Nutrition North Canada

Nutrition North Canada is a Government of Canada subsidy program to provide Northerners in isolated communities with improved access to perishable nutritious food.


How Nutrition North Canada works

Learn about the program, how the subsidy works, a glossary of terms, and registered retailers and suppliers.

Moving forward

The Government of Canada continues to identify ways to improve the program, building on the 2016 engagement. Learn more.


Engagement 2016

Find out what was said in the Government of Canada's engagement sessions held across the North to improve this program.

Eligible communities

Find the Northern communities eligible for the subsidy and the subsidy rates.


Eligible food

Find what food is subsidized, the Revised Northern Food Basket, food categories and nutrition education initiatives.

For retailers and suppliers

Who can apply, how to apply and subsidy claims and payments.



Compliance reports, subsidy reports, the program's performance measurement strategy and more.

Advisory Board

Find out how the Nutrition North Canada Advisory Board gives Northerners a direct voice in the program.



Find out about the success of the program.

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