Northern affairs

Services and information

Canada’s Arctic and Northern Policy Framework

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.

Climate change

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

Nutrition North Canada

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

Mining and minerals in Nunavut

Learn about the development and management of minerals in Nunavut.

Northern Petroleum Resources

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


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

Northern Contaminated Sites Program

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

Environmental assessments in Canada's North

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

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.

Circumpolar affairs

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

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


The reconciliation journey

Building a renewed relationship with Indigenous Peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect and partnership.

Hope for Wellness Helpline

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

Video series: A Northern moment

Learn about positive change in northern communities.

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