Polar Knowledge Canada – Yukon Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Call for Proposals 2023-26

News release

WHITEHORSE, YT - Polar Knowledge Canada is opening a call for proposals that will support Yukon-based projects. Successful projects will advance knowledge on the call’s strategic theme: climate change impacts and adaptation strategies in the Yukon.

This regional call aligns with recent initiatives highlighting the connections between climate change, community well-being, and ecosystem health. It emphasizes self-determination in research that centres on Yukon First Nation priorities, and community-led initiatives that aim to create sustainable solutions and futures for all Yukon communities.

Through this call, POLAR acknowledges the upcoming 50-year anniversary of the foundational document, Together Today for our Children Tomorrow. Signed in 1973, Yukon First Nations leaders articulated a vision for research that drew on multiple ways of knowing, including Western science and Traditional Knowledge, and identified the importance of meaningful research relationships and capacity enhancement for Yukon First Nations. This Call for Proposals offers researchers an opportunity to reflect on this vision and calls for action related to northern research and knowledge advancement.

POLAR is working with a steering committee that includes Yukon First Nations, Yukon Government, and Yukon-based research practitioners to guide the call.


“The development of this call for proposals has been a valuable opportunity for POLAR to strengthen our program delivery and partnerships in the Yukon, and to respond to regional climate change priorities, while advancing POLAR’s science and technology goals.”

– David Hik, Chief Scientist and Executive Director Programs

Quick facts

  • Duration and value
    POLAR will support projects that start April 1, 2023 at the earliest, and run for a period of one to three years. All projects must end no later than March 31, 2026. The entire funding envelope is valued at $650,000 per year for three years.

  • Submission deadline
    January 20, 2023, 23:59 Pacific Standard Time

  • Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) is a Government of Canada agency responsible for strengthening Canadian leadership in polar science and technology. It is headquartered at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus, which it operates, in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

Associated links


Polar Knowledge Canada
Email: communications@polar.gc.ca
Telephone: 343-548-5456

For all questions regarding POLAR’s Yukon Call for Proposals 2023-26, contact grants-contributions@polar-polaire.gc.ca.

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