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In September 2014, the premiers of Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut met in Yellowknife to announce the release of A Northern Vision: Building a Better North.

The renewed vision outlines territorial governments' shared priorities, focusing on productive and engaged citizens, energy, infrastructure and governance in the North.

In 2007, the premiers of Canada’s three territories met in Whitehorse to announce the release of A Northern Vision: A Stronger North and a Better Canada.

The Northern Vision outlines common priorities for the territorial governments, with a focus on sovereignty and sustainable communities, adapting to climate change, and circumpolar relations.

In 2011, the premiers released two new pan-territorial documents built on the framework of the Northern Vision—the Paths to a Renewable North and the Pan-Territorial Adaptation Strategy.

NWT premier Bob McLeod, Nunavut premier Peter Taptuna and Yukon premier Darrell Pasloski

NWT Premier Bob McLeod, Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna and Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski.

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September 4, 2014

Canada's territorial Premiers met at the Northern Premiers' Forum in Yellowknife to discuss their collaborative vision for the North and to release A Northern Vision: A Stronger and Better North, renewing their commitment to continue building a strong and diverse North.

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A Northern Vision: Building a Better North

Released in 2014
This document renews the collaborative vision for the North shared by the three territories by focusing on productive and engaged citizens, energy, infrastructure and governance to create a stronger North.

Pan-Territorial Adaptation Strategy: Moving forward on climate change adaptation in Canada’s North

Released in 2011
Canada’s northern territories have committed to work together on climate change. This strategy was produced to build on the partnerships and success of 2007’s A Northern Vision. It identifies six approaches to climate change adaptation in the North. The impacts vary widely across the North, but the territorial governments will work together to keep northern infrastructure, ecosystems and cultures strong and resilient.

Paths to a Renewable North: A pan-territorial renewable energy inventory

Released in 2011
The inventory outlines current and future renewable energy resources. It came out of a commitment by the three premiers at the 2009 Northern Premiers' Forum. Providing energy in Canada’s North is a difficult, yet critical task. Distinct opportunities and challenges are faced by each territory. This inventory describes the current state and identifies what’s being done to increase renewable energy use in the future.

A Northern Vision: A Stronger North and a Better Canada

Released in 2007
Canada’s North is experiencing unprecedented economic, environmental and political transformation. The implications extend across Canada. This document outlines how, in this context, the governments of Canada’s northern territories will build a more prosperous, sustainable and secure North.

Photos courtesy of Patrick Kane/Up Here, Dianne Villesèche/www.ravenink.ca and ArcticNet. © 2011 A Northern Vision