Highlights of Canada's Arctic and Northern Policy Framework

Canada's Arctic and Northern Policy Framework

A shared vision of the future where Arctic and northern people are thriving, strong and safe.

Who are we partnering with?

The new policy framework takes into account both the "Arctic" and "northern" character of the region and those who live there, including the entirety of Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland in Canada.

This whole-of-government, co-development process has been supported by:

  • 3 territorial governments
  • Over 25 Indigenous organizations representing, Inuit, First Nations and Métis
  • 3 provincial governments (Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador)

The framework builds on 8 overarching and interconnected goals:

Key milestones in the co-development of the framework

Moving from co-development to co-implementation

In the second phase, the Government of Canada and partners will develop:

  • Governance mechanisms describing how partners will collaborate to share information and assess progress on the framework
  • An Implementation Plan outlining how new investments and other economic and regulatory levers will contribute to the implementation of the framework.
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