Northern affairs

The North is two fifths of Canada's land mass. Find out about the new Arctic Policy Framework, Shared Arctic Leadership Model, devolution in Nunavut, improvements to Nutrition North Canada and climate change adaptation programs.


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 an Indigenous people of the Arctic.

Shared Arctic Leadership Model Engagement 2016

Find out more about the engagement led by Mary Simon, the Minister's Special Representative, and read her reports.


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 and in the Northwest Territories.

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