Climate change preparedness in the north program, funded projects 2019 to 2020

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Yukon
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment Yukon Networking and Capacity Building: Staff Position

Funding to staff an outreach and administrative coordinator in the Government of Yukon to help the territorial government build capacity related to climate change adaptation in the territory.
$400,000
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment
  • Old Crow
  • Dawson
  • Elsa
  • Keno
  • Mayo
  • Ross River
  • Beaver Creek
  • Destruction Bay
  • Burwash
Permafrost Study on Yukon Government Buildings

Funding to determine the potential risk and damage to vulnerable Yukon government structures and community buildings built on permafrost in Old Crow, Dawson, Elsa, Keno, Mayo, Ross River, Beaver Creek, Destruction Bay, and Burwash. It puts into place a building specific action plan to both mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change in Yukon.
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment Yukon Linking a Changing Climate with a Changing Traditional Diet: Maintaining Our Nutrient Intake in Yukon

Funding to assess existing case studies and data, undertake new research in multiple Yukon communities to develop a clearer picture of the relationship between climate change, traditional foods, and Yukoner’s diets, as well as social and economic impacts that affect the culture and health of First Nations and communities.
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment Yukon Predicting the Effects of Climate Change on Winter Ticks (Dermacentor Albipictus) and their Hosts in Yukon, Canada

Funding to develop an ecological model that predicts what the survival rate and distribution of winter ticks will be in a changing climate. The research team is collaborating with community members to conduct surveillance in 5 areas and examine hunter-collected hides to determine tick locations.
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment Yukon Yukon Climate Change Needs Assessment

Funding to support a group of climate change champions from Yukon communities to gather information on climate change needs and priorities and use the information to generate recommendations for future adaptation projects in Yukon.
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment Yukon Engaging Yukoners in Adaptation: Yukon Adaptation Forum

Funding to support a forum to share information about projects and tools, identify gaps and initiatives in adaptation research, facilitate networking among new and experienced adaptation practitioners and communities, and raise the profile and general awareness of climate change issues.
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment Yukon Developing a One-Government Approach to Climate Risk Assessment and Response

Funding to research and assess climate hazards, conduct assessments, and risk profiles of vulnerabilities for the Yukon government, and work collaboratively with at-risk departments to develop and implement climate risk reduction measures.
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment Yukon Mapping and Assessing Climate-related Landcover Change in Important Wildlife Areas of Yukon

Funding to support a detection analysis, which identifies where climate change is occurring most intensely. Observed changes are correlated with natural variables (for example vegetation, topography, hydrography, geology, precipitation, and temperature) to assess vulnerability and predict future changes.
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment Kluane First Nation Kluane Watershed Salmon Climate Change Adaptation

Funding to support gathering essential baseline information about how Kluane Lake Region is fluctuating and where chum salmon are most likely to spawn in the Kluane River, based on thermal maps and water quality results.
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment Yukoners at large, more specifically the traditional territory of the Tr’odëk H’wëch’in and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Permafrost Vulnerability Mapping: Dempster Highway Kilometers 65-200

Funding to characterize permafrost conditions underneath 135 km Dempster Highway through field investigations and ground temperature monitoring. A vulnerability map and a user-friendly synthesis is also publicly available.
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment Yukon Monitoring and Planning for Health Impacts of Extreme Weather Events and Wildfires

Funding to support the creation of a working group to develop a tool for ongoing monitoring and surveillance of acute and chronic health impacts from climate change. The goal is to incorporate health impacts into the current emergency plan.
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment Greater Whitehorse Greater Whitehorse Permafrost Characterization, Monitoring and Climate Change Analysis

Funding to support the collaboration of Yukon Geological Survey, Government of Yukon, and Yukon College to characterize permafrost in the Whitehorse Region by linking areas of known permafrost with areas of similar surficial geology and aspect.
Yukon College for Yukon Research Centre Jean Marie River First Nation Permafrost Mapping and Food Security Vulnerability Assessment in Jean Marie River First Nation

Funding to support the Yukon Research Center in collaboration with Jean Marie River First Nation to expand permafrost vulnerability assessments and to create vulnerability maps, including 2 key and currently unmapped traditional harvest areas.
$4,000
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment Yukon Tracking Changes in Yukon's Forests Using Long-Term Monitoring Plots

Funding to build upon the established tree growth and yield monitoring program in southern Yukon and identifies areas in the northern-most extent of the Boreal Cordillera that may be affected by climate change in addition to other factors affecting northern forests.
$5,000
Government of Yukon, Department of Environment Yukon Predicting Forest Fire Risk Across Yukon Under a Changing Climate

Funding to support the development of predictive maps and models of fire risk probability across Yukon under current and anticipated climatic conditions. Models identify where fire probability should increase in the future, and the intensity of these fires.
$11,350
Council of Yukon First Nations Yukon Yukon Climate Change Community Liaison Position

Funding to staff a climate change community liaison position to help communities in the region identify and put forward proposals that respond to the impacts of climate change by using adaptation measures.
$128,453.34
City of Whitehorse Whitehorse City of Whitehorse Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategy and Preliminary Fuel Abatement

Funding to help reduce the risk of wildfire. The effect of climate change, especially increased temperature and increased evapotranspiration, has been to heighten the risk of wildfire within the City of Whitehorse.
$60,000
Kwanlin Dun First Nation Kwanlin Dun First Nation How We Walk The Land and Water: Climate Change Considerations and Analyses

Funding to support the analysis and planning of climate change within Southern Lakes region by integrating the mapped areas of climate resilience as well as the predictions of wildlife habitat based on a changing climate and future spring snow distributions.
$10,000
Taku River Tlinglit First Nation Taku River Tlinglit First Nation Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments and Adaptation Strategy

