To prepare for and facilitate Canada's involvement in this important event, the Government of Canada has dedicated $150 million over six years to IPY. This $150 million includes $98 million for science research; $16.5 for logistics for health and safety; $7.5 million for Northern training and capacity; $11 million for communications and outreach; $7 million for data management; $4.5 million for research licensing and permits; and $5.5 million for program management. On behalf of the Government of Canada, the IPY program was jointly managed by the departments of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Health Canada, Industry Canada, and Natural Resources Canada.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, this IPY program will be jointly managed by the departments of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Environment, Fisheries and Oceans, Health, Industry, and Natural Resources Canada.
Highlights of the Government of Canada Program for IPY include:
A targeted science and research program that will build on and support existing programs, networks and facilities to focus on two important challenges for Canada's northern regions:
climate change impacts and adaptation; and
the health and well-being of northern communities.
A training program to actively engage young scientists and Northern communities in on-the-ground training in science and research activities. This will lead to a new generation of polar scientists, particularly Northerners and Aboriginal peoples, to carry on strong northern research programs in the decades to follow.
A communications and outreach program will focus on raising awareness of Northern and polar regions and issues, and celebrating northern, Aboriginal and scientific achievements.
As a host polar nation, Canada will work to ensure basic facilities and services are in place to accommodate the influx of researchers to Canada's North during the peak IPY period of 2007 to 2009. IPY will bring opportunities to welcome many top international scientists and other visitors to Canada.
IPY will involve northern residents in science and research planning and activities, through training programs, communications activities, and in the management and administration of the program.