A Northern moment

In this video series, we explore community-based projects in Canada's North and Arctic regions.

Check out these videos to learn about what Indigenous, industry, government and local leaders are doing to help positively impact Northern communities today and for future generations.

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Support for Indigenous economic development in Nunavut

Duration : 8:39

Learn more about how the Government of Canada and Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency support Indigenous economic development projects in Nunavut and what it means for regional economic development, for Nunavut and for the Northern economy.

Tackling Nunavut Climate Change

Duration: 2:38

With help from the Government of Canada's Climate Change Preparedness in the North Program, Nunavut is addressing the impacts of climate change.

Tackling Yukon Climate Change

Duration: 3:19

Through the Government of Canada's Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program, a collaborative climate monitoring initiative is being led by Carcross/Tagish First Nation and Tsay Keh Dene.

Nunavut fishing and sealing industries receive funding support

Duration: 8:44

Learn how the Government of Canada and Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency support fisheries and sealing projects in Nunavut to create new jobs and opportunities for Nunavummiut.

Biomass as a green energy alternative

Duration: 5:48

Learn how our Northern REACHE Program supports Nihtat Energy Ltd. and Aurora Research Institute to help communities use biomass to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.

Eureka Weather Station

Duration: 6:55

Minister of Northern Affairs Dan Vandal takes a virtual tour of the Eureka Weather Station on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. Join Minister Vandal as he talks with staff and scientists to learn more about climate change in the North.

Polar Continental Shelf Program

Duration: 6:02

The Minister of Northern Affairs hosted a virtual discussion with Canadian scientists who rely on the program to support their research.

Yukon's COVID-19 Recovery Research Program

Duration: 6:35

Minister Daniel Vandal, Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, and Member of Parliament Larry Bagnell announce a research program that focuses on gathering and assessing information needed to support Yukon's strategic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister Vandal chats with the new Northern Post-Secondary Education Task Force

Duration: 6:10

Find out what the Task Force on Northern Post-Secondary Education is doing to reduce gaps in education and skills-training and improve education opportunities and outcomes in Canada's North and Arctic.

Minister Vandal chats with BC and Yukon First Nations leaders about their microgrid projects

Duration: 6:35

Members of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, Taku River Tlingit and Carcross/Tagish First Nations in Northern BC and Yukon and MGrid Energy Inc. met with Minister Vandal to talk about their microgrid projects and reducing reliance on diesel fuel.

Minister Vandal chats with Natan Obed and Aluki Kotierk about the Harvesters Support Grant

Duration: 6:30

The Harvesters Support Grant improves access to traditional foods and lowers the high costs of hunting and harvesting.

Minister Vandal chats with community members in Arviat about the Young Hunters Program

Duration: 5:29

Harvesters Support Grant and the Young Hunters Program are coming together to build climate resilience, improve food security and increase community wellness and connection in Arviat. Coordinators and participants talk with Minister Vandal about the program.

Travel safety on sea ice in Inuit Nunangat

Duration: 8:01

Being able to travel on ice is import for people across the North, especially Inuit. The impacts of climate change are making ice travel more and more dangerous. Learn about SmartICE's technology and how it can help Northern communities adapt.

Minister Vandal visits SmartICE's northern production centre

Duration: 9:29

The SmartICE team talks with Minister Vandal and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister Jones about how their leading-edge technology works at their production centre in Nain, Labrador.

Minister of Northern Affairs Daniel Vandal: exchange on climate change in Tuktoyaktuk

Duration: 9:29

Minister Vandal talks with youth and an Elder from Tuktoyaktuk, NWT to talk about how residents came together to address the impacts of climate change in their small coastal community.

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