Nutrition North Canada

Nutrition North Canada programs include: the NNC subsidy, the Harvesters Support Grant and the Community Food Programs Fund, Nutrition Education Initiatives and the Food Security Research Grant.

Program expansion

New expansions to Nutrition North Canada (NNC) have been co-developed with Indigenous and northern partners to further support food security priorities in NNC communities.

How Nutrition North Canada works

How the subsidy works, and lists of registered recipients.

Eligible communities

There are 122 isolated northern communities eligible for the Nutrition North Canada subsidy and Nutrition Education Initiatives. 112 of these communities are eligible for the Harvesters Support Grant.

Eligible food and non-food items

What is subsidized.

Support for traditional hunting and harvesting

Learn more about the Harvesters Support Grant and Community Food Programs Fund

Nutrition education initiatives

Culturally appropriate retail and community-based nutrition education activities.

Accessing the retail subsidy

Who can participate in the retail subsidy program, and how to apply.

Food Security Research Grant

Support for Indigenous-led research on food access inequality and cost of living in the North.


Supporting local food priorities in the North

The lived experiences of those using the Nutrition North Canada programs.

Colville Lake: Making soil from fish

Colville Lake is a small community, 80 km above the Arctic Circle in the Northwest Territories, where the traditional lifestyle of fishing, hunting and trapping is alive and well.

Contact us

Nutrition North Canada
25 Eddy Street, 14th floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4


Did you find what you were looking for?

What was wrong?

You will not receive a reply. Don't include personal information (telephone, email, SIN, financial, medical, or work details).
Maximum 300 characters

Thank you for your feedback

Date modified: