Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

September 21, 2011 11:00 ET

CanNor Helps Build Capacity in Nunavut Business Community

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2011) - Today the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) and Minister of Health announced funding to the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) that will help strengthen and improve capacity in the Nunavut business community.

"The Government of Canada is proud to invest in business capacity development in Nunavut, to help businesses reach their full potential," said Minister Aglukkaq. "By delivering workshops that are geared to the needs of Northern communities, businesses will be better positioned to take advantage of economic development opportunities in the region."

CanNor is investing $100,000 with the BRCC to fund two projects. During the 2011 Nunavut Trade Show, the BRCC will organize conferences that will bring business leaders, government officials and industry representatives together to discuss how Nunavummiut can capitalize on the projected growth in the resource sector. The BRCC will also travel to selected Baffin communities to deliver industry sector workshops, which will help individuals identify the business opportunities available in their community and how to develop these opportunities.

These projects were made possible through funding from CanNor's Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) program which focuses on long-term economic growth, economic diversification, and capacity building in all three territories.

SINED is one of several economic development programs within CanNor. CanNor is responsible for coordinating and delivering Canada's economic development across the North, and for related policy development, research and advocacy.

For copies of CanNor news releases, visit: http://www.cannor.gc.ca.

To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca and for more information on Canada's Northern Strategy, visit www.northernstrategy.ca/index-eng.asp.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq
    Federal Minister of Health and Minister of the Canadian
    Northern Economic Development Agency
    Cailin Rodgers
    (613) 957-0200

    Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
    Petra White
    Communications Advisor
    (867) 766-8435

    Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce
    Hal Timar
    Executive Director
    (867) 979-4654