Canada's North: Research Paper CoverCanada’s North is a vast and beautiful region of the world that has been experiencing significant environmental, social and economic change over recent decades. Climate change has affected the sustainability of Northern infrastructure and has an impact on food availability in Northern communities. Socially and culturally, there is an increasing reliance on expensive imported food, equipment, energy resources and the region faces a shortage of housing, reduced access to health services and high unemployment. This report identifies key challenges facing Canada’s North and explores the potential role for standards to help address these issues.

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