Funding to combine Indigenous knowledge research (for example land-user observations) with an analysis of scientific climate information to assess the impacts of climate change on important traditional resources. Hazard maps, education and outreach strategies, and preparedness and adaptation measures has been developed.
$15,751.55
Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation Teaching and Working Farm: 4-Seasons Greenhouse

Funding to create a first-of-its-kind 4-season greenhouse farm for increasing the local growing season of fresh produce from 5 months to up to 12 months and creating a year-round teaching and working venue for their citizens and the broader community.
$5,000
Carcross/Tagish First Nation Carcross/Tagish First Nation Carcross-Tagish First Nation Food Security Adaptation Project: Community Garden Next Steps

Funding to support a combination of community garden-farm projects to address the loss of and access to traditional foods: completion of greenhouse retrofit, building 4-season barn, expansion of livestock, training and teaching citizens through workshops, completion of programming for the community focused on the revitalization of traditional knowledge of medicines and foods.
$120,210
Yukon College for Yukon Research Centre Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Mapping Permafrost in Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory: Climate Change Impacts on Landscapes, Hydrology and Traditional Activities

Funding to assess the vulnerability of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation’s traditional lands to geological hazards related to permafrost degradation and hydrological changes induced by climate change, as well as the potential impacts on traditional activities.
$4,996.74
Yukon College All Yukon Communities Beyond Hide Tanning: A foundation for understanding climate change, the true cost and the stories behind the process of this essential traditional skill

Funding to support Yukon College’s Mayo Campus in facilitating a multi-faceted project which includes: bringing Elders, youth, and community members together to go through the complete hide tanning program and in the process learn and engage in discussions about the climate change impacts on moose in the region and finally, to provide an opportunity for youth to upgrade/gain math and English credits towards graduation as very few youth in the community currently graduate.
$69,009
Taku River Tlinglit First Nation Taku River Tlinglit First Nation Taku River Tlingit First Nation On-Reserve Fuel Management to Reduce Wildfire Threat

Funding to continue the forest fire mitigation treatment recommended in the Taku River Tlinglit First Nation Strategic Wildfire Prevention Plan.
$80,845
Kwanlin Dun First Nation Kwanlin Dun First Nation Southern Lakes Wildfire Risk Assessment and Management Strategy Evaluation Framework

Funding to create a wildfire risk assessment and management strategy that will
  1. assess the probability and consequences of wildfire in the Southern Lakes region
  2. establish a wildfire risk management evaluation system that supports a comparative risk assessment of impacts to prioritize values based on different potential management options
  3. establish a set of management recommendations and supporting maps to guide the implementation of wildfire risk reduction strategies through regulatory, First Nation, and community mechanisms
$258,000
Champagne Aishihik First Nation Champagne Aishihik First Nation Characterizing permafrost vulnerability to climate change induced thaw in the traditional territory of the Champagne-Aishihik, Yukon

Funding to create a multi-year approach working towards mapping and characterizing permafrost occurrences at important sites within Champagne Aishihik First Nation territory.
$124,000
Taku River Tlinglit First Nation Taku River Tlinglit First Nation Atlin and Taku River Tlingit First Nation Joint Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Funding for new assessment tools and wildfire threat maps for the Tlingit First Nation.
$60,490
Daylu Dena Council Daylu Dena First Nation Daylu Dena Post-Wildfire Cultural Trail Revitalization Project

Funding to support the Daylu Dena Council in clearing a 10 Mile trail which leads to a lake and clear/re-open an old traditional trail used to access the Hyland River so they can continue to meet their subsistence needs and get out on the land.
$41,076
Ross River Dena Council Ross River First Nation Dealing with the Impacts of Thawing Permafrost on Tu Lidlini Housing

Funding to help the Ross River Dena Council pilot the use of extension couplers which connect pipes at the junction and allow them to flex upwards or sideways, allowing the piping to withstand freeze/thaw movement.
$109,594
Ta'an Kwäch'än Council Ta'an Kwäch'än Council Southern Lakes Regional Caribou Management Planning and Implementation Phase II: Development of a Draft Southern Lakes Regional Caribou Management Plan

Funding to support Elder/knowledge holder participation in the Southern Lakes First Nation Caribou Working Group, which have been working towards a First Nation led management plan to protect the mountain caribou herds in the area.
$50,000
Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation Water Assessment and Climate Change Initiative in the Beaver River Sub-drainage of the Stewart River Watershed - Proposal development and advisory Committee

Funding to assess sater and climate change initiative in the Beaver River sub-drainage of the Stewart River watershed.
$331,083.90
Takhu Atlen Conservancy Takhu Atlen Conservancy Climate Change Preparedness Program: Traditional Food Security Project

Funding to conduct a series of workshops that will engage Taku River Tlingit citizens on-the-land, to share knowledge of how traditional foods are harvested, processed, and prepared. The knowledge shared at these workshops will be documented in a Taku River Tlingit First Nation Traditional Foods Cookbook.
$99,588.50
Liard Aboriginal Women's Society Liard First Nation Kaska "Mothers of the Land Gathering" II

Funding to hold a 3 day gathering which will bring Kaska peoples together to discuss climate change impacts in the traditional territory and watersheds to develop collaborative or nation specific approaches to addressing climate concerns.
$99,750
Na-Cho Nyàk Dun Na-Cho Nyàk Dun First Nation Na-Cho Nyàk Dun Ethnobotany and Climate Change Impacts

