Canada’s North – Exploring the Environmental, Societal & Economic Challenges Facing Canada’s Northern Communities.
Climate change has had a negative impact on the sustainability of infrastructure and the availability of food for communities in this region. From a socio-cultural point of view, people are consuming more and more expensive imported food, equipment and energy resources, and the region is facing a housing shortage, reduced access to services health and a high unemployment rate.
This report identifies the key issues facing Canada’s North and examines the potential role of standards that can help to correct the situation. The report explores standards-based solutions for potential societal benefits, the urgency of the problem, and the role that standards could play.