Due to the potential economic and social benefits of N-CAMP, the program has received overwhelming support from a wide variety of stakeholders, including both individuals and members of private and public institutions. The program was welcomed by the partner communities of Coral Harbour, Igloolik and Kugluktuk, as demonstrated by the support of hamlet council members, local Hunter and Trapper Organisations, Inuit Associations, and interested community members.
Among the institutions supporting N-CAMP are federal and territorial government departments, consulting agencies, and universities and researchers both in Nunavut and in other parts of Canada. N-CAMP contributes to government initiatives to build and strengthen Nunavut communities as well as to develop economic opportunities, thus it has the support of institutions devoted to similar goals. The program has and will continue to pursue partnerships with individuals and institutions to support these common objectives. Such support includes, for example, the sharing of equipment and space needed for the project, volunteering and sharing expertise, and readiness to serve on the steering committee of the pilot project.
Among the supporters of N-CAMP are:
Hunter and Trapper Organizations (HTO)
Local HTOs have been enthusiastic supporters of N-CAMP, and they represent a significant partnership between the program and the communities that are participating in the Pilot Project. Through the HTOs the program will collect important input and local knowledge concerning the Nunavut’s natural resources.
Nunavut Research Institute (NRI)
NRI has conducted aquatic monitoring studies in the past that have contributed to what we know about the marine environment of Nunavut, and it is able to offer levels of expertise and logistical support to N-CAMP..
Nunavut Arctic College
The college has established an Environmental Technology Program in Iqaluit and Pond Inlet. Students from these programs are potential participants in N-CAMP, and discussions are in progress to try to allow students who take part in N-CAMP to receive credit towards their college diplomas.
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Fisheries and Oceans is the federal department that oversees all fisheries in Canada. The data collected through N-CAMP will be shared with this department, and, by establishing a reliable framework for monitoring fish stocks and water quality, it will contribute to efforts to create and expand commercial fisheries in Nunavut.
N-Camp contributes to wider efforts to monitor water quality throughout Canada such as the Canadian Aquatic Bio-monitoring Network, or CABIN, supported by Environment Canada. N-Camp can contribute to the goals of this program by improving the quality of data available concerning the Nunavut environment.
Several institutions also have written in support of N-CAMP. These include:
- Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada;
- Canadian Rivers Institute – University of New Brunswick;
- Nunavut Wildlife Management Board;
- Nunavut Research Institute;
- Municipality of Igloolik;
- Aiviit Hunter and Trappers Organisation, Coral Harbour;
- Government of Nunavut, Department of Economic Development and Transportation;
- Kitikmeot Inuit Association