Funding to perform an ethnobotany and climate change impacts study with the two-overall goals being the creation of a plant book which captures the traditional knowledge of Na-Cho Nyàk Dun Elders for Na-Cho Nyàk Dun members and others who should find it of interest, and an assessment of the climate change impacts on culturally-important plants and harvesting of them with recommendations/ideas that Na-Cho Nyàk Dun can use to improve negative impacts.
$55,000
Northwest Territories
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources Northwest Territories Networking and Capacity Building: Staff Position

Funding to support the staffing of a climate change position within the territorial government for the purpose of building climate change adaptation capacity in the territory.
$400,000
Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources Northwest Territories Cross-Cutting Projects: Satellite Imagery Tasking and Data Processing

Funding to support the use of geospatial services, including RADARSAT satellite tasking and data processing, by the Government of Northwest Territories. The data can then be used by other projects to create products such as permafrost maps which serve to enhance a communities’ ability to make municipal planning decisions.
Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources Northwest Territories Prototyping the Development of Permafrost Map Products from InSAR Displacement Imagery

Funding to develop pilot permafrost mapping products that can be utilized to inform adaptation decision making. Permafrost map products are developed by the Government of Northwest Territories’ Center for Geomatics from the archived InSAR imagery developed during the first 5 years of the project (2012-2016).
Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources Northwest Territories Developing a Business Case for Flood Plain Mapping In and Around Northwest Territories Communities

Funding to develop a business case for flood plain mapping in and around Northwest Territories communities and provide governments, as well as regulatory and land use planning boards with technical information on flood risk and severity. It also provides the opportunity to create comprehensive flood plain mapping that meets current and emerging requirements.
Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources Northwest Territories Pile Foundations Inventory Assessment

Funding to ensure the structural integrity of the asset, the safety of building occupants, and continuation of program delivery. An in-depth investigation of all wooden pile foundations for Government of the Northwest Territories’ buildings within the Beaufort Delta and Sahtu regions is conducted to determine necessary remedial work.
Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources Northwest Territories Inventory and Risk Assessment of Historic Caribou and Sheep Fences in the Northwest Territories

Funding to complete inventory of archaeological sites, inventory and risk assessment on the caribou and sheep fences that are at the greatest risk of impact from climate change.
Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources Northwest Territories Baseline Information, Risk Assessment, and Planning for Arthropod-Borne Zoonoses Within the Northwest Territories in a One Health Framework

Funding to create a summary of baseline information for arthropod-borne diseases in the Northwest Territories. It conducts a risk assessment on the likelihood of introduction of arthropod-borne zoonoses in the Northwest Territories and identifies priority surveillance plans. As well, it develops educational materials for the public on the subject.
Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources Northwest Territories Northwest Territories Emergency Management Plan Implementation

Funding to ensure a prompt and coordinated response by the Government of the Northwest Territories and its partners to territorial emergencies affecting all or parts of the Territory. The implementation of the Emergency Plan focuses on training exercises and activities to achieve an interim operational capability to manage emergencies.
Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources Northwest Territories Developing Methods and Permafrost Terrain Maps for the Zone of Discontinuous Permafrost in the Northwest Territories

Funding to develop a thermokarst terrain classification system for Northwest Territories and produce fine-scale thermokarst land system maps for the study area. It develops field and fine-scale mapping activities, methodologies and spatial data sets that inform infrastructure and forest management climate change adaptation decision making.
Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources Northwest Territories Emergency Evacuation Plans

Funding to establish an emergency evacuation plan for each major territorial health related facility. It provides completed tabletop exercises using the plan developed for each facility, and a list of adaptable facilities to be identified as cleaner air shelters and information on changes required to develop capacity.
Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources Northwest Territories Community Engagement in the Design of the Management of the Conservation Network

Funding to provide an understanding of how to best engage with communities to encourage discussion and feedback, and for logistical support in setting up various forms of engagement. It also solicits perspectives, opinions, and concerns about the design of monitoring biodiversity for resiliency to climate change within protected areas.
Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources Northwest Territories Community Wildland Fire Protection

Funding to develop a new methodology for community wildfire risk assessments using the community of Fort Good Hope as a case study and creates an updated community wildfire protection plan for Fort Good Hope.
Government of Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources Northwest Territories Fire Smarting of Parks

Funding to help reduce the risk of fire impacts to the public and infrastructure by taking an inventory of fire smarting brush and wood removal needs, completing a Northwest Territory Parks fire hazard and risk assessment, and conducting fire smarting of territorial parks.
Northwest Territories Association of Communities Northwest Territories Northwest Territories Climate Change Community Liaison

Funding to staff a climate change community liaison position to help communities in the region identify and put forward proposals that respond to the impacts of climate change by using adaptation measures.
$241,500
Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk (Partner 2) Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk Tuktoyaktuk Coastal Erosion

Funding to increase public safety and reduce future erosion damage through the identification of coastal erosion hazards, as well as the movement of houses from the areas experiencing erosion. The Government of Northwest Territories and the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk are implementing a suite of potential measures, which are identified in the Tuktoyaktuk costal erosion mitigation plan in order to reduce the impacts of costal erosion in the community of Tuktoyaktuk.
$5,000
Aurora College Northwest Territories Online Digital Hazard Maps of Landslides Along the Caribou Hills, The East Channel of the Mackenzie River, Inuvik

Funding to develop hazard maps and climate change adaptation strategies in order to inform communities of the danger related to the unstable slopes of the Caribou Hills. It also provides information to the decision makers to support the development and implementation of policies that mitigate the impacts of climate driven changes.
$14,740.25
Hamlet of Ulukhaktok Hamlet of Ulukhaktok Toniktoyok

Funding to facilitate the generation, documentation, and two-way sharing of observations, experiences and knowledge of changing climatic conditions and the costs of hunting among hunters, researchers and decision makers. It enhances the safety and success of hunters and provides information for decision making to adapt to changing climatic conditions.
$10,000
Town of Fort Smith Town of Fort Smith Town of Fort Smith Slope Stabilization

