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Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (ANAC)

Website: www.anac.on.ca
Address: 55 Murray St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M3
Telephone: +1-613-241-1864
Fax: +1-613-241-1542
Year of foundation: 1975 [formerly Indian and Inuit Nurses of Canada]
Activities: Promotes activities leading to better health among Canada's aboriginal peoples and seeks to encourage greater involvement by aboriginals in health care both on a community basis and as individual professionals.
Publications: Aboriginal Nurse (1986-, 2pa)

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Antarctic Institute of Canada

Website: www.antarcticinstituteofcanada.ca
Address: Post Office Box 1223, Main Post Office, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5J 2M4
Telephone: +1-780-378-0063
Year of foundation: 1985
Activities: A society established to further the knowledge of Antarctic in Canada by producing research and publications.
Publications: Occasional papers series and publication of books.

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Archaeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization

Website: www.civilization.ca/cmc/archeo/ehome.htm
Address: 100 Laurier St., PO Box 3100, Station B, Hull, Quebec J8X 4H2
Telephone: +1-819-776-8182
Fax: +1-819-7760-8300
Year of foundation: 1910 [until 1971, Archaeological Division]
Activities: Extensive programme of research in northern Canada, especially since the 1980s.
Publications: Mercury Series Paper (1972-)

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Arctic Alpine Seed Company

Address: 105 Granite Rd., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V8.
Telephone: +1-867-667-2756
Fax: +1-867-667-4595
Activities: Develops Licensed Northern Cultures for use as reclamation, turf, forage, and grasses for northern and alpine sites.

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Arctic Biological Consultants

Address: 95 Turnbull Dr., PO Box 68, St. Norbert Postal St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1L5.
Fax: +1-204-269-0102
Year of foundation: 1983
Activities: Carries out baseline, environmental impact and other studies for government, industry and native organizations relating primarily to northern aquatic ecosystems.

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Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)

Website: http://arctic.ucalgary.ca
Address: University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Telephone: +1-403-220-7515
Fax: +1-403-282-4609
Year of foundation: Founded in 1945 in Montreal. Relocated to Calgary in 1976.
Activities: Has mandate to encourage Arctic research, publish research results and collect and disseminate information. Has approximately 40 Research Associates. Runs a field station Kluane Lake (61.05'N; 138.40'W). Offers two major information services: the AINA Library, and the Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS). Also maintains the POLLIB-L (Polar Libraries Colloquy) listserver. Offers scholarships and a Grant-in-Aid program.
Publications: Anthropology for the North: Translations from the Russian (1961-74); Arctic (1948-, 4pa) [continues Bulletin]; ASTIS Bibliography (1979-, annual); ASTIS Current Awareness Bulletin (1978-, 6pa); ASTIS Occasional Publications (1979-); Catalogue of the library of the Arctic Institute of North America, Montreal (1968); Information North (1968-, 4pa); Komatik monograph series (1989-); Research Papers (1959-73); Special Publications; Technical Papers (1956-85)

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Arctic Research Establishment (ARE)

Address: Pond Inlet, Northwest Territories X0A 0S0
Telephone: +1-867-899-8823
Year of foundation: 1972
Activities: Provides workshops and laboratories, equipment, native technicians, storage, and carries out scientific programmes, especially in physical oceanography and environmental monitoring. Operates three field camps: Adams Island (73.44'N; 81.30'W), Borden Station (73.43'N; 81.31'W), and Nunguvik Arctic Centennial Station (72.02'N; 80.35'W).

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Arctic Sciences Ltd.

Address: 1986 Mills Rd., RR #2, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S1.
Fax: +1-604-656-216

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Arctic Society of Canada (ASC)

Address: 510-170 Laurier West, Ottawa K1P 5V5
Telephone: +1-613-238-8181
Fax: +1-613-234-1991
Year of foundation: 1983
Activities: Set up by the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada to foster understanding of the current concerns of Inuit in Canada, and to provide funding to the parent organization for Inuit identity and self-reliance.

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Arctic Working Group

Address: Environmental Study Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1
Telephone: +1-416-978-3534

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Association Inuksiutiit Katimajiit

Address: Pavillon Jean-Durand, Universite Laval, Quebec G1K 7P4
Telephone: +1-418-656-7596
Fax: +1-418-656-3023
Year of foundation: 1974
Activities: Carries out ethnographic and linguistic research in Inuit communities of the Canadian Eastern Arctic. Organizes the biennial Inuit Studies Conference (1978-).
Publications: Etudes / Inuit / Studies (1977-, 2pa); Inuit Studies Occasional Papers / Cahiers d'Etudes inuit (1986-); Inuksiutuit allasiagait (1977-); Inuktitut dialect grammars and vocabularies.

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Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS)

Website: www.cyberus.ca/~acuns
Address: 17 York St., Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: +1-613-562-0515
Fax: +1-613-562-0533
Year of foundation: 1977
Activities: ACUNS is a federally incorporated charitable organization representing 36 Canadian universities and colleges active in northern studies, research and training. The purpose of ACUNS is to advance northern scholarship through education, professional and scientific training and research. Organizes the National Student Conference on Northern Studies (1986-) and Regional Northern Studies Student Workshops. The Canadian Northern Studies Trust awards scholarships and the Polar Studies Undergraduate Medal for Canada.
Publications: newsletter Northline (1981-, 3pa); Ethical principles for the conduct of research in the North (1982); Licences and permits for scientific research in the northern regions of the Provinces (1990); Occasional Publications (1978-)

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Atmospheric Environment Service (AES)

Website: www.msc-smc.ec.gc.ca
Address: Environment Canada, 4905 Dufferin St., Downsview, Ontario M3H 5TA
Activities: Responsible for the management of a wide network of automatic and manned weather stations throughout northern Canada. The Arctic Division carries out research on all aspects of Arctic meteorology and monitors atmospheric pollution contributing to Arctic haze.

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Aurora College

Website: www.auroracollege.com
Address: Head Office, PO Box 1290, 199 McDougal Rd., Fort Smith, Northwest Territories X0E 0P0
Telephone: +1-867-872-4731
Fax: +1-403-867-4730
Activities: operates 3 campuses - Aurora (Inuvik), Thebacha (Fort Smith) and Yellowknife - and 22 community learning centres.

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Aurora Research Institute (ARI)

Website: www.aurresint.nt.ca
Address: 191 Mackenzie Rd., PO Box 1450, Inuvik, Northwest Territories X0E 0T0
Telephone: +1-867-979-3298
Fax: +1-867-979-4264
Year of foundation: [Previously Science Institute of the Northwest Territories - West]
Activities: Mandate is to improve the quality of life for NWT residents by applying scientific, technological and indigenous knowledge to solve northern problems and advance social and economic goals. In addition to providing technical and logistical support, Science Advisory Services (ARI) licenses and co-ordinates research in accordance with the NWT Scientists Act. No scientific, including anthropological, research may be carried out in the NWT without a Scientific Research Licence. ARI also maintains research centres in Inuvik and Fort Smith and a field station at Pearce Point (69.49'N; 122.41'W).
Publications: Compendium of research in the Northwest Territories (biennial); Doing research in the NWT: a guide for researchers working in Canada's Northwest Territories; A guide to developing cross-cultural science camps in the Northwest Territories; NWT survey of research activities conducted in 1993

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Auyuittuq / Ellesmere Island National Park Reserves

Website: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nu/auyuittuq/index_e.asp
Address: Parks Canada, PO Box 353, Pangnirtung, Northwest Territories X0A 0R0
Telephone: +1-867-254-8918
Fax: +1-867-254-8148
Activities: Protects and promotes the language and culture of the Nunavik Inuit. Carries out archaeological research.
Publications: Gazetteer of Inuit place names in Nunavik (Quebec, Canada); Tumivut (1990-, 2pa)

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Baffin Region Inuit Association

Website: www.nunanet.com/~lands
Address: PO Box 219, Iqaluit, Northwest Territories X0A 0H0
Telephone: +1-867-979-5391
Fax: +1-867-979-4325
Activities: The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is a community non-profit organization formed in 1996. Its predecessor, Baffin Region Inuit Association (BRIA), was formed in 1975 and registered as a society in 1977. BRIA now QIA was formed to promote Inuit benefits and to establish Inuit rights. A land claim for the Inuit of the Nunavut Region was signed on July 9, 1993. This year is the 25th anniversary since BRIA was formed

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Bayfield Institute

Website: www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/regions/central/pub/bayfield/index_e.htm
Address: Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 867 Lakeshore Rd., PO Box 5050, Burlington, Ontario L75 4A6
Year of foundation: 1981 [formerly Bayfield Laboratory for Marine Science and Surveys]
Activities: Develops ice radar technology and other instrumentation and techniques for conducting hydrographic surveys in ice-covered waters.

