About Us

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Who are we?

Northern Public Affairs was founded in 2011 to provide space for informed policy discussion in and about the Canadian North. We are the only independent, volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing diverse voices from across the North to analyze and comment on pressing public concerns.

We do this through our regular online and print publishing activities, and the strong connections we have developed with Northern community members, Northern and southern research institutions, Indigenous organizations, policy-makers, journalists, and not-for-profit organizations who support our mandate and contribute to our goal of advancing meaningful public dialogue on the unique challenges facing Northern populations.

Print and online publications

Northern Public Affairs has a print circulation of 700-800 copies distributed to individual and institutional subscribers across Canada, the United States, and internationally. Each regular issue features both thematic and topical articles on contemporary issues facing Northerners.

Our magazines frequently appear in learning centres and other public institutions across the North, and in university and government libraries across Canada and the United States. We make every effort to offer our print content in digital format, either through our free digital archive or through special digital releases.

Northern Public Affairs maintains a strong internet presence by publishing original discussion and analysis on our website. We source online content broadly, building on our network of professional journalists, policy practitioners, scholars, and engaged citizens.

Our Team

Northern Public Affairs exists because of the work of our volunteer board and writers, and the staff and contractors we pay to help us achieve our goals. Each year we are honoured to work with Northern thought leaders, policy experts, scholars, students, and engaged citizens to bring forward meaningful analysis and commentary.

Our Online Editor is Meagan Wohlberg. Northern Public Affairs is run by a volunteer board of directors responsible for the overall direction and management of the organization. The board oversees NPA’s publishing activities and forms the editorial board. Members of the board are Joshua Gladstone, Sheena Kennedy Dalseg, and Jerald Sabin.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please write to info@northernpublicaffairs.ca or call 416-500-1906

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