Funding to focus on the preparation of engineering plans, creation of a remediation design and construction plan in order to ensure that the Town of Fort Smith has safe riverbanks.
$9,500
Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk The Acceleration of Coastal Change: Assessment, Education, and Knowledge Transfer Towards Climate Change Adaptation in Tuktoyaktuk

Funding to support climate change scientists in engaging with Tuktoyaktuk community members and disseminate scientific knowledge on coastal dynamic processes impacting the community, ultimately increasing the climate change preparedness of all members.
$20,000
Community Government of Behchokǫ̀ Behchokǫ̀ Behchokǫ̀ Cemetery Flooding Remediation

Funding to investigate the increasing occurrences in flooding of the Behchokǫ̀ Cemetery and to develop remediation options aimed at rectifying the problem.
$10,000
Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated Yellowknife Building Youth Climate Adaptation Capacity

Funding to provide 3 Sahtu youth the opportunity to build leadership and technical skills, and work with researchers and community members. By supporting Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated’s efforts to have traditional knowledge and regional priorities included in upcoming research plans, this project adds value to scientific research being undertaken by NASA’s Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment program.
$1,840
Town of Hay River Town of Hay River Aspen Heights Subdivision Geotechnical

Funding to incorporate climate change considerations, such as permafrost degradation risk and frost protection, in new infrastructure projects through a geotechnical investigation of an area designated for development as a residential subdivision.
$9,100
Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation Northern Agriculture Futures (Part 1)

Funding to address barriers to the production of local food in a number of communities across the South Slave and Dehcho regions. The project identifies areas for present and future agricultural development and uses pilot-scale food growing projects to build local capacity and develop agricultural best management practices specific to a community’s soil types. It also contributes to policy development and knowledge sharing with other communities in the Northwest Territories.
$179,430
Hamlet of Ulukhaktok Hamlet of Ulukhaktok Emergency Preparedness in a Changing Climate

Funding to support Hamlet of Ulukhaktok’s emergency preparedness response to adapt to the increase of extreme weather conditions caused by climate change. The response includes an update of emergency planning documents, training for the community and equipment.
$205,940.85
Tuktoyaktuk Community Corporation Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk Improving Coastal Safety and Security in a Changing Ice Environment

Funding to respond to the impacts of deteriorating sea ice conditions which greatly affect the community. The project provides additional information to help manage growing boat traffic and resulting impacts on water quality, and to help residents work safely on ice or water within about 8 km of Tuktoyaktuk. Additionally, it supports community members gathering information about ice conditions for a related initiative (Tuktoyaktuk Community Climate Resilience project).
$10,000
Northern Youth Leadership Mackenzie River Climate Change and Self-Government Camp

Funding to develop a climate change curriculum with scientists, researchers and Indigenous knowledge holders along the Mackenzie River. The curriculum delivers climate change impacts and adaptation teachings to Northwest Territories’ youth.
$10,000
Aurora Research Institute Inuvik Applied Northern Permafrost Information Hub

Funding to establish a northern permafrost information hub for the western Canadian Arctic at the Western Arctic Research Centre in Inuvik. The hub creates a collaborative network of Northerners, practitioners, permafrost knowledge generators, including traditional knowledge holders, and the permafrost research community to support the transfer of knowledge needed to improve the regions ability to adapt to climate change.
$17,577
Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation (KTFN) Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation Northern Agriculture Futures: Adapting to a changing climate in the NWT through Agriculture (Part II)

Funding to address barriers to the production of local food in a number of communities across the South Slave and Dehcho regions. The project identifies areas for present and future agricultural development and uses pilot-scale food growing projects to build local capacity and develop agricultural best management practices specific to a community’s soil types. It also contributes to policy development and knowledge sharing with other communities in the Northwest Territories.
$20,000.00
Town of Norman Wells Norman Wells Geotechnical study of soil erosion on Mackenzie Drive

Funding to conduct a geotechnical assessment of the riverbank and develop plans for mitigating the damaging effects of increased rates of erosion along the banks of the Mackenzie River that have impacted the stability of the riverbank and pose a threat to the roadway along Mackenzie Drive, the town’s main thoroughfare and link to the winter road.
$129,728.00
Tuktoyaktuk Community Corporation Tuktoyaktuk Empowering the Community of Tuktoyaktuk to Mitigate Sea Ice Travel Risk Using SmartICE Technology and Training

Funding to implement SmartICE technology in Tuktoyaktuk in order to generate information on sea-ice conditions for the benefit of community safe travel and local climate change adaptation actions. Project activities include: purchase and deployment of equipment, training of local operators, and developing and implementing a communications plan to share SmartICE and other ice data with the community.
$167,325.00
Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk Tuktoyaktuk Morgue Plan

Funding to address two problems related to the community morgue. First, the building needs to be moved out of the no-development zone to an area of higher ground, and second, improvements are needed to ensure that power to the building is reliable and that cooling equipment is efficient and effective.
$10,000.00
Hamlet of Ulukhaktok Ulukhaktok Toniktoyok (Part II)

Funding to develop a dynamic understanding of how changing climatic conditions are affecting subsistence hunting and adaptation options in the Hamlet of Ulukhaktok.
$90,000.00
Community Government of Whati Whati Permafrost Susceptibility Mapping in Whati

Funding to help the community of Whati identify a suitable site to build a new cemetery and they also need to find suitable areas for future residential development in a region of discontinuous permafrost. This project aims at creating a permafrost hazard/vulnerability map of Whati to support community planning and decision-making.
$70,946.92
City of Yellowknife Yellowknife Ensuring Wildfire Readiness in a Changing Climate

