Priority Areas

The AIP covers any opportunities or challenges that are of importance to the Canadian Arctic and its peoples, and that address the causes rather than the symptoms. A project can have one or more focus areas such as, but not limited to:


  • 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