Safety Equipment and Basic Marine Infrastructure in Northern Communities Initiative

From Transport Canada

First call for proposals

The first call for proposals under the Safety Equipment and Basic Marine Infrastructure in Northern Communities Initiative is now closed.

Transport Canada accepted proposals from the governments of Nunavut and Northwest Territories until May 31, 2018.

The Nunavut and Northwest Territories governments are continuing to work with local communities, Inuit and Indigenous peoples, and stakeholders to assess needs. Other applicants will be able to submit a proposal under later calls.

About the initiative

Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is investing $94.3 million in this initiative over the next 5 years.

The initiative will:

  • improve northern communities re-supply operations
  • increase the safety and efficiency of sealift operations in Arctic communities by building infrastructure
  • provide training on how to use and maintain this infrastructure

Examples of infrastructure the initiative could support:

  • mooring bollards and anchors to help ships and barges hold their position near the shore, particularly in bad weather
  • cargo laydown areas equipped with fencing and lighting, to create safe work spaces and secure places to store cargo
  • breakwaters to protect barges from waves while goods are being unloaded
  • sealift ramps to make unloading easier where the shoreline is rough or the beach is soft
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