Canada and the Arctic

Canadian leadership on international Arctic issues is undertaken by Global Affairs Canada under the direction of Canada’s Senior Arctic Official.

Global Affairs Canada, with the support of other government departments with Arctic and North mandates, work together to set out a vision for Canada’s actions in the Arctic that is based on:

Canada's Arctic Council Chairmanship
Canada's Arctic Partners
Canada's International Arctic Partners

On December 11, 2015, the new Arctic science cooperation arrangement between Canada and Sweden was announced by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, on behalf of the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Canada's Arctic Foreign Policy
Canada's Northern Strategy