Northern Contaminants Program

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy


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Memorial Deadline: Wednesday 10th, February 2021

External Deadline: Monday 15th, February 2021


The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) engages Northerners and scientists in research and monitoring of long-range contaminants in the Canadian Arctic, that is, contaminants that are transported to the Arctic through atmospheric and oceanic processes from other parts of the world and which remain in the Arctic environment and build up in the food chain.

The data generated by the NCP is used to assess ecosystem and human health, and the findings of these assessments are used to address the safety and security of traditional country foods that are important to the health and traditional lifestyles of Northerners and northern communities. The findings also inform policy, resulting in action to eliminate contaminants from long-range sources.

The NCP is committed to scientific excellence and northern engagement on the issue of long-range contaminants in the Arctic. While the coronavirus pandemic has affected our ability to travel and engage in many research, monitoring and communication activities, the work of the NCP is continuing through innovative partnerships. Through this limited Call for Proposals, the NCP is particularly seeking new projects related to human health biomonitoring and research, community-based monitoring, and plastic pollution.

Additional information can be found here.

Funding Sources

Government of Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: January 19, 2021