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New economic development in northern Canada is changing communities socially, economically, and culturally. The Feminist Northern Network (FemNorthNet) is researching how these changes affect diverse northern women. We know there is a downside to "up" that can not be ignored.

Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Labrador West, Newfoundland and Labrador
Thompson, Manitoba

Building Links

The goal of the Building Links Among Women project is to foster and support an alliance among women to share knowledge and experiences and to take action related to the impact of resource development on women, their families, and their communities.

Gender, Diversity & Resource Extraction

As the quest for valuable natural resources in Canada’s northern and Arctic communities continues, we ask: “What tools and policies are in place to assess the gendered and diverse impacts resource projects have on the people who live in these communities?" We investigate how governments, private companies, and communities can work together to advance the benefits and address the consequences of resource extraction in northern communities.

Community Vitality Index

An important tool to help track changes to the wellbeing of women in the community.

Claiming Our Place

Exploring the connections women of Happy Valley-Goose Bay have to the local environment and how the local resource development project may impact their wellbeing.

Winter Newsletter Feb 2016
A note on the tragedy in La Loche and the announcement of many new FNN materials including a thought-provoking short film, five new fact sheets on migration and mobility issues, and a report on redefining Indigenous art musuems.

Winter Newsletter Dec 2015
A new research grant is acquired by FemNorthNet, an article analyzes northern migration and mobility issues, we share links to new resources about northern issues and opportunities.

Fall Newsletter Sept 2015
Updates on FemNorthNet publications and links to new resources, including videos!