Polar Knowledge Canada launches Call for Input for next Research and Strategic Plans for 2020-2025

News release

 April 18, 2018 Ottawa, ON Polar Knowledge Canada

Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) is pleased to announce the launch of an engagement process for input to inform the development of POLAR’s next 5-year Research Plan and broader agency-wide Strategic Plan that will guide future funding, programs and activities from 2020 to 2025.

Individuals, groups and organizations will have an opportunity until May 31, 2018 to contribute to POLAR’s Call for Input online or by fax or mail.

In addition to the Call for Input, POLAR will seek opportunities to engage directly with the Canadian polar research and knowledge sharing community, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups and organizations.


“POLAR’s engagement process for its 2020-2025 priorities will be critical in to ensure that our programming is aligned with priorities that Northerners and Canadians identify as important. We look forward to hearing from a wide range of partners and stakeholders from across Canada, especially the North.”

Richard Boudreault
Chair, Board of Directors

“This engagement will build on input received via the process to co-develop a new Arctic Policy Framework for Canada, and ensure POLAR is well-positioned to work collaboratively to address the most important priorities of Indigenous Peoples and other residents of Canada’s North through Arctic research and Indigenous knowledge.”

David J. Scott, PhD
President and CEO of Polar Knowledge Canada

Quick facts

    • POLAR is a federal agency responsible for advancing Canada’s knowledge of the Arctic, strengthening Canadian leadership in polar science and technology, and promoting the development and distribution of knowledge of other circumpolar regions, including the Antarctic. POLAR will operate the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.
    • Input can be provided in English, French, Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun until May 31, 2018 via POLAR’s online Call for Input. For those who prefer to complete this Call for Input via fax or mail, POLAR can be contacted at: info@polar.gc.ca or 613-943-8605.
    • POLAR is engaged in the Government of Canada’s process to co-develop an Arctic Policy Framework for Canada with territorial, provincial and Indigenous partners, and will take into consideration and build on the input already provided via this process.
    • POLAR’s Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic oversight and direction of the agency, and POLAR’s next Research Plan and Strategic Plan is subject to the approval of the Board.

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POLAR Media and Communications
Polar Knowledge Canada

Note: This News Release will be available in Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun upon request.

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