Northern Aboriginal Economic Opportunities Program (NAEOP)
On April 1, 2014, CanNor launched the Northern Aboriginal Economic Opportunities Program (NAEOP). This revised program replaces the Aboriginal Economic Development (AED) suite of programs. NAEOP, a results-based and application driven program, will focus on increasing the participation of northern Aboriginal communities and businesses so they can fully participate in territorial economic opportunities.
Fostering Responsible Resource Development in Canada's North
Canada's North offers tremendous potential for the mining and resource development sector. Rich in natural resources, Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories are a choice destination for Canadian and global investment. Investment in mineral exploration in the territories was estimated at more than $1 billion in 2012.
CanNor works with industry, northern governments, communities and other partners to promote responsible resource development in Canada's three territories to support economic growth and long-term prosperity for northerners and all Canadians.
Investing in Cultural Industries
The Adäka Cultural Festival, held annually in Whitehorse, Yukon, was launched in July 2011. It is an iconic festival that showcases and celebrates diverse and distinctive First Nations arts and culture. The Adäka festival contributes greatly to cultural tourism and to strengthening and diversifying the local economy, providing new opportunities for emerging artists, vendors and local businesses. CanNor is committed to investing in the North's cultural industries and recognizes their importance to the local economy.
Northern Successes: Nunavut Fisheries
Nunavut's fishing sector is developing into a thriving industry, thanks to a comprehensive, multi-year collaborative effort. Although large expanses of Nunavut's marine waters remained underdeveloped for years, that's changing. Today, a dynamic, diversified and sustainable fishing industry is in the making
Biomass Fuels: Creating sustainable energy solutions for the NWT
A growing market for biomass fuels is helping the Northwest Territories shift from imported fossil fuels to energy from local resources. Biomass fuels are made from sustainable organic matter like plant materials, vegetation or agricultural waste. In the NWT, forest waste, such as sawdust, is the primary biomass materials in use.
Northern Successes: Converting Plastic to Oil
A machine that converts plastic into crude oil is up and running in Whitehorse, Yukon. The first of its kind in North America, the machine at P&M Recycling is already producing enough oil to heat the recycling centre it is housed in.
Meet the Minister
Building a Strong North Together
CanNor Business Processes and Tools
The Government of Canada is committed to delivering its programs and services effectively for its clients and Canadians. Since it was created, CanNor has invested $185 million in over 910 projects to create a more dynamic, sustainable and diverse northern economy.
CanNor is taking a systematic approach to strengthen its business processes for contribution programs to continue effectively delivering on its mandate to foster economic development in Canada’s three territories.
CanNor has recently introduced new business processes and service standards as well as a suite of tools so our clients have the information and guidance they need to apply for CanNor funding. For more information please see Programs and Services.
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