Pan-Territorial Growth Strategy

Working together for a better future

The world is changing. In an era of intense global competition, Canadians must build on past achievements, address challenges head on, and work to seize new economic opportunities that position us for the future.

To help the territories compete in this new reality, the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) collaborated with territorial and Indigenous governments, industry, Indigenous communities and organizations, and academia to develop a Pan-Territorial Growth Strategy. The purpose of this strategy is to help stimulate economic growth, which reflects the unique advantages of each territory.

To inform the development of this strategy, CanNor held in-person roundtables and teleconferences in the three territories with a broad range of partners and stakeholders in early 2019.

Read the Pan-Territorial Growth Strategy: Working together for a better future.

Engagement Process

In summer 2017, CanNor held a series of roundtables in the territories to inform renewal of its economic development programming. Our territorial and Indigenous partners, as well as other Northern stakeholders, highlighted a number of challenges in the territories that hamper the pace of development, including a significant infrastructure deficit and a higher cost of doing business related to remote locations, harsh environment, and sparse population distribution.

Read the Engagement Paper

What we heard

From January to March 2019, CanNor undertook a series of engagement activities to inform the development of the Pan-Territorial Growth Strategy. The broad range of views, considerations and ideas brought forward from individuals, communities, and organizations have been summarized in a "What we heard" report. This information will help guide CanNor's strategic approach towards future investments and activities in the territories.

We sincerely thank all those who participated.

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