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Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO)

Website: www.bio.gc.ca
Address: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, PO Box 1006, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 4A2
Telephone: +1-902-426-4093
Fax: +1-902-426-2256
Year of foundation: 1962
Activities: Federal research institute concerned with all aspects of marine science, focusing particularly on the Canadian Atlantic and eastern Arctic.
Publications: Data Series (1968-); Report Series (1972-81); Science Review (1968-, annual)

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Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology (CANMET)

Address: Natural Resources Canada, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A OG1.
Fax: +1-613-995-3192
Activities: Carries out research on mining technologies, power systems, alternative energy, and construction and housing methods applicable to northern environments.
Publications: CANMET Reports (1974-)

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Canada Centre for Remote Sensing

Website: www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca
Address: 588 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA, K1A 0Y

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Canada Map Office

Website: www.maps.nrcan.gc.ca
Address: 130 Bentley Av., Nepean, Ontario K1A 0E9
Telephone: +1-613-952-7000
Fax: +1-613-957-8861
Activities: Distribution centre for maps published by federal agencies.

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Canadian Antarctic Research Program (CARP)

Website: www.delm.tas.gov.au/comnap/members.html#Canada/
Address: c/o Canadian Polar Commission, Suite 1710 Constitution Sq., 360 Albert St., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X
Publications: newsletter CARP/PRAC (1994-)

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Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC)

Website: www.carc.org
Address: 1 Nicholas St., Suite 1100, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7
Telephone: +1-613-241-7379
Fax: +1-613-241-2244
Year of foundation: 1971
Activities: Citizens' organization founded to bring an independent perspective to environmental, economic, constitutional and other issues in the Canadian North. CARC aims to bridge the gaps between North and South and between aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities, building a consensus around issues to facilitate change.
Publications: Members' Update (1991-, 4pa); Northern Perspectives (1973-, 4pa)
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Yellowknife office: #3-4807 49th St., Northern Frontier Visitors' Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 3T5; telephone: +1-403-873-4715; fax: +1-403-873-3654; e-mail: xcarc@ssimicro.com

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Canadian Avalanche Association

Website: www.avalanche.ca
Address: Canadian Avalanche Centre, PO Box 2759, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0
Telephone: +1-604-837-2435
Fax: +1-604-837-4624
Year of foundation: 1983
Activities: Non-profit society dedicated to bringing together avalanche professionals. Its goals are to develop knowledge and understanding of avalanches, to encourage communication and promote industry standards, and to improve high quality avalanche education. Parent organization of the Canadian Avalanche Centre.
Publications: Avalanche News (3pa); Public Avalanche Information Bulletin (2 issues per week, December to April).

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Canadian Avalanche Centre

Website: www.avalanche.ca
Address: PO Box 2759, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0
Telephone: +1-604- 837-2435
Fax: +1-604-837-4624
Year of foundation: 1991
Activities: Supplies public safety avalanche bulletins (PSS), runs technical training schools for avalanche personnel (CAATS), and operates an information exchange between industry subscribers (INFOEX). See also Canadian Avalanche Association.
Publications: Avalanche News (3pa); Public Avalanche Information Bulletin (2 issues per week, December to April)

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Canadian Coast Guard: Central and Arctic Region

Website: www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/cen-arc/index_e.htm
Address: Regional Director, Canadian Coast Guard, 201 North Front Street, Suite 703, Sarnia, ON, N7T 8B

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Canadian Coast Guard: Icebreaking Program

Website: www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/ice-gla
Address: Manager, Icebreaking Program, Canadian Coast Guard, 200 Kent St., 6th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario, KIA OE
Fax: (613) 990-5541 or 1-800-920-776
Activities: Operates icebreakers and escorts other ships in ice infested waters of Arctic Canada.

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Canadian Ethnology Service

Website: www.civilization.ca/cmc/at/atetheng.html
Address: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 100 Laurier St., PO Box 3100, Station B Hull, Quebec J8X 4H2
Telephone: +1-819-776-8429
Fax: +1-819-776-8300
Year of foundation: 1955
Activities: Carries out ethnographic research in northern areas. Includes section for Contemporary Inuit Art which arranges exhibitions and publishes accompanying catalogues.
Publications: Mercury Series Paper (1972-)

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Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS)

Website: www.cgs.ca
Address: Cold Regions Division, c/o Engineering Institute of Canada, 280 Albert St., Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario K1P SG
Year of foundation: 1988
Activities: Seeks to advance interest and co-ordinate activities in cold regions geotechnology among engineers, earth scientists and associated professionals in Canada. Encourages communication between those working in the fields of snow, ice, frozen ground and related disciplines by sponsoring meetings and conferences. Organizes sessions on cold regions engineering within the annual meeting of the Canadian Geotechnical Society.

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Canadian Hydraulics Centre

Website: www.chc.nrc.ca
Address: National Research Council Canada, Bldg M-32, Montreal Road, Ottawa, Canada K1A-0R6 Phone: (613) 993-2417
Fax: (613) 952-767
Activities: Cold regions hydraulics research and engineering. Facilities include environmental chamber. Library has large holdings of technical reports on the Beaufort Sea and offshore structures.

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Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS)

Website: www.chs-shc.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Address: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, PO Box 8080, 1675 Russell Rd., Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3H6
Telephone: +1-613-995-4413
Fax: +1-613-996-9053
Year of foundation: 1883
Activities: Responsible for conducting hydrographic, tidal and current surveys of Canadian waters and for producing nautical charts for Canada's 243.792 km of coastline and over 6,550,000 km of continental margin.
Publications: Canadian Tide and Current Tables (annual); Notices to Mariners (26pa); Sailing directions: Arctic Canada (1985-94); Sailing directions: Great Slave Lake and Mackenzie River (1989); Sailing directions: Labrador and Hudson Bay (1988). Maps and charts: nautical charts, Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC), Raster charts. Bathymetric maps: Natural Resource Maps (1:250,000); National Earth Science Series (1:1 m); and non-series bathymetric maps (1:2 m) including partial coverage of Canadian Arctic waters).

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Canadian Ice Service

Website: www.cis.ec.gc.ca
Address: 373 Sussex Drive, E-3, Ottawa, Ont K1A 0H3
Telephone: +1-613-996-1550. Fax +1-613-947-9160

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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

Website: www.cpaws.org
Address: Suite 380, 401 Richmond St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
Telephone: +1-416-979-2720
Fax: +1-416-979-3155
Year of foundation: 1963
Activities: National non-profit organization devoted to protecting Canada's wilderness, endangered species and their habitats. Helps shape federal, provincial and territorial legislation on policies affecting parks' management.
Publications: Borealis (1988-94); Wilderness Activist (1995-, 4pa).

