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).
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.
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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.
Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) is on the cutting edge of Arctic issues and strengthens Canada's position internationally as a leader in polar science and technology. POLAR also promotes the development and distribution of knowledge of other circumpolar regions, including Antarctica. It will provide a world-class hub for science and technology research in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut called the Canadian High Arctic Research Station.
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.
IAPH fosters the advancement of a national health research agenda to improve and promote the health of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples in Canada, through research, knowledge translation, and capacity building.