General Information on Nutrition North Canada
Nutrition North Canada (NNC) is a subsidy program that seeks to improve access to perishable healthy food in isolated northern communities. It was launched on April 1, 2011.
Nutrition North Canada is based on a market-driven model. The subsidy is transferred to retailers and suppliers that apply and are selected to register with the program.
Businesses registered with the program are accountable for passing on the subsidy to consumers. Northerners benefit from the subsidy when they buy subsidized items from retailers in their community. Individuals, commercial establishments such as local restaurants and social institutions such as day cares can also benefit from the subsidy when they order eligible items directly from registered southern suppliers.