Nutrition North Canada

Nutrition North Canada is a Government of Canada program that helps make nutritious food and some essential items more affordable and more accessible.

How Nutrition North Canada works

How the subsidy works, a glossary of terms, and registered retailers and suppliers.

Eligible communities

Find the isolated communities that benefit from the subsidy and their subsidy rates.

Eligible food and non-food items

Find out what is subsidized.

Support for traditional hunting and harvesting

How the Harvesters Support Grant works, eligible communities and funding streams.

Nutrition education initiatives

Culturally appropriate retail and community-based nutrition education activities.

For retailers and suppliers

Who can apply, how to apply and subsidy claims and payments.

Advisory Board

Find out how the Nutrition North Canada Advisory Board gives Northerners a direct voice in the program.


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


Find out about recent program results.

Moving forward

How the Government of Canada is working with partners to improve the program further.

Engagement 2016

Find out what was said in the Government of Canada's engagement sessions held across the North to improve this program.

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