CanNor Highlights for 5th Anniversary
On August 18, 2014, the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) will be celebrating its fifth anniversary.
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.
- 1 : CanNor Highlights for 5th Anniversary
- 2 : Northern Aboriginal Economic Opportunities Program
- 3 : Promoting Responsible Resource Development
- 4 : Investing in Cultural Industries
- 5 : Northern Successes: Nunavut Fisheries
- 6 : Biomass Fuels: Creating sustainable energy solutions for the NWT
- 7 : Northern Successes: Converting Plastic to Oil
Meet the Minister
Building a Strong North Together
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As announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on August 22, CanNor is launching a new Northern Greenhouse Initiative that will support advancing the productivity and commercialization of greenhouse projects across Canada's North. For more information, click here.
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