Northern Contaminants Program

Working to reduce and, wherever possible, eliminate contaminants in traditionally harvested foods, while providing information that assists informed decision making by individuals and communities in their food use.

What is the Northern Contaminants Program?

The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) was established in 1991 in response to concerns about human exposure to elevated levels of contaminants in wildlife species that are important to the traditional diets of northern Aboriginal peoples. Early studies found a wide variety of substances, many of which had no Arctic or Canadian sources, but which were, nevertheless, reaching unexpectedly high levels in the Arctic ecosystem.

Call for Proposals

The 2017-2018 Call for Proposals is now closed.

NCP Priorities

Human Health

Human Health

Environmental Monitoring and Research

Environmental Monitoring and Research

Community-Based Monitoring and Research

Community-Based Monitoring and Research

Communications, Capacity and Outreach

Communications, Capacity and Outreach

Program Coordination and Aboriginal Partnerships

Program Coordination and Aboriginal Partnerships

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