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Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (CPCGN)

Website: www.geonames.nrcan.gc.ca
Address: Natural Resources Canada, 615 Booth St., Rm. 650, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E9
Telephone: +1-613-992-3405/3892
Fax: +1-613-943- 8282
Year of foundation: 1897
Activities: Federal/provincial/territorial committee coordinating geographical naming activities within Canada. Maintains the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) with input of names decisions from provincial and territorial governments. (A version of CGNDB can be consulted on Internet as <a href="http://GeoNames.NRCan.gc.ca/geonames.html">GeoNames</a>). Represents Canada internationally in geographical names standardization.
Publications: Canoma (1975-, 2pa); Gazetteers of Canada (1952-) [Northwest Territories (1980), Yukon Territory (1988)]; Guide to the field collection of native geographical names (1992); Native Canadian geographical names: an annotated bibliography (1995); Principles and procedures for geographical naming (1990).

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Canadian Polar Commission

Website: www.polarcom.gc.ca
Address: Suite 1710, 360 Albert St., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X7
Telephone: +1-613-943-8605
Fax: +1-613-943-8607.
Year of foundation: 1991
Activities: Monitors and reports on the state of knowledge in the polar regions; promotes the development of this knowledge to help set priorities for research; encourages Canadian organizations to support the development and dissemination of knowledge of polar regions; advises the Minister on polar matters; provides information to others on polar regions research; and encourages international cooperation regarding polar knowledge. Polar International Affairs Committee (PIAC).
Publications: Meridian (1995?-)
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Yellowknife Office: #10-4807 49th St., Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 3T5; telephone: +1- 403-920-7401; fax: +1-403-873-3654. Kuujjuaq Office, PO Box 1031, Kuujjuaq, Quebec J0M 1C0; telephone: +1-819-964-6344; fax: +1-819-964-2462

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Canadian Quaternary Association (CANQUA)

Website: www.mun.ca/canqua
Address: c/o Toon Pronk, SecretaryTreasurer, Geological Survey Branch, Department of Natural Resources and Energy, PO Box 6000, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H1
Telephone: +1-506-453-7947
Fax: +1-506-444-4176
Year of foundation: 1982
Activities: Promotes Quaternary research and knowledge. Holds biennial meeting and special Quaternary sessions at other venues.
Publications: Geographie Physique et Quaternaire; Newsletter (2-3pa)

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Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health (CSCH)

Website: www.iuch.org/members.html
Address: c/o Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, 750 Bannatyne Av., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3
Telephone: +1-204-789-3644
Fax: +1-204-772-8748
Year of foundation: 1984
Activities: Non-governmental organization established to improve and maintain the health of the circumpolar people of Canada and to promote and support the efforts of all circumpolar peoples in the attainment of better health.
Publications: newsletter

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Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS)

Website: www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca
Address: Environment Canada Prairie and Northern Resource Centre, 115 Perimeter Rd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X4
Fax: +1- 403-495-2615
Activities: Federal agency carrying out research on the management and protection of wildlife in northern Canada.

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Canadians for Responsible Northern Development (CRND)

Address: 11911 University Av., Edmonton, Alber ta T6G 1Z6.
Telephone: +1-403-436-4913
Activities: Non-profit society set up in order to influence federal, provincial territorial governments "to modify the pace of northern development in the interest of resource conservation and well-being of northern peoples".
Publications: newsletter (1973-) largely consisting of reproduced newspaper articles, official news releases and letters written by government officials in response to society members.

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Canarctic Shipping Co. Ltd.

Address: Arctic Operations, PO Box 39, 150 Metcalfe, 19th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1P1
Fax: +1-613-234-9747

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Carleton University, Centre for Aboriginal, Education, Research & Culture (CAERC)

Website: www.carleton.ca/equity/CAERC/caerc.html
Address: The Centre for Aboriginal Education, Research and Culture, 2207 Dunton Tower Telephone: 520-2600 ex. 4500
Fax: 520-2512
Notes:

Director: Armand Garnet Ruff

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Carleton University, Geotechnical Science Laboratories

Website: www.freezingground.org/GSLNetwork
Address: Colonel by Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Telephone: +1-613-788-2561
Fax: +1-613-788-4301
Activities: Research unit investigating properties and behaviour of the natural materials of the earth's surface which relate to human activity. Permafrost is a major focus of interest.

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Centre for Frontier Engineering (C-FER)

Address: University of Alberta,C-FER Bldg., Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E2.
Telephone: +1-403-432-3300
Fax: +1-403-450-3700
Year of foundation: 1983
Activities: Established to undertake research related to the safe and economical development of Canada's frontier petroleum resources on both the geographical frontiers of the Arctic and offshore and the technological frontiers of Canada's conventional, heavy oil and oil sands operations.

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Centre for Traditional Knowledge

Website: www.kivu.com
Address: KIVU Nature Inc. 47 Okanagan Dr.Nepean, Ontario, Canada

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Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC)

Website: www.churchillmb.net/~cnsc
Address: PO Box 610, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0
Telephone: +1-204-675-2307
Fax: +1-204-675-2139
Year of foundation: 1976
Activities: Non-profit research and educational centre sited at the intersection of four biomes: boreal forest, taiga, tundra and marine ecosystems. In cooperation with universities and Arctic experts runs credit courses in ornithology, Arctic ecology, botany, geology and climatology, and non-credit courses on Arctic wildflowers, lichens, cross-cultural relations, birds of the Churchill area, ecology, winter survival, and northern astronomy. Laboratory facilities, herbarium and library. Conference centre, including the running series 'Circumpolar Ecosystems in Winter' (CEW).
Publications: Churchill Northern Studies Centre Newsletter (1987-)

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Circumpolar Liaison Directorate

Address: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Les Terrasses de la Chaudiere, Ottawa K1A 0H4 Mr. Harald W. Finkler. Director, Circumpolar Liaison Directorate Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Room 949, Les Terrasses de la Chaudiere, 10 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H4, Canada Tel: 819-997-8318,
Fax: 819-953-054

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Cold Regions Research Centre

Address: 75 University Av., Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5.
Fax: +1-519-886-9351

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Cold Regions' Remote Sensing

Address: 284 Liard St., Stittsville, Ontario K2S 1N6

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Council for Yukon Indians (CYI)

Address: 22 Nisutlin Dr., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 3S4.
Telephone: +1-867-667-7631
Fax: +1-867-668-6577
Year of foundation: 1973
Activities: Upholds the rights and interests of Yukon Indians. Active in curriculum development, preservation and promotion of native culture and languages. Yukon Indian Resource Centre houses books and other material for public use.

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Dene Cultural Institute

Address: PO Box 570, Hay River, Northwest Territories X0E 0R0
Telephone: +1-867-874-8480
Fax: +1-867-874-3867
Year of foundation: 1987
Activities: Coordinates research and educational activities which protect and promote Dene culture, languages, spirituality, heritage, traditions and customs.
Publications: Dene Cultural Institute Quarterly (1993-) (also available on the Polar Information Sources Gopher); reports.

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Dene Nation

Address: PO Box 2338, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P7
Telephone: +1-867-873-4081
Fax: +1-867-920-2254
Year of foundation: 1970
Activities: Upholds the rights and interests of the Dene peoples of the Northwest Territories. Seeks to retain sovereignty by strengthening Dene spiritual beliefs and cultural values in Denendeh. Library and archives.

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Department of Canadian Heritage

Address: Western Arctic District,Canadian Parks Service, PO Box 1840, Inuvik, Northwest Territories X0E 0T0
Telephone: +1-867-979-3248
Fax: +1-867-979-3248
Year of foundation: 1992
Activities: Responsible for federal cultural grants in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and operation of Ivvavik National Park, Aulavik National Park, Tuktut Nogait National Park, Pingos Canadian Landmark and National Historic Sites in the Western Arctic.

