Food Systems Lens on the Minister of Northern Affairs’s Mandate Letter

Find here the Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (Dan Vandal)’s mandate letter.

Food system priorities within this mandate include:

•  Continue to prioritize the implementation of the Arctic and Northern Policy Framework, including the advancement of  key initiatives to improve housing and food security and close the gap in education outcomes.

• Continue to work with Inuit to improve food security in Inuit Nunangat, including through the Harvesters Support Grant and the Nutrition North Canada program, amended to make it more transparent and responsive to Inuit needs, supported by the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations.