

Circumpolar affairs and CIRNAC

Learn about CIRNAC's role in Canada's work and cooperation with other Artic nations.

A Northern moment

Video series about positive change in Northern communities.

Fiscal management, land management and legislation

Fiscal management, land management and land-related legislation for First Nations in Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Related links


Eureka Weather Station

Minister of Northern Affairs Dan Vandal takes a virtual tour of the Eureka Weather Station on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut.

Hope for wellness helpline

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-855-242-3310 or chat online at

Young Hunters Program

Harvesters Support Grant and the Young Hunters Program increase climate resilience, food security, community wellness and connection in Arviat.

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