Executive Council Office

Northern Strategy

Northern Strategy Trust

The Northern Strategy trust was established by the Government of Canada as a contribution toward the implementation of the Northern Strategy, a plan to support the development of Canada’s North. Yukon’s allotment was $40 million of the $120 million trust.

Each Territory was given broad discretion for determining how its share of the trust would be used to advance the objectives of the Northern Strategy. Yukon made the decision to jointly manage the fund with Yukon First Nations.

In Yukon, Northern Strategy Trust funds were distributed over a three year period, although projects may exceed three years.

The Northern Strategy Trust Fund provided money for projects from 2006 to 2009. In total 51 projects were funded. Fourteen joint First Nation and Government of Yukon projects, 27 First Nations projects and 10 Government of Yukon projects.

More information about Northern Strategy Trust projects.