Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2003
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Policy Support
Policy Target:
Agency:Indian and Northern Affairs
Legal References:2003 Federal Budget
Funding:CAN$30.7 million over 4 years

The Aboriginal and Northern Community Action Program (ANCAP) will expand partnerships over the next four years with Aboriginal peoples and Canadians in northern regions to build an effective response to climate change, at the same time enhancing quality of life by reducing energy costs and improving local air quality. Through the ANCAP, the Government of Canada will work with all Aboriginal and northern communities, with particular emphasis on supporting the approximately 130 remote, and Aboriginal and northern communities that rely on diesel generation as they work to improve their energy efficiency and adopt alternative energy sources to reduce their dependence on diesel fuel. This new initiative will focus on four key areas to address climate change challenges facing northern and Aboriginal communities with action in: - Community energy planning and management; - Renewable energy and improved technology applications (e.g. small hydro, wind, solar, variable generators); - Enhanced energy efficiency of existing and new Aboriginal facilities; and - Capacity building, training and tools.

This record is superseded by:ecoENERGY for Aboriginal and Northern Communities (2011-2016)

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