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

Isolated communities that benefit from NNC programming.

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.


The Nutrition North Canada Advisory Board, the Indigenous Working Group, and the Inuit Food Security Working Group support the program with made-in-the-North solutions.


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


Recent program results.


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