The Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research (AICBR) is a unique Northern organization that works to bring together multiple groups and sectors on issues that are identified by and relevant to their partners. Current priorities include food security and food sovereignty, healthy lifestyles, youth engagement and mental health, and climate change adaptation.
Created 1945 as a nonprofit tax-exempt research and educational organization based at McGill University in Montreal. The Institute moved to the University of Calgary in 1976. The U.S. Corporation of the Arctic Institute of North America is located at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
ArcticNet at the University of Laval is part of the Network of Centres of Excellence bringing together scientists and managers in the natural, human health and social sciences with their partners in Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies and the private sector to study the impacts of climate change in the coastal Canadian Arctic.
CIHR integrates research through a unique interdisciplinary structure made up of 13 virtual institutes. CIHR's Institutes are not buildings or research centres, but networks of researchers brought together to focus on important health problems.
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The Canadian Polar Commission served Canadians by monitoring, promoting, and disseminating knowledge of the polar regions; contributing to public awareness of the importance of polar science to Canada; enhancing Canada's international profile as a circumpolar nation; and recommending polar science policy direction to government. Among its notable accomplishments are its successful promotion of international polar science coordination and cooperation through the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research and the International Committee on Arctic Research; its contribution to the successful effort to include the human dimension of polar science as a theme of International Polar Year 2007-2008; its 2008 evaluation of northern research infrastructure (Beacons of the North) which influenced the eventual decision of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada to support the renovation and upgrading of many of the facilities (the Arctic Research Infrastructure Fund), and its reports on the State of Northern Knowledge (2014) and the State of Environmental Monitoring in Northern Canada (2015). Polar Knowledge Canada will build upon and further develop the Canadian Polar Commission’s legacy of polar knowledge engagement, coordination, and mobilization.
On June 1 2015 the Government of Canada established Polar Knowledge Canada, a federal research organization that focuses on advancing Canada’s knowledge of the Arctic and strengthening Canadian leadership in polar science and technology. Polar Knowledge Canada combines the mandates and functions of the Canadian Polar Commission and the Canadian High Arctic Research Station initiative of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
The Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting research, exchanging knowledge and fostering greater awareness and responsiveness to the health issues of circumpolar people. As a member of the International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH) the CSCH helps plan the International Conference for Circumpolar Health (ICCH).
CIER was founded in 1994 by a small group of First Nation leaders from across Canada who recognized the need for Aboriginal peoples to have the capacity to solve environmental problems affecting their lands and resources.
A research collective based at Trent University in Peterborough, working on research projects and initiatives in communities across Canada. Shared values and objectives include working with Indigenous and other knowledges to support and sustain Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, environment and health.