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Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND)

Website: www.ainc-inac.gc.ca
Address: which includes an online directory of digital, georeferences databases (+1-819-997-0849) and a bulletin board (NINBBS) (+1-819-994-2557)
Telephone: +1-819-997-0380
Fax: +1-819-953-3017
Activities: Also known as Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). The primary federal agency with powers and responsibilities in northern Canada, specifically the Yukon, Northwest and Nunavut territories. Administers and coordinates the Arctic Environmental Strategy (AES) (1991-97). The Northern Affairs Program (NAP) promotes scientific research and technological development in northern Canada. Programmes and activities within NAP include: the Northern Contaminants Program which aims to reduce and, where possible, eliminate contaminants in northern traditionally harvested (country) foods while providing information to Northerners that assists informed decision-making by individuals and communities in their food use; the Northern Scientific Training Program which encourages advanced students from Canadian universities to acquire northern research experience; an Inuit Art Research and Documentation Centre with a library, photo library and artist files and a capacity to provide artist biography and bibliographic research assistance, as well as general information on Inuit art, to researchers and the general public; a library which focuses on Canada's First Peoples and the Canadian North; and the Northern Information Network (NIN)
Publications: Basic Departmental Data (annual); Biographies of Inuit artists; Ecology of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago: selected references; Information Sheets; Transition (12pa); and many reports, booklets and other material.
Notes:

Nunavut Regional Office: PO Box 2200, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0; telephone: +1-867-979-1605; fax: +1-867-979-1650. NWT Regional Office: 4919 50th St., PO Box 1500, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2R3; telephone: +1-403-920-8283; fax: +1-403-873-5763. Yukon Regional Office: 300 Main St., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2B5; telephone: +1-867-667-3100; fax: +1-403-668-4148

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Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay

Website: www.cccb.ca/CatholicChurch.htm?CD=83&ID=8
Address: PO Box 10, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E
Year of foundation: 1944
Activities: Catholic diocese covering northern Canada. Priests belong to the Order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). Sponsors the Eskimo Museum.
Publications: Eskimo (1946-, 2pa) [continues Link (1945-46)]

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Diocese of The Arctic

Website: www.arctic.anglican.org
Address: PO Box 1454 Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P1 (867)873-5432 - office (867)873-8474 - fa
Year of foundation: 1933
Activities: Administrative office of Anglican diocese with 32 churches in the NNorthwest Territories. Also operates as a communication and information centre for clergy in the Arctic Diocese.
Publications: Arctic News (1949-, 2pa) [continues Arctic History (1933-)]

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Ecole Polytechnique-Universite de Montreal

Website: www.cgm.polymtl.ca
Address: Centre d'Ingenerie Nordique, 2500 Ch. de Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebe

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Ellesmere Island National Park Reserve

Website: www.parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/cbreton/
Address: PO Box 353, Pangnirtung, Northwest Territories X0A 0R0 Telephone : (867) 473-882
Fax: (867) 473-861

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First Air

Website: www.firstair.ca
Address: 3257 Carp Rd., Carp Airport, Carp, Ontario K0A 1L0
Telephone: +1-613-839-3340
Fax: +1-613-839-5690
Year of foundation: 1952
Activities: Airline company operating scheduled flight network between Canadian Arctic communities.
Publications: Above & Beyond (1988-, 4pa)

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Freshwater Institute

Website: www.freshwaterinstitute.org
Address: Central and Arctic Division, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N6
Fax: +1-204-984-2404
Activities: Federal agency operating Arctic and sub-Arctic research stations at Resolute (74.42'N; 94.50'W), Saqvaqjuac (63.39'N; 90.39'W), and Tuktoyuktuk (69.27'N; 133.02'W). Carries out research into both freshwater and marine fisheries. Library.

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Frost Centre Committee on Northern and Polar Studies

Website: www.trentu.ca
Address: Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8
Telephone: +1-705-748-1440
Activities: Oversees all polar activities at Trent. These include the appointment of an annual Northern Chair, running the undergraduate Emphasis in Northern and Polar Studies, and sponsoring the annual Trent Student Colloquia on Northern and Polar Studies.
Publications: Trent Polar Paper

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GSC Calgary

Website: www.nrcan.gc.ca/gsc/calgary/
Address: Natural Resources Canada, 601 Booth St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E8
Telephone: +1-403-292-7030
Fax: +1- 403-299-3542
Year of foundation: 1842 [GSC Calgary founded in 1967 as the Institute of Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology]
Activities: Federal agency responsible for geoscientific information and research. GSC Calgary has prime responsibility for northern Canada though the Terrain Sciences Division (Ottawa) is currently also particular active in the Arctic. The Canadian Geoscience Information Centre (CGIC) contains the largest collection of books, serials and maps relating to the geology of Canada as a whole. Services available include quick reference and technical enquiries information services, the GEOSCAN bibliographic database, and CanSDI (selective dissemination of information).
Publications: Bulletin (1945-); Current Research (1964-, annual); Economic Geology Report (1963-) [continues Economic Geology Series (1926-60); Memoir (1910-); Miscellaneous Report (1960-); Information Circular (12pa); Paper (1935-); Publications (1917-, annual). GSC Catalogue 1988-1994
Notes:

GSC Bookstore: 601 Booth St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E8; telephone: +1-613-995-4342; fax: +1-613-943-0646; e-mail: gsc_bookstore@gsc.nrcan.gc.ca

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Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute

Website: www.gwichin.nt.ca
Address: Head Office: PO Box 46, Tsligehtchic, NT X0E 0B0
Telephone: +1-867-953-3613
Fax: +1-867-953-382
Year of foundation: 1992
Activities: Founded by the Gwich'in of Canada's Northwest Territories in response to concerns about the erosion of Gwich'in culture and language. The Institute has a mandate to document, preserve and promote the practice of Gwich'in culture, language, traditional knowledge and values. The research programme revolves around the study of place-names and traditional land-use, ethno-botany, ethno-archaeology, genealogy, language and the replication of traditional material culture (e.g. caribou skin clothing from the late 19th C.). The education programme includes an annual Gwich'in Science Camp, a 10-day on-the-land traditional knowledge and western science camp for senior high-school students. Over the years, the Institute has also become increasingly responsible for carrying out many of the heritage responsibilities that flow out of the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement signed in 1992 with the Government of Canada. GSCI works with the four communities of Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Inuvik, and Tsligehtchic which fall within the Gwich'in Settlement Area (GSA), established by the land claim agreement.
Notes:

Research Office: 50 Rycon Drive, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2V6; telephone: +1-867-669-9743; fax: +1-867-669-773

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Ice Product Development Centre

Address: Environment Canada, 365 Laurier Av. W., 3rd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3.
Telephone: +1-613-996-0001

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Ice Service

Website: www.cis.ec.gc.ca
Address: Atmospheric Environment Service, Environment Canada, 373 Sussex Drive Block E, Third Floor, Ottawa,Ontario, K1A 0H3 Phone (613) 996-1550 or toll-free 1-800-767-288
Fax: (613) 947-916
Year of foundation: 1959 [formerly Ice Centre]
Activities: Monitors ice conditions in Canadian waters. Issues regular products describing ice conditions to support navigation and other offshore activities in ice. Maintains national archive of sea ice and iceberg information.
Publications: MANICE: manual of standard procedures for observing and reporting ice conditions; MANIS: manual of ice services

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Iceberg Research Inc.

Address: 1115-1117 Franklin St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1J8

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Icefield Instruments Inc.

Website: www.icefield.yk.ca
Address: PO Box 5567, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5H4
Telephone: +1-867-633-4264
Fax: +1-867-633-4217

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Igloolik Research Centre

Website: http://pooka.nunanet.com/~research/igloolik.htm
Address: Nunavut Research Institute, PO Box 210, Igloolik, Northwest Territories X0A 0L0
Telephone: +1-867-934-8836
Fax: +1-867-934-8792
Year of foundation: 1975
Activities: Facilities available to researchers include a reference library, laboratories, storage space, a workshop,and limited field equipment. Able to accommodate up to 22 people in summer and 10 in winter.

