Priority Areas

The Arctic Inspiration Prize will accept nominations that address the causes rather than the symptoms of one or more of the following priority areas in the Canadian Arctic. Sub-areas are provided as examples only.


  • Primary and secondary scholastic retention
  • Environmental education
  • Capacity building
  • Literacy
  • Specialized training programs

Human Health

  • Community health and wellness
  • Youth health
  • Infectious disease
  • Country food

Socio-cultural Issues

  • Community adaptation
  • Resiliency
  • Housing
  • Cultural identity & traditions


  • Drinking water
  • Ecosystems and wildlife
  • Climate change
  • Sustainability


  • Sustainable development
  • Involvement and integration of communities
  • Local business
  • Tourism