Funding to respond to the threat of more frequent and/or more extreme wildfire events by undertaking proactive measures to reduce risk and increase the mutual resilience of Yellowknife, N’Dilo and Dettah.
$86,143.00
Tuktoyaktuk Community Corporation (TCC) Tuktoyaktuk Nuna Tariuq Silalu Film Project

Funding to engage the community, especially the youth of Tuktoyaktuk, in climate change adaptation discussions by documenting perceptions and solutions from the community and sharing them across the region and the country using participatory digital media tools.
$86,250.00
Smith Landing First Nation (SLFN) Fort Smith Climate Change Impacts & Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Framework

Funding to gather information on the effects of climate change in the SLFN community through a Vulnerability Assessment that will result in the development of an Adaptation Framework. SLFN members want to ensure that adaptive actions are taken so that cultural activities on the land and water can continue.
$214,060.00
Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk (Partner 1) Tuktoyaktuk Tuktoyaktuk Coastal Mitigation Design Development Work

Funding to enhance public safety and reduction of future erosion damage through the identification of coastal erosion hazards. The funding will go towards the development of a chosen mitigation option for the community.
$204,999.53
Government of Northwest Territories, Municipal and Community Affairs (Partner 2)) Tuktoyaktuk Tuktoyaktuk Coastal Mitigation Design Development Work

Funding to enhance public safety and reduction of future erosion damage through the identification of coastal erosion hazards. The funding will go towards the development of a chosen mitigation option for the community.
$100,000.00
Nunavut
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment Nunavut Networking and Capacity Building: Staff Position

Funding to staff an outreach and administrative coordinator in the Government of Nunavut to help the territorial government build capacity related to climate change adaptation in the territory.
$400,000
Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment Nunavut Minimizing Climate Change Risks for the Sea Ice-Based Tourism Industry in Nunavut

Funding to support SmartICE technology in collecting sea-ice data and analyzing it along with additional information, such as data from land-based weather stations, to allow safe travel for Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. This project establishes SmartICE Tourism in Arctic Bay to help outfitters be proactive by identifying and implementing adaptive actions to help mitigate the effects of climate change.
Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment Nunavut Identifying and Implementing Adaptation Measures for River Erosion in Kugluk Territorial Park

Funding to assess the land movement, anticipated rates of erosion and ground failure in the Park. It allows to plan better in terms of alternate routes for all-terrain vehicles and boardwalk sections of the trail.
Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment Nunavut Developing a Nunavut-Wide Youth Advisory Committee on Climate Change to Increase Adaptive Capacity and Climate Resilience

Funding to build youth capacity and resilience to climate change impacts, create opportunities for youth-elder knowledge exchange, and create a committee of youth available to advise on the Government of Nunavut's Climate Change Secretariat programs, projects, and policies, ensuring youth input on products.
Aqqiumavvik Society Nunavut Nunavut Survey for Weather Water and Ice Info And Services: Project Proposal

Funding to understand Inuit communities use of accessibility for WWIC information and services and involves developing a survey that can be facilitated systematically across all four regions of Inuit Nunangat.
$83,342.07
Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre Nunavut Climate Change Community Research Coordinator

Funding to staff a climate change community research coordinator (i.e. climate change community liaison) position to help communities in the region identify and put forward proposals that respond to the impacts of climate change by using adaptation measures.
$180,550
Hamlet of Arviat Arviat Community Drainage Plan

Funding to develop a community drainage plan in the Hamlet of Arviat in response to increasing flooding and drainage issues as the result of climate change.
$10,000
Aqqiumavvik Society Arviat Arviat Young Hunters Program

Funding to expand on the current Young Hunters Program to train youth and develop their skills and expertise in building strong evidence around climate indicators, engaging the community, using social media and information sharing techniques to promote consensus around a sustainable plan.
$161,279
City of Iqaluit Iqaluit Reservoir Response to Water Crisis

Funding to implement measures based on historical and projected water use data that ensure sufficient water supply in the City of Iqaluit’s Lake Geraldine reservoir to satisfy the City’s water intake during the 9 months winter.
$5,000
Aqqiumavvik Society All Nunavut communities Understanding Nunavut Inuit Community uses and needs for weather, water, ice and climate information for adaptation services

Funding to better understand the relevance, areas of improvement and role that information and services can play in supporting climate change adaptation, emergency response, and travel safety decisions in Nunavut communities.
$193,467.07
SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring and Information Incorporated Pangnirtung, Qikiqtarjuaq Building Sustainable Winter Fisheries for Nunavut Communities under a Changing Climate

Funding to help preserve the health and safety of fishers as they travel and work on the landfast ice in the winter. The Hamlets of Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq in partnership with SmartICE and Nunavut Fisheries Association are building a climate-adapted ice-based inshore fishery by providing important information on landfast sea-ice thickness, local ice conditions, and travel hazards in near real-time.
$22,350
Inuinnait / Kitikmeot Heritage Society Kitikmeot Combining Community Based Monitoring and Remote Sensing for Adaptation Planning in Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut: A Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

Funding to assess vulnerabilities and risks based on a combination of remote sensing and Inuit knowledge. From there develop an archaeology module that will form part of the Inuinnait Knowledge Bank and use the resulting analysis for adaptation planning. By recording Inuinnait knowledge on climate change and terrain instability impacts, it provides an opportunity for Inuinnait youth to be employed in the field and benefit from the knowledge transfer from being engaged with Elders and professional archaeologists.
$145,000
Hamlet of Hall Beach Hall Beach Installation of Culverts

Funding to install culverts that will prevent further flooding due to climate change.
$2,500
Dalhousie University All Nunavut communities Water Security for Northern Peoples