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Institute for Marine Dynamics (IMD)

Website: www.iot-ito.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Address: National Research Council Canada, PO Box 12093, Station A, St. John's, Newfoundland A1B 3T5
Telephone: +1-709-772-6001
Fax: +1-709-772-2462
Year of foundation: 1985
Activities: Federal research institute carrying out research on sea ice in northern waters, particularly on the interactions between floating ice and ships and structures. Carries out computational studies, field trials and scale-model testing. Supported by the world's longest refrigerated towing tank, with 90 metre useable ice sheet.
Publications: Reports (1985-)

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Institute of Arctic Ecophysiology

Address: University of Manitoba, PO Box 1028, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0
Telephone: +1-204-675-2131
Activities: Research centre carrying out long term ecological studies on Arctic wildlife.

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Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Website: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sci/Pages/ios.htm
Address: 9860 West Saanich Rd., PO Box 6000, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4B2
Fax: +1-604-363-6746
Activities: Carries out hydrographic surveys in the Canadian Western Arctic. The Arctic Data Cataloguing and Appraisal Progam (1979-) aims to locate and describe all oceanographic data collected in the Canadian Arctic during the past 100 years and to assess its reliability.

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Inuit Art Foundation (IAF)

Website: www.inuitart.org
Address: 2081 Merivale Rd., Nepean, Ontario K2G 1G9
Telephone: +1-613-224-8189
Year of foundation: 1985
Activities: Promotes quality in Inuit fine art and seeks to enhance its image and visibility in Canada and abroad. Supports measures enriching the environment in which Inuit artists create.
Publications: Adventures of Sanannguaqatiit (1992-, 2-3pa); Inuit Art Quarterly (1986-)

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Inuit Broadcasting Corporation

Address: 251 Laurier Av., No. 504, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G8.
Telephone: +1-613-563-2642
Fax: +1-613-565-3089

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Inuit Cultural Institute

Address: Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories X0C 0G0
Telephone: +1-867-645-3010
Fax: +1-867-645-3020
Year of foundation: 1974
Activities: Established for the preservation and furtherance of Inuit culture.

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Inuit Development Corporation

Website: www.nunatsiavut.com/lidc.html
Address: 280 Albert St., Suite 902, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G8
Telephone: +1-613-238-4981

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Inuit Heritage Trust Incorporated

Website: www.tunngavik.com
Address: PO Box 2080, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H

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Inuit Tapiriiksat Kanatami [Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (ITC)]

[Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (ITC)]
Website: www.tapirisat.ca
Address: 170 Laurier Av. West, Suite 510, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V5
Telephone: +1-613-238-8181
Fax: +1-613-234-1991
Year of foundation: 1971
Activities: The national organization for Canadian Inuit, concerned with the preservation of Inuit culture and language, and with their representation in all matters affecting Inuit interests. The Inuit Youth Council is also located here. See also Arctic Society of Canada
Publications: Inuktitut (1959-, 4pa); Uqausiksat (1994-, 6pa) [continues Inuit Uplumi (1983-93) and Inuit Today (1975-82)]

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Inuvialuit Corporate Group

Website: www.inuvialuit.com
Address: PO Box 2120, Inuvik, Northwest Territories X0E 0T0
Telephone: +1-867-979-2737
Fax: +1-867-979-2135
Year of foundation: 1984
Activities: Established under the Western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Settlement Act (1984) to represent the beneficiaries of the Final Agreement living in the communities of Aklavik, Holman, Inuvik, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour and Tuktoyaktuk. Exercises overall responsibility for managing the affairs of the Settlement with a mandate "to receive the Inuvialuit lands and financial compensation" for transfer to the various corporate entities. Supervises, manages and administers Inuvialuit lands.
Publications: Inuvialuit (1994-, 4pa)

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Inuvik Research Centre

Website: www.aurresint.nt.ca/serve.htm#inuvik
Address: Aurora Research Institute, PO Box 1430, Inuvik, Northwest Territories X0E 0T0
Telephone: +1-867-979-3838
Fax: +1-867-979-3570
Year of foundation: 1964
Activities: Logistic support facilities available to researchers including offices, a scientific library, chemical/biological laboratories, computers, storage and freezer space, and equipment for loan including snowmobiles, toboggans, boats, tents, radios, sleeping bags, firearms and camping equipment. Able to accommodate up to 24 people. Carries out consultations concerning land claim settlements in Canadian Western Arctic and assists in the development of community-initiated research projects.
Publications: Bibliography of research publications, 1964-91

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Iqaluit Research Centre

Website: http://pooka.nunanet.com/~research/iqaluit.htm
Address: Nunavut Research Institute, PO Box 1198, Iqaluit, Northwest Territories X0A 0H0
Telephone: +1-867-979-6734
Fax: +1-867-979-4681
Activities: Facilities available to researchers include four laboratories, computer and reading rooms, cold-storage warehouse, field equipment, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, field radio support, and assistance with community contacts. Able to accommodate up to 20 people in the summer and 10 in the winter.

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Kitikmeot Inuit Association

Website: www.polarnet.ca/polarnet/kia.htm
Address: PO Box 18, Cambridge Bay, Northwest Territories X0E 0C0
Telephone: +1-867-983-2458
Fax: +1-867-983-2701
Year of foundation: 1975
Activities: Cultural and political organization founded to preserve Inuit culture and to represent the interests of the communities of Bathurst Inlet, Cambridge Bay, Coppermine, Gjoa Harbour, Holman Island, Pelly Bay and Spence Bay.

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Kivalliq (Keewatin) Inuit Association

Website: www.tunngavik.com/site-eng/annual97/kival/
Address: Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories X0C 0G0
Telephone: +1-867-645-2800
Fax: +1-867-645-2297
Activities: Cultural and political organization founded to preserve and promote Inuit culture and to represent the interests of the Keewatin Inuit.

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Labrador Inuit Association (LIA)

Website: www.nunatsiavut.com
Address: PO Box 70, Nain, Labrador-Newfoundland A0P 1LO
Telephone: +1-709-922-2941
Fax: +1-709-922-2931
Year of foundation: 1974
Activities: Cultural and political organization founded to preserve and promote Inuit culture and to represent the interests of the Labrador Inuit.

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Lakehead University, Aboriginal Programs and Services

Website: www.lakeheadu.ca/~firstnation
Address: Nova Lawson, Coordinator. Aboriginal Initiatives, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1 Tel: 1-807-343-859
Fax: (807) 346-775

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Lakehead University, Lakehead Center for Northern Studies

Website: www.lakeheadu.ca/~northern
Address: 955 Oliver Rd., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1. Telephone 1 (807) 343-845
Fax: 1 (807) 346-777
Year of foundation: 1989
Activities: Established to promote research, publish, organize conferences and workshops, and provide an information centre for the study of northwestern Ontario and of other regions in the boreal zone of the Canadian provinces. The university offers an Interdisciplinary Minor in Northern Studies.
Publications: Northern and Regional Studies Series (1990-); Occasional Paper series (1989-); Research Report series (1989-)

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Lakehead University, Northern Health Human Resources Research Unit (NHHRRU)

Website: www.cranhr.laurentian.ca
Address: 955 Oliver Rd., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1
Telephone: +1-807-343-2135
Fax: +1-807-343-2104
Year of foundation: 1991
Activities: Conjoint research centre based at Lakehead University and at Laurentian University, Sudbury. Carries out research on human health resource issues from an interdisciplinary perspective with a view to improving health care and access to health service in northern and rural areas, and enhancing understanding of the health care system.
Publications: NHHRRU Published Reprints (1992-); NHHRRU Research Bulletin; NHHRRU Working Paper Release (1994-)

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Land Resources and Data Systems Branch, Lands Directorate, Environment Canada

Address: Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E7
Activities: Currently compiling Northern Land Use Information Series (NLUIS) (1:250 000 land use maps covering the Yukon and Northwest Territories)

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Language Bureau, Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories

Address: PO Box 1320, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9
Telephone: +1-867-920-6353
Fax: +1-867-873-0185
Publications: Dene Yati (1985-)

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Laurentian University

Website: www.laurentian.ca
Address: Gardner Northern Research Centre, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
Telephone: +1-705- 675-1151
Activities: The Gardner Northern Collection of the Laurentian University Library consists of material donated by Gerard Gardner in 1980, or subsequently acquired, and is particularly strong in the biological sciences for Arctic and sub-Arctic eastern Canada. There is also a unique collection of 80,000 press clippings (1930-) for which various catalogues have been published. The Department of Biology has operated the Eskimo Point Arctic Research Centre since 1987.

