The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) is now accepting funding proposals for 2017-2018 under the attached call for proposals. The deadline for proposal submission is 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, January 10, 2017.  The NCP 2017-2018 Call for Proposals is also posted on the NCP website at

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced the opening of the NCP 2017-2018 Call for Proposals, here:

The total approximate funding available for 2017-2018 is $4.1 million; a breakdown of the funding envelopes per subprogram is provided in documents below:

The NCP Blueprints for 2017-2018 will be used to guide final funding decisions to be made by the NCP Management Committee at its meeting to be held in mid-April 2017. Please review the Blueprints carefully (sections 6 though 10 in the Call for Proposals), and consider the changes outlined in Section 1.4.

Please feel free to share this Call for Proposals with colleagues and members of your network(s). To add your name or a colleague’s name to the NCP general distribution list, send an email request to

Proposal Submission
Complete proposal packages are to be submitted by email (with MS-Word and Excel file attachments, maximum size: 10 MB) to the NCP Secretariat at

Please note that the attached budget table templates(above) must be used for proposal submissions. To obtain an automatic confirmation of receipt, please use the following text as the Subject line: NCP Proposal 2017-2018 [insert name of Project Leader]. Please note, compressed files cannot be submitted.

If you have any questions concerning the 2017-2018 NCP Call for Proposals, please contact the following people at the NCP Secretariat:

  1. Simon Smith (for questions related to Communications, Capacity and Outreach; Program Coordination and Aboriginal Partnerships)
    E-mail:; phone: (819) 934-1022
  2. Scott Tomlinson (for questions related to Human Health; and Community Based Monitoring and Research)
    E-mail:; phone: (819) 639-7430
  3. Jason Stow (for questions related to Environmental Monitoring and Research) E-mail:; phone: (204) 421-6476

About the NCP

The NCP engages Northerners and scientists in research and monitoring related to long-range contaminants in the Canadian Arctic. The data generated by the NCP is used to assess ecosystem and human health, and the findings of these assessments are used to address the safety and security of traditional/country foods that are important to the health and traditional lifestyles of Northerners and northern communities. The findings also inform policy, resulting in action to eliminate contaminants from long-range sources. The NCP is managed through a partnership that includes federal, territorial and northern regional/Aboriginal governments, Aboriginal organizations, and other key Arctic research programs. It is chaired by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.