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Imagining More for Canada’s North

Arctic Prize ImageWe believe in the potential of Canada’s North and are committed to working with our partners to build a bright future for communities and businesses across the Arctic.

Recently, we signed a five-year partnership agreement with the Arctic Inspiration Prize – joining a diverse group of colleagues committed to seizing the opportunities and tackling the challenges facing communities across Canada’s North. Through our involvement, we will help fund annual awards given to teams mobilizing knowledge into action for the benefit of Canada's northerners.

About the Prize

The Arctic Inspiration Prize is awarded to multidisciplinary teams making a substantial, demonstrated and distinguished contribution to gathering Arctic knowledge and developing concrete plans to implement real world applications for the benefit of the Canadian North.
The Prize recognizes teamwork among diverse groups, from north and south, working to addressing causes rather than symptoms of issues of importance to the Canadian Arctic and its peoples.
A project can have one or more focus areas such as:

  • Student retention
  • Environmental education
  • Access to education and training
  • Literacy
  • Specialized training and capacity building programs

Human Health

  • Community health and wellness
  • Mental health
  • Infectious disease
  • Country food

Socio-cultural issues

  • Community adaptation
  • Resiliency
  • Housing
  • Cultural identity & traditions


  • Drinking water
  • Ecosystems and wildlife
  • Climate change and adaptation
  • Contamination


  • Sustainable development
  • Involvement and integration of communities
  • Local business
  • Tourism


An Awards Ceremony is held in different cities across Canada each year to celebrate the outstanding knowledge to action projects of Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Laureates.

This year’s event was held on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.
Learn more about this year’s laureates by visiting the Arctic Inspiration Prize website.


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