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Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board

Website: www.mveirb.nt.ca
Address: PO Box 938, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7
Telephone: +1-867-920-9636
Fax: +1-867-920-4761
Activities: The body responsible for carrying out environmental assessments in the Mackenzie Valley of Canada's Northwest Territories. Website includes a variety of information about developments undergoing environmental assessment. It also posts reports where these are available from the developer of governmental departments in electronic format.

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Makivik Corporation

Website: www.makivik.org
Address: PO Box 179, Kuujjuaq, Quebec J0M 1C0
Telephone: +1-514-634-8091
Fax: +1-514-634-381
Year of foundation: 1978
Activities: Set up in succession to the Northern Quebec Inuit Association in order to receive, administer and invest compensation money provided by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, 1975. Carries out research into wildlife management issues of concern to the Northern Quebec Inuit.
Publications: Makivik News

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McGill University, Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE)

Website: http://genera.cine.mcgill.ca
Address: Macdonald Campus, 21 111 Lakeshore, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3V9
Telephone: +1-514-398-7544
Fax: +1-514-398-1020
Year of foundation: 1992
Activities: Independent research and education resource for community-based studies relating to traditional food systems.
Publications: CINE's Newsletter (1994-)

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McGill University, Centre for Northern Studies and Research

Address: Burnside Hall, Suite 270, 805 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6
Telephone: +1-514-398-6052
Fax: +1-514-398-8364
Year of foundation: 1973
Activities: Research and teaching centre for the study of northern Canada and the Arctic in general. Administers fellowships and grants to undergraduate and graduate students. Sponsors public lectures, a film series, and seminars and conferences on northern topics. Since 1983, the previously separate library has been housed in the Macdonald Stewart Library for Physical Sciences and Engineering.
Publications: newsletter (4pa)

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McGill University, Geography Department

Website: www.geog.mcgill.ca
Address: 805 Sherbrook St., West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6
Telephone: +1-514-398-4960
Fax: +1-514-398-7437
Activities: Has operated a high Arctic field station on Axel Heiberg Island Station (79 degs 26'N); 90 degs 46'W) since 1959, and a sub-Arctic field station at Schefferville (54 degs 48'N; 66 degs 49'W) since 1965. Multi-disciplinary studies are carried out at Axel Heiberg with an emphasis on glaciology. At Schefferville, studies are process-oriented focusing on climatology, hydrology, permafrost, ecology, limnology, snow and ice.
Publications: Arctic Meteorology Research Group Scientific Reports (1961-); McGill Subarctic Research Papers (1956-)

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Memorial University of Newfoundland, Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering (C-CORE)

Website: www.c-core.ca
Address: St. John's, Newfoundland A1B 3X5
Telephone: +1-709-737-8354
Fax: +1-709-737-4706
Year of foundation: 1975
Activities: Undertakes scientific and engineering research contributing to the safe and economical development of Canada's ocean resources. See also Ocean Engineering Information Centre.
Publications: C-Core News (1976-, 3pa); C-Core Publications (1977-); bibliographic database C-CORE.

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Memorial University of Newfoundland, Labrador Institute of Northern Studies (LINS)

Address: PO Box 490, Station B, Happy Valley, Labrador-Newfoundland A0P 1E0
Telephone: +1-709-896 2978
Fax: +1-709-896-2970
Year of foundation: 1979
Activities: Research and teaching centre. Facilities include workshops, a conference room, and an Information Centre focusing on current research conducted in Labrador and other northern territories.

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Metis Nation

Website: www.metisnation.org
Address: PO Box 1375, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P1
Telephone: +1-867-873-3505
Fax: +1-867-873-3395

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Montreal Antarctic Society (Societe Antarctique de Montreal)

Address: 4633 Harvard Ave., Montreal, Quebec H4A 2X3

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National Hydrology Research Institute (NHRI)

Website: www.nwri.ca
Address: Environment Canada, 11 Innovation Blvd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 3H5
Telephone: +1-306-975-5718
Fax: +1-306-975-5143
Year of foundation: 1986
Activities: Carries out many research projects of northern interest including studies of cold regions hydrology and ecology, and climate and glaciers. Glacier Information Centre maintains database of relevant publications.
Publications: NHRC Notes (2pa); NHRI Monographs; NHRI Science Reports (1990-); NHRI Symposia (1988-); Northern hydrology: Canadian perspectives

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National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

Website: www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Address: Ottawa, Ontario K1A OR6
Telephone: +1-613-993-9101
Fax: +1-613-957-2711
Year of foundation: 1916
Activities: The main R&D organization of the Canadian federal government. Northern research is carried out by several NRC institutes, including the Canadian Hydraulics Centre, Centre for Surface Transportation Technology, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Institute for Aerospace Research, Institute for Marine Dynamics, and Institute for Research in Construction.
Publications: Canadian Geotechnical Journal (1963-, 6pa); Canadian Journal of Botany (1929-, 12pa); Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (1974-, 6pa); Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (1964-, 12pa); Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (1901-, 12pa); Canadian Journal of Forest Research (1971-, 12pa); Canadian Journal of Microbiology (1954-, 12pa); Canadian Journal of Zoology (1929-, 12pa); Environmental Reviews (1993-, 3pa). These and other journals continue Canadian Journal of Research (1929-50).

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Native Women's Association of the NWT

Address: PO Box 2321, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P7
Telephone: +1-867-873-5509
Fax: +1-867-873-3152

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Northern Contaminants Program (NCP)

Website: www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ncp
Address: Les Terrasses de la Chaudiere, 10 Wellington St., 6th Floor, Hull, Quebec K1A 0H4
Telephone: +1-819-953-8109
Fax: ncp@inac.gc.ca
Activities: The NCP was established in 1991 in response to studies which showed the presence of contaminants in the Arctic ecosystem. Many of these contaminants had no sources in the Arctic. The NCP coordinates four federal departments (Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Health, Environment, and Fisheries and Oceans), the three territorial governments (Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut), northern aboriginal organizations (Council of Yukon First Nations, Dene Nation, Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, Inuit Circumpolar Conference, and Metis Nation-NWT) and university researchers to work towards reducing and where possible, eliminating contaminants in traditionally harvested (country) foods while providing information that assists Northerners and northern communities in making informed decisions about their food use.
Publications: Canadian Arctic Contaminants Assessment Report (1997); Synopsis of research conducted under the Northern Contaminants Program (1992-, annual); other publications available from NCP website

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Northern Engineering Centre

Address: Universite de Montreal, PO Box 6079, Succursdale A, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3A7
Telephone: +1-514-340-4804

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Northern Forestry Centre

Address: Natural Resources Canada, 5320 122nd St., Edmonton, Alberta T6H 3S5.
Telephone: +1-403-435-7210
Fax: +1-403-435-7359
Year of foundation: 1948 [originally in Calgary, moved to Edmonton in 1970]
Activities: Carries out research in the areas of fire, climatic change, socio-economics of wildlife, forest insects and diseases, forest soils, and ecology.
Publications: Forest Management Note (1980-, ca. 7pa); Information Report (NOR-X-) (1971-, ca.12pa); Timberlines (1984-); Special Reports (1992-)

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Northern Information Network (NIN)

Website: www.inac.gc.ca/nin
Address: NINMAN, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Ottaw
Activities: The Northern Information Network encourages information sharing about the Yukon, Northern and Nunavut Territories for more effective decision making in areas such as resource management and economic development. NIN supports a variety of research initiatives in and about the Canadian North, including project impact assessments, land-use planning, and emergency preparedness.