Funding to determine the current and projected use of freshwater as well as to examine Inuit values and relationships with water. It also identifies water-related health vulnerabilities and risks as well as well-being issues with respect to environmental changes in order to generate collaboratively adaptation options for communities.
$83,050
Hamlet of Cape Dorset Cape Dorset Cape Dorset Drainage Study

Funding to update the Cape Dorset Community Plan and Zoning By-Laws and it would be useful to have a drainage plan in place prior to final adoption, so that the review can utilize drainage data and implement drainage planning in a coordinated way for both the existing town site and planned future subdivisions identified in the Community Plan.
$115,000
Hamlet of Pangnirtung Pangnirtung Pangnirtung Youth Tackle Climate Change: On-the-land knowledge exchange, monitoring, and filmmaking promoting adaptation and well-being

Funding to hold an on-the-land program for youth, this project aims to learn from Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and scientific monitoring to better understand changes to the environment and wildlife related to climate change, and share the knowledge through scientific data and short films. Bringing together Elders, Inuit Nunaligalanni Qaujisarti, scientists, and filmmakers.
$46,260
Inuit Heritage Trust All Nunavut Communities Saving Morin Point Thule Site Phase 1: Climate Change Risk Assessment and Archaeological Salvage

Funding to survey, map, and test excavate the Morin Point Thule site to assess its risk of destruction due to severe coastal erosion and to initiative emergency salvage excavation of parts of it in order to rescue, identify and analyse artefacts before they become unsalvageable.
$70,000
Hamlet of Pond Inlet Pond Inlet Understanding Changing Sea Ice for Community Decision-Making In Pond Inlet

Funding to secure, sort and analyze the Steltner data archive on Pond Inlet sea ice.
160 195 $
Iviq Hunters and Trappers Organization (on behalf of the Hamlet of Grise Fiord) Grise Fiord Enhancing Sea-Ice Travel Resilience through Monitoring and Hazard Mapping (SmartICE technology)

Funding to support the Iviq Hunters Association, on behalf of the Hamlet of Grise Fiord, to support the deployment of sea-ice monitoring through the use of equipment and monitoring activities from SmartICE Inc.
$158,978.93
City of Iqaluit Iqaluit City of Iqaluit Drainage Improvements, as recommended in the Master Drainage Plan

Funding to update municipal design guidelines regarding the installation of culverts and to development of a new operations and maintenance procedures manual in order to develop new ways of managing the changes in run-off patters. An asset management framework for the City infrastructure will also be developed.
$100,000
Government of Nunavut, Department of Community and Government Services, on behalf of the Hamlet of Grise Fiord Grise Fiord Hamlet of Grise Fiord Master Drainage Plan 2020-2021

Funding to develop a Master Drainage Plan to guide the Hamlet’s efforts to manage water flow and erosion in the community. This plan will help reduce damage to community infrastructure and improve resident quality of life. It will guide planning and design, operations and maintenance of Grise Fiord’s surface drainage system. Climate change impacts have led to changes in permafrost movement, more extreme/intense weather events, and rapid spring melting.
$150,000
Inuit Heritage Trust Nunavut Saving Morin Point Thule Site Phase 2: Climate Change Risk Assessment and Archaelogical Salvage

Funding to carry through with excavation of endangered parts of the Moring Point Thule Site in order to salvage the collection of cultural materials identified in Phase 1 of the project.
$144,585.82
Hamlet of Pangnirtung Pangnirtung "Parkas, Silapaas": a cross-community collaboration supporting climate resilience, adaptation, and well-being through knowledge sharing, intercommunity art exchange, and international dialogue

Funding to host a series of workshops, on-the-land programming, and local and international public exhibitions in Pangnirtung, and Kinngait, NU, and London, UK. Bringing together Elders, Inuit Nunaligalanni Qaujisarti, artists, and filmmakers, with the aim of:
  • contributing to youth skills and development in climate change adaptation through intergenerational and cross-community knowledge exchange
  • addressing linkages between climate change and well-being
  • mobilizing knowledge and support dialogue in local, territorial, and international audiences.
$19,353
Nunavik
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Makivik Corporation and Kativik Regional Government Salluit New expansion area in Salluit: Salluit-4 Development Plan

Funding to support the development of the Comprehensive Development Plan for the new expansion area in Salluit, which will take into consideration natural constraints resulting from climate change. With no space left to develop and no granular material to waste, Salluit has no choice but to begin development in their final expansion area with a focus on adaptation.
$9,500.00
Makivik Corporation and Kativik Regional Government Tasiujaq Tasiujaq Arena: Permarfrost thawing mitigation

Funding to reduce the permafrost thawing impacts by applying appropriate adaptation measures around the arena building such as reducing the quantity of water reaching the arena, managing run-off water surrounding the area and evacuating the water coming from the building (overflow, condensation, etc.).
$7,250.00
Makivik Corporation Nunavik Nunavik Climate Change Community Liaison Initiative

Funding to staffing of a climate change community liaison position to help communities in the region identify and put forward proposals that respond to impacts of climate change using adaptation measures.
$200,600.00
Makivik/Nunavik Research Center Nunavik Nepihjee River Actic charr Fishway Restoration Project near Kuujjuaq

Funding to restore the Nepihjee River fishway by removing large boulders and granular material that have obstructed fish passage. The Nunavik Research Centre will lead the work this year and will collaborate with the Nayumivik Landholding for subsequent work in coming years.
$66,969.72
Makivik Corporation Kangiqsujuaq Kangiqsujuaq Anguvigak Naulait Climate Change Adaptation Project

