Canada invests to support innovation in Yukon

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

CanNor invests nearly $128,000 to promote interactive digital media, modular communications shelters and an artificial intelligence business acceleration program.

May 20, 2022, Whitehorse, Yukon Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Innovation and technology adoption are key to driving our economy forward. Small and medium businesses, and the organizations supporting them, are continuing to innovate and transform operations. Across the territories, through CanNor, the Government of Canada is investing to encourage innovation and the adoption of technology, while helping business start up, scale up and create local jobs and opportunities for Northerners.

Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada is investing nearly $128,000 to support the Yukon’s innovation sector as it continues to strengthen and grow. This announcement aligns with Canadian Innovation Week, an opportunity to celebrate, recognize and support ingenuity across the country.

This funding, delivered by CanNor, supports three initiatives in Whitehorse. Though each project serves a different purpose, they all exemplify ingenuity and creativity within their fields. The impacts of these projects range from creating modular communications shelters, to supporting businesses interested in adopting artificial intelligence, to advancing physical and mental health, reconciliation and inclusivity.

Today’s announcement demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting the sustainable, diversified growth of economic sectors with a focus on strengthened entrepreneurship and Northern innovation.

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