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Northern Medical Services

Address: University of Saskatchewan, 202 308 4th Av. North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 2l7.
Telephone: +1-306-966-8565
Fax: +1-306-665-6077

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Northern Native Broadcasting of Yukon (NNBY)

Website: www.nnby.net
Address: 4228A 4th Av., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1K1
Telephone: +1-867-688-6629

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Northern Studies Committee

Address: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Activities: Coordinates northern studies in the University, one project of which is to complete and publish Andrew Taylor's work in indexing the Arctic Blue Books, an invaluable source on the British naval expeditions searching for Sir John Franklin.

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Nunavut Arctic College

Address: Head Office, Aeroplex Bldg., Iqaluit, Northwest Territories X0A 0H0
Year of foundation: Formerly Arctic College East
Activities: Post-secondary education. Campuses at Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet.

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Nunavut Research Institute (NRI)

Website: www.nunanet.com/~research
Address: PO Box 1720, Iqaluit, Northwest Territories X0A 0H0
Telephone: +1-867-979-6734
Fax: +1-867-979-4681
Year of foundation: 1996 [previously Science Institute of the Northwest Territories - East]
Activities: Mandate is to improve the quality of life for Nunavut residents by applying scientific, technological and indigenous knowledge to solve northern problems and advance social and economic goals. In addition to providing technical and logistical support, Science Advisory Services (NRI) licenses and co-ordinates research in accordance with the NWT Scientists Act. No scientific, including anthropological, research may be carried out in the NWT without a Scientific Research Licence. NRI also maintains research centres at Iqaluit and Igloolik and a field station at Sarcpa Lake (68.32'N; 83.20'W).
Publications: Compendium of research in the Northwest Territories (biennial); Doing research in the NWT: a guide for researchers working in Canada's Northwest Territories; A guide to developing cross-cultural science camps in the Northwest Territories; NWT survey of research activities conducted in 1993

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Nunavut Tourism

Website: www.nunavuttourism.com
Address: #1450 - Building 157 Nipisa, Iqaluit, Nunavut, X0A 0H0, Canada
Telephone: +1-867-979-6551
Fax: +1-867-979-1261
Activities: Nunavut Tourism is a not-for-profit membership association which encourages tourism development by providing specialized knowledge and expertise in five key areas: marketing, research, product development, training, and visitor services. We work in partnership with governments, Inuit associations, communities, and tourism operators in order to take advantage of those tourism opportunities which offer a means of sustainable economic growth, cultural preservation, and social benefits for the people of Nunavut. The long term goal is to facilitate the development an environmentally responsible and economically viable tourism industry in Nunavut that is characterized by professionalism and operates in harmony with Inuit culture and tradition.

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Nunavut Tungavik Incorporated (NTI)

Address: Department of Land Management, Suite 1510, 130 Albert St., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4.
Telephone: +1-613-238-1096
Fax: +1-613-238-4131
Year of foundation: 1993
Activities: Inuit organization set up in succession to the Tungavik Federation of Nunavut (TFN) to take charge of implementing the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement.
Publications: Nipisi (Your Voice)

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Nunavut Wildlife Management Board

Address: PO Box 1379, Iqaluit, NT X0A 0H0
Telephone: +1-867-979-6962
Fax: +1-867-979-7785

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NWT Bureau of Statistics, Government of Northwest Territories

Website: www.stats.gov.nt.ca
Address: Yellowknife X1A 2L9
Telephone: +1-867-873-7147
Fax: +1-867-873-0110
Publications: Northwest Territories ... by the number (annual); Statistics Quarterly (1979-); and other statistical series and reports.

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NWT Department of Renewable Resources

Address: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9
Telephone: +1-867-873-7411
Fax: +1-867-873-0293
Year of foundation: 1979
Activities: Has mandate to manage, regulate and encourage the sustainable development of wildlife, forest resources and fish in support of the renewable resource economy; to provide environmental management, assessment, and protection measures; and to plan for land and water use. The Director of the Wildlife Management Division is the licensing authority granting Wildlife Research Permits. No wildlife research may be carried out in the NWT without a permit.
Publications: File Reports (1979-); Summary of hunting regulations; monographs

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NWT Geographical Names Programme

Website: http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/english/schoolnet/freeman.html
Address: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9
Telephone: +1-867-920-8854

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Okalakatiget Society

Address: PO Box 160, Nain, Labrador-Newfoundland A0P 1L0
Telephone: +1-709-922-2955
Fax: +1-709-922-2293
Year of foundation: 1982
Activities: Provides radio, television and print communications services for the Inuit and Kablunaangajuit of northern Labrador.

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Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

Website: www.mndm.gov.on.ca
Address: 159 Cedar St., Sudbury, Ontario P3E 6A5
Fax: +1-705-670-7130

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Parks Canada

Website: http://parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/np/np_e.htm
Address: Parks Canada Agency, 25 Eddy St., Hull, Quebec K1A 0M5
Telephone: +1-204-983-3874
Fax: +1-819-994-5140
Publications: Researchers' guide

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Pauktuutit Inuit Women's Association

Address: 200 Elgin St., Suite 804, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L5.
Telephone: +1-613-238-3977
Fax: +1-613-238-1787
Activities: Non-profit organization representing all Canadian Inuit women.
Publications: Suvaguuq (1986-, 4pa); reports and handbooks.

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PFL Offshore and Arctic Technology Inc.

Address: 120 Hawkdale Close N.W., Calgary, Alberta T3G 3A6.
Fax: +1-403-265-3213

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Polar Continental Shelf Project (PCSP)

Website: http://polar.nrcan.gc.ca
Address: Natural Resources Canada, 344 Wellington St., 6th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E4
Telephone: +1-613-990-6990
Fax: +1-613-990-1508. Also has offices (open March to September) at Resolute Bay, NT X0A 0V0 and Tuktoyaktuk, NT X0E 1C0
Year of foundation: 1958
Activities: Provides logistics support to scientific research activities in Arctic Canada. PCSP's area of operation includes northern Yukon, the Northwest Territories north of the tree line, and adjacent waters.
Publications: Licences and permits for scientific research in the Canadian Arctic (1990); Newsletter (1991-, annual); Operations manual (1994)

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Quebec Ministere des Affaires culturelles Direction du Nord-du-Quebec

Address: 225 Grand Allee Est, Bloc B - 2e Etage, Quebec G1R 5G5
Telephone: +1-418-643-7658
Fax: +1-418-528-0874
Activities: Promotes active involvement by indigenous peoples in all aspects of their cultural life.

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Address: Headquarters, 1200 Vanier Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R2
Telephone: +1-613-998-6317
Fax: +1-613-993-5894
Publications: RCMP Quarterly (1933-)

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Rupert's Land Research Centre

Address: Department of History, University of Winnipeg, 15 Portage Av., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9.
Telephone: +1-204-786-9253
Fax: +1-204-786-1824
Year of foundation: 1982 [formerly known as the Hudson's Bay Company Archives Research Centre]
Activities: Encourages interdisciplinary research making use of materials in the Hudson's Bay Company Archives. Holds an annual colloquium.
Publications: Newsletter (1985-); Rupert's Land Record Series

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Simon Fraser University

Website: www.sfu.ca
Address: Department of Biological Studies, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
Fax: +1-604-291-4581
Activities: Has run the Tundra Biological Station (58.75'N; 93.40'W), 50 km east of Churchill in the Hudson Bay lowland, since 1973. Multidisciplinary research is carried out focusing particularly on long term interactions between fauna and flora in an area of minimal human disturbance.

