The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), established in 2009, works to help develop a diversified, sustainable, and dynamic economy across Canada’s three territories, while at the same time contributing to Canada’s prosperity. We work with communities to develop and diversify local economies, and take advantage of the immense strengths of Northern Canada. CanNor fosters growth and development in the North by delivering economic development programs and by collaborating with and aligning the efforts of partners in northern and southern Canada to respond to economic challenges and opportunities in the North.
The Agency also coordinates the activities of other federal departments to maximize their collective impact – particularly federal regulators in relation to major project development – in the North, bringing insight, knowledge and partnerships together. CanNor has three key, interrelated business lines and services that help drive economic development: contribution programs; the Northern Projects Management Office; and serving as a voice for the North.
Founded in 2009, Yukon Mining Alliance (“YMA”), a strategic industry alliance of Yukon’s leading exploration, development and mining companies, is focused on creating innovative capital attraction initiatives to promote Yukon’s competitive advantages as a top mineral investment jurisdiction and its member companies and their Yukon-based projects.
The implementation of these unique initiatives serves to support an economic ecosystem from exploration to production and establish long-term sustainability and prosperity in Yukon. YMA works collaboratively with Government of Yukon to develop and deliver trail-blazing initiatives, events and communications that have distinguished Yukon, through the INVEST YUKON brand, nationally and internationally as one of the world’s leading jurisdictions for mineral investment.
For over 80 years, mining has been the key economic driver in the north. The minerals industry has provided tremendous economic, employment, business and community development opportunities for northerners. More recently, the northern minerals industry has created significant business and economic opportunities for northern Aboriginal governments, corporations, organizations, communities and peoples. The NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines has been the voice of the Northern mining and exploration industry since 1967.
The overall goal of the Chamber is to promote the industry and the north to Northerners, Canadians and the world at large. The Chamber advises governments, regulatory agencies, investors, Aboriginal groups, the media, schools and universities, and the public on industry positions and initiatives. The Chamber’s primary objective is to encourage, assist and stimulate the prosperous, orderly and environmentally responsible development and growth of mining and mineral exploration in the NWT and Nunavut.