Funding to address three major community priorities related to climate change adaptation:
  1. the desire and need to pass traditional knowledge on to youth and younger generations
  2. the need to maintain safe trails in the face of erosion and other hazards
  3. the desire to better understand the changing flows of rivers, the related behaviour of Arctic Char, and then to take actions to increase their numbers in important harvesting locations for community members.
$69,000.00
Makivik / Tasijuaq Nanuapit LNUK Tasiujaq Restoration of a Spawning site for Arctic char at the outlet of Berard Lake

Funding to allow for on-site work and local coordination to restore spawning site. Work with hydrologist and biologist, including on-site supervision and preparation of a report.
$42,750.00
Makivik / Kuujjuaraapik LNUK Kuujjuaraapik Kuujjuaraapik Climate Change Adaptation Project

Funding to:
  • establish a trail system south of the community to important harvesting and camping sites, so that hunters don’t have to rely on increasingly dangerous ice, and are able to reach sites that are becoming impossible to get to now
  • have freezers at 2 important harvesting sites, so that harvested meat (beluga and goose) can be safely stored during prolonged hunts in increasingly warmer climate, and so that all the harvest can then be safely transported back to the community
$47,000.00
Makivik / Aupaluk LNUK Aupaluk Aupaluk Qingaujaq Watershed Management project

Funding to maintain the Qingaujaq river as a char river, and to better control the spring melt/runoff from the Qinqaujaq watershed which washes out the road out of town in several places.
$33,000.00
Nunaturlik Landholding Corporation Nunavik Kangirsuapik Trail Extension Project 2019

Funding to extend the overland trail to exit onto and enter from the sea ice at a location further to the north. The trail extension work would comprise of moving rocks and marking the trail. The project duration would be 14 days.
$46,962.00
Regional Nunavimmi Umajulivijiit Katujaqatigininga (RNUK) / AES Nunavik SIKU.org: Providing tools and services by and for Inuit to facilitate self- determination in climate change adaptation in Nunavik

Funding to improve safety during land use activities and to better document and mobilize Inuit knowledge and observations of environmental changes and hazards in Nunavik. This project brings together key collaborators and capacity developed over the last 6 years of community-driven programming from SIKU.
$157,568.28
Makivik / Kativik Regional Government Kangirsuk Sustainable Development Pilot Project: Northern Village of Kangirsuk

Funding to support sustainable development by completing early investigations to produce in-depth site analysis and build capacity within the community. The objective of the pilot project to build capacity into the community will be in the form of training. As the project unfolds and a different stage of development is addressed and adapted, training components will be incorporated for local stakeholders and the labor force.
$250,000.00
Nunatsiavut
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Nunatsiavut Government Nunatsiavut Nunatsiavut Climate Change Community Liaison

Funding to staff a climate change community liaison position to help communities in the region identify and put forward proposals that respond to the impacts of climate change by using adaptation measures.
$109,825
Nunatsiavut Government Nunatsiavut Nunatsiavut Climate Change Adaptation: Going Off, Growing Strong

Funding to implement The Going Off, Growing Strong Program, which is a youth outreach program that enhances youth mental health by supporting social-cultural connections while improving food security in a changing environment.
$5,000
Nunatsiavut Government Nunatsiavut Nunatsiavut Climate Change Adaptation: Knowledge Exchange Hide Workshop

Funding to support the Knowledge Exchange Hide Workshop, which facilitates knowledge and skills exchange between First Nation Knowledge Holders from the Northwest Territories and Labrador Inuit.
$10,000
Nunatsiavut Government Nunatsiavut Nunatsiavut Climate Change Adaptation: Infrastructure Assessment

Funding to conduct infrastructure assessment on an existing building belonging to Nunatsiavut Government’s Department of Health to determine any potential impacts of climate change to the building and any modifications that might be needed as a result.
$5,000
Nunatsiavut Government Nunatsiavut High Efficiency Stoves

Funding to support the purchase of high efficiency wood stoves in response to impeded access to land from climate change impacts. As part of a large scale implementation plan involving the Nunatsiavut Government and other partners.
$5,000
Nunatsiavut Government Nain Instructing Ocean Literacy Through Kayak Training Camps

Funding to build knowledge of ocean water and weather by understanding the accessibility to traditional food in the face of climate change, the land as Inuit ancestors; the use of the environment within the context of a changing climate and changing environmental conditions.
$38,360
Nunatsiavut Government Nunatsiavut Community-Based Hazard Mapping of Polynyas and Ice Features

Funding to conduct ice-hazard monitoring of all 5 communities within the Nunatsiavut region and Upper Lake Melville region by collecting spatial data, completing hazards maps, engaging community to communicate the gathered knowledge. Information, including maps, about polynyas throughout the seasons is provided to the kayak revival program.
$245,070.50
Nunatsiavut Government Nunatsiavut Ptarmigan Migration and Breeding Areas: Understanding and Forming Strategies in a Changing Climate

Funding to understand the observed hunting pressure shifts away from caribou and fish to the ptarmigan for which data are critical and where effective management is lacking. By understanding landscape impacts on ptarmigan, it could give an indication into ways that Labrador Inuit can continue to adapt hunting strategies to ensure access to ptarmigan.
$55,430
Nunatsiavut Government Nunatsiavut Written Compilation from the Climate Change Workshop of March 2018

Funding to facilitate the compilation of the workshop outputs and creation of the report will help identify climate change impacts and priorities to assist Nunatsiavut and its partners.
$20,000
Nunatsiavut Government Nunatsiavut Climate Change and Archaeology in Nunatsiavut

Funding to develop an understanding of, and to model the future impacts of climate change related factors on archaeological resources in Nunatsiavut, to determine how to prioritize which sites should be rescued in situations where it will not be possible to save everything, and conduct archaeological surveys in areas with high potential for historic resources that have not yet been documented, and to conduct rescue excavations at significant sites that have been identified as priorities by key stakeholders.
$114,773
Torngat Wildlife and Plants Co-Management Board Nunatsiavut Preparing for Polar Bear-Human Conflicts In Nunatsiavut