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South Slave Research Centre

Website: www.aurresint.nt.ca/serve.htm
Address: PO Box 45, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories X0E 0P0
Telephone: +1-403-872-8909
Fax: +1-403-872-4922

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Statistics Canada

Website: www.statcan.ca
Address: Communications Division, R.H. Coats Bldg., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6
Telephone: +1-613-951-8219
Fax: +1-613-951-0581
Year of foundation: 1918
Activities: Pacific Region serves Yukon Territory, Prairie Region serves Northwest Territories.
Publications: Canada Year Book (1905-, biennial); Canadian Statistical Review (1926-, 12pa); Historical catalogue of Statistics Canada publications 1918-1980 (1982); Historical statistics of Canada (Leacy, 1983); and other statistical series and reports.
Notes:

Pacific Region: Sinclair Centre, Suite 300, 757 West Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3C9; telephone: +1-604-666-3691; fax: +1-604-666-4863. Prairie Region: MacDonald Bldg., Suite 300, 344 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3L9; telephone: +1-204-983-4020; fax: +1-204-983-7543

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The North West Company

Address: 77 Main St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2R1.
Telephone: +1-204-943-0881
Fax: +1-204-934-1455
Year of foundation: 1987 [previously Hudson's Bay, Northern Stores Division]
Activities: Northern America's leading retailer of food, clothing and general merchandise in small northern communities with over 180 outlets throughout Canada and Alaska. Also the world's larggest distributor of Inuit art..
Publications: Moccasin Telegraph (1941-90); NSI News (1989-90); Nor'Wester (1990-)

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Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon

Website: www.yfnta.org
Address: 1109 1st Av., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5G4
Telephone: +1-867-668-3331
Fax: +1-867-667-7379

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Universite de Montreal

Website: www.fas.umontreal.ca
Address: Department of Anthropology, Arctic Studies Group, PO Box 6128, Succursale 'A', Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7
Activities: Members carry out research in social anthropology and archaeology, translate Arctic literature, and train students in Arctic research.

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Universite Laval, Centre d'Etudes nordiques (CEN)

Website: www.gel.ulaval.ca
Address: Pavillon Jean-Charles Bonenfant, Sainte Foy, Quebec G1K 7P4
Telephone: +1-418-656-3340
Fax: +1-418-656-2978
Year of foundation: 1961
Activities: Multidisciplinary research and teaching centre focusing on northern Quebec specifically, and northern Canada and the Arctic in general. Operates Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik Research Station (52.20'N; 77.44'W). Holds annual Arctic Workshop (1995 - 25th). Research areas studied include: northern regions ecosystems, Quaternary geology, periglacial geomorphology, permafrost, forest and tundra ecology, snow ecology, wildlife habitats, lake ecology and palaeoecology, dynamics of coasts affected by frost and sea-ice, and climatic monitoring of controlling factors of processes and ecosystems.
Publications: Collection Nordicana (1970-) [continues Travaux Divers (1964-70)]

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Universite Laval, Groupe d'Etudes Inuit et Circumpolaires (GETIC)

Website: www.fss.ulaval.ca/etudes-inuit-studies
Address: Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, Quebec G1K 7P
Year of foundation: 1987
Activities: Carries out research on northern indigenous peoples, with a special focus on modernization.
Publications: Etudes / Inuit / Studies (1977-, 2pa); Nord-Laval en Sciences Humaines; Travaux de Recherche

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Universite Laval, Laboratoire de mecanique de glace

Address: Sainte Foy, Quebec G1K 7P4

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University of Alberta, Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI)

Website: www.ualberta.ca/~ccinst/polar.html
Address: Old St. Stephen's College, 8820-112 St., Edmonton
Telephone: +1-403-492-4512/4999
Fax: +1-403-492-1153
Year of foundation: 1990
Activities: Successor to the Boreal Institute for Northern Studies (1960-90), the CCI is an Interdisciplinary Research Unit of the Vice-President (Research) serving as the University's centre for research and the dissemination of research on the Canadian North and the Arctic in general.
Publications: Circumpolar Research Series (1988-); Northern Reference Series (1992-); Occasional Publications (1964-); Polar Access (1991-, 12pa); Solstice (2pa)

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University of British Columbia, Glaciology Group

Address: Department of Geophysics & Astronomy, 129- 2219 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4
Telephone: +1-604-822-2267
Fax: +1-604-822-6047
Activities: Research on glacier physics emphasizing field, laboratory, theoretical and computational studies.

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University of Manitoba

Address: Hildes Northern Medical Unit, 5100 - 750 Ballatyne Av., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3.
Telephone: +1-204-788-6711
Fax: +1-204-774-8919
Publications: Northern Health Research Bulletin (1989-, 4pa)

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University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

Website: www.unbc.ca
Address: 333 University Road, Prince George, British Columbia V2L 4Z
Year of foundation: 1994
Activities: Has adopted Northern Studies as one of its five interdisciplinary themes. The others are First Nations Studies, Women's Studies, Environmental Studies, and International Studies. Offers both majors and minors in Northern Studies at the undergraduate level, together with several graduate programs encouraging a focus on Northern issues.

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WWF Canada

Website: www.wwf.ca
Address: 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 410, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 3J
Telephone: +1-416-489-4567 ext. 286
Fax: +1-416-489-361
Activities: Has operated environmental programmes in the Arctic for 25 years, and currently operates offices in both Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, as well as helping fund CPAWS protected areas work in the Yukon.

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Yukon College

Website: http://yukoncollege.yk.ca
Address: PO Box 2799, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5K4
Telephone: +1-867-668-8800
Fax: +1-867-668-8808
Activities: Post-secondary education.
Publications: Northern Review (1988-, 2pa)

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Yukon College, Northern Research Institute (NRI)

Address: PO Box 2799, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5K4
Telephone: +1-867-668-8735
Fax: +1-867-668-8734
Year of foundation: 1991
Activities: Conducts archaeological, anthropologogical, historical, geological and geographical research. Also provides research grants, research associates, contract and grant administration services.
Publications: Northern Research and Education; Occasional Paper Series .

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Yukon Conservation Society

Address: PO Box 4163, 302 Hawkins St., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 3T3.
Telephone: +1-867-668-5678
Fax: +1-867-668-6637
Year of foundation: 1968
Activities: Environmental education, advocacy, research, public consultation and participation activities focusing on issues of concern to those who care about the Yukon's environment.
Publications: Walk Softly (1995-) [continues YCS Quarterly (1968-94)]

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Yukon Geographical Names Programme

Address: Heritage Branch, Department of Tourism, Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Telephone: +1-867-667-3099
Fax: +1-867-667-3546

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Yukon Historical and Museums Association (YHMA)

Address: PO Box 4357, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 3T5
Telephone: +1-867-667-4704
Fax: +1-867-668-7574

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Yukon Native Language Centre (YNLC)

Website: http://library.usask.ca/native/directory/english/yukonnative.html
Address: Yukon College, PO Box 2799, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5K4
Telephone: +1-867-668-8820
Fax: +1-867-668-8825
Activities: Active in the teaching, documenting and promotion of languages of Yukon's native peoples.

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Yukon Science Institute

Address: c/o Yukon College, PO Box 2799, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5K4
Telephone: +1-867-667-2979
Fax: +1-867-668-8890

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Yukon. Bureau of Statistics

Website: www.gov.yk.ca/depts/eco/stats/
Address: 2089 Second Av., PO Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Telephone: +1-867-667-5640
Fax: +1-867-668-7887
Publications: Information Sheet: Statistics (1987-); Yukon census profiles, Yukon Monthly Statistical Review (1985-, 4pa); Yukon Statistical Profile (1986-); and other statistical series and reports.

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Yukon. Department of Tourism

Address: Heritage Branch, PO Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Telephone: +1-867-667-5386
Fax: +1-867-667-3546
Year of foundation: 1982
Activities: Responsible for resource management and programme delivery in the following areas: archaeology, palaeontology, historic sites, museums, geographical place names, oral history, and scientific research licensing. Maintains the Yukon Historic Sites Inventory. Those wishing to carry out research in the Yukon must have either an Archaeological and Palaeontological Research Permit or a Scientists and Explorers Licence.
Publications: Beringia Research Notes (1995-); Guidebook on scientific research in the Yukon (1993); Occasional Papers in Archaeology (1990-); Occasional Papers in Yukon History (1994-); Yukon heritage sourcebook & service list (1994)

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