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Individuals and businesses making a difference in the lives of Northerners and their communities across Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon. Here are their stories and how CanNor supported them in their success.

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Grey Mountain Trail

When BYTE – Empowering Youth Society set out to help and empower young Yukoners in 1998, they decided to do so by facilitating experiential and innovative workshops on topics important to youth. They organized events and other opportunities to provide youth with the necessary tools and skills to lead happy, healthy and meaningful lives.

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Sky view of the Grey Mountain Trail (photo courtesy of the Government of Yukon)

Grey Mountain Trail

When BYTE – Empowering Youth Society set out to help and empower young Yukoners in 1998, they decided to do so by facilitating experiential and innovative workshops on topics important to youth. They organized events and other opportunities to provide youth with the necessary tools and skills to lead happy, healthy and meaningful lives.

Yukon Provisions Partners (photo courtesy of Sydney Olan, Yukon Chocolate Company)

Yukon Chocolate Company

The Yukon Chocolate Company is a family owned and operated company based in Whitehorse, Yukon. They are known for using high quality raw cocoa from around the world to create their products.

Joella Hogan, owner of Yukon Soaps Company. (Photo by Jenny Imbeau)

Yukon Soaps Company

The Yukon Soaps Company has been fostering authentic experiences and bringing life to the heart of Yukon for more than 20 years through the creation of beautiful, handcrafted and Indigenous artisan soaps, shampoo bars and essential oil blends.

Makerspace YK's 'tool bus' project offered a tool lending library in Yellowknife; now they will have a permanent working space. (Photo courtesy of Makerspace YK)

Makerspace YK building working space through S.T.E.A.M

Makerspace YK is starting a three-year project to build a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) focused community space. This new space will support Yellowknife's small businesses, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists by providing an affordable commercial working space that offers the use of tools, equipment, and infrastructure on a membership basis.

Master printer Qavavau Manumie working at Kinngait Studios located in the Kenojuak Cultural Centre. (Photo courtesy of Kinngait Studios)

Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop

The Kinngait Studios housed at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop is the country's best-known Inuit artist studio, and the oldest fine art printmaking facility in Canada. The studio has been at the heart of Kinngait (Cape Dorset) for over half a century.

Entrepreneur Amy Maund out foraging near Yellowknife, NT

Laughing Lichen

Laughing Lichen's owner Amy Maund proudly owns and operates a northern-based wildcrafting business, located just outside of Yellowknife.

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