Funding to prepare Inuit in Nunatsiavut for increasing polar bear encounters as the climate changes. To do this, there are four main objectives that will be addressed:
  • Educate Inuit on polar bear behavior and biology and how to react in a polar bear encounter
  • teach local people to prevent polar bear encounters both inside and outside their communities
  • train bear guards
  • share best practices in polar bear harvesting
$19,400
University of Alberta Nain Knowledge Mobilization on The Land: Piloting Land-Based Workshops As Climate Change Adaptation In Arctic Canada

Funding to pilot the use of land-based workshops (in Nain) as a culturally appropriate and effective way to communicate about climate change research in order to enhance opportunities for adaptation in light of climatic and socio-economic changes in Arctic communities
$30,705
Dalhousie University Makkovik and Rigolet Knowledge Mobilization on the Land: Land-based workshops as climate change adaptation (Makkovik and Rigolet)

Funding to continue and improve the use of land-based workshops (in Makkovik and Rigolet) as a culturally appropriate and effective way to communicate about climate change research and activities in order to enhance opportunities for adaptation in light of climatic and socio-economic changes in Arctic communities.
$71,034.25
NunatuKavut
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
NunatuKavut Community Council NunatuKavut Climate Change Support and Coordination Officer

Funding to support the staffing of a climate change support and coordination officer in the NunatuKavut Community Council. This position assists the Council to build internal capacity related to climate change adaptation in the territory.
$60,000
Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Cree Nation of Nemaska Cree Nation of Nemaska Cree Nation of Nemaska Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Funding to develop climate change adaptation plans: one focused on the infrastructures and a broader one at a community level. A preliminary step to the adaptation planning would be to assess the vulnerability of the community and its infrastructures to current and future climate change using the Engineers Canada Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee tool.
$8,723
The Cree Nation of Chisasibi Cree Nation of Chisasibi The Cree Nation of Chisasibi PIEVC Assessment and Adaptation Plan

Funding to assess the vulnerability of the community and its infrastructure to the effects of current and future climate change.
$153,109
Pan-Canadian
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Yukon College North Review of Climate Change Adaptation in the Canadian North: Identifying Common Themes, Actions, and Opportunities to Improve Access to Adaptation Knowledge

Funding to support compilation and analysis of northern climate change adaptation publications, identification of common themes and potential knowledge gaps, review of online database tools, and evaluation of success factors for the effective sharing of adaptation knowledge in the North.
$2,169.83
SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring and Information Incorporated Northwest Territories SmartICE Freshwater

Funding to support SmartICE technology for improving safe travel on sea ice. The project adapts that technology to a freshwater environment to improve travel for both communities and local businesses across the interior of the Arctic.
$15,000
Yukon College North Coordinating Lead Author: North Regional Chapter of National Assessment

Funding for the coordination of the northern regional chapter of NRCan's Canada in a Changing Climate: National Knowledge Assessment. This includes coordination of contributions, establishing writing guidelines, editing of material and advising on communication of information to a northern audience.
$92,546
ArcticNet Nunavik Web-based Portal for Knowledge Sharing in Support of the Sustainable Development of Nunavik (IRIS Portal)

Funding to develop web-based portal for the Integrated Regional Impact Study’s (IRIS’s) findings. This pilot project focuses on Nunavik and allows academic, regional, provincial and federal stakeholders to more readily access information and make decisions based on regional priorities.
$10,000
Carleton University Nunavuk Landfast Sea Ice Breakup Prediction in a Changing Climate

Funding to assess particular landfast ice dynamics for the purpose of developing a user-friendly sea ice breakup prediction model. The investigation combines archived satellite imagery, in situ environmental data and local Indigenous knowledge to inform patterns, timing and mechanisms of landfast ice breakup in recent years. The resulting model enables safer travel over sea ice for community members.
$74,911
Students on Ice North Program Students on Ice Adaptation-Specific Education Program Part II

Funding to develop a greater awareness of climate change adaptation in Canada’s North by continuing to support the adaptation-specific education program, translation of adaptation-focused videos in the North into French, and increasing capacity for Arctic youth participation on Students on Ice Arctic expeditions.
$48,798
Ecology North North Ecology North Adaptation 2020 Proposal

Funding to support and coordinate the northern participation of those who are working on climate change adaptation projects.
$25,000
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) Inuit Nunangat A report to identify the barriers and opportunities for transformative climate resilient infrastructure investments in Inuit Nunangat

Funding to create a report which will work to identify the barriers and opportunities for transformative climate resilient infrastructure investments in Inuit Nunangat.
$47,500
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) Inuit Nunangat Gap analysis of existing state of knowledge of hazard mapping and vulnerability

Funding to conduct a gap analysis of the existing state of knowledge with respect to hazard mapping and vulnerability.
$47,500
ArcticNet North Building capacity for Regional Climate Change Committees on Adaptation and Increasing Canadian Northerners participation in the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), Halifax (December 2 to 5, 2019)

Funding to support travel and participation at the ArcticNet Conference 2019 to all members of the five Climate Change committees on Adaptation (approximately 53 people from Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut).
$216,660
Public Policy Forum Kuujjuaq Showcasing Northern Innovators at the PPF 2020 Growth Summit

Funding to bring NISI training to Nunavik in order to create awareness of the initiative and provide communities with information on how the standards can help them become more climate resilient.
$17,500
Canadian Standards Association Nunavik NISI Training in Nunavik

Funding to bring NISI training to Nunavik in order to create awareness of the initiative and provide communities with information on how the standards can help them become more climate resilient.
$21,000
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