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Northern Contaminants Program awards 53 research projects


Ottawa, ON – The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) has announced the recipients of its funding program for this year. The organization supports research projects that are guided by both scientific and traditional knowledge to broaden understanding of the potential impact of contaminants on the health of animals and people.

Canada’s longest-running Arctic research program, the NCP issues a yearly call for proposals and with a total of up to $4.1 million available for research projects throughout the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik, and Nunatsiavut.

Projects are guided by both scientific and traditional knowledge, and are carried out in partnership with academia, federal science based departments, Indigenous and territorial governments, and community members.

“We are committed to understanding the impacts of contaminants on our fish, marine mammals and other aquatic organisms,” said Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. “For years, the Northern Contaminants Program has been addressing important issues related to contaminants in the Arctic, in collaboration with Northern communities. This work contributes to the understanding of our Arctic marine ecosystems and supports the health of communities that depend on them.”

A complete list of this year’s 53 successful projects is available here.