Food Security Inventory Map

Community Inventory Questions


In 2014 and 2016, the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research (AICBR) did an inventory of healthy eating and active living programs in the NWT and Yukon. This was part of a project called Working Together To Achieve Healthier Lifestyles in Yukon and Northwest Territories’ Communities. We greatly appreciated all those who helped gather and share program information and have created two webmaps out of the data, now posted on our website as an online mapping tool (

These maps will help program coordinators, recreation leaders, funders, and others, to access information about the healthy initiatives going on in their community. The purpose of this tool is to facilitate collaboration between organizations and others in order to work together to support healthier lifestyles across the North.   

We invite you to help us build an evolving and comprehensive picture of the healthy living programs in the two territories in order to strengthen the tool. This tool is useful for sharing information about programs, creating and strengthening [new and existing] networks, and showcasing successes or identifying gaps in programming. This helps programs and communities with planning for healthier communities and to avoid duplication in others. 


  1. List your food security initiative/service (see definitions below)
  2. Answer the 11 questions about the initiative/service. The programs/services and activities collected for the inventory may be ongoing or current single-year initiatives.
  3. Please enter all initiatives/services you are aware of, separately. 
  4. Provide a contact person and contact information if applicable.


Food security initiatives cross many diverse and interconnected areas. The following four categories are being used to capture the various types of initiatives/services that exist in the territory related to food. The aim of this inventory is to capture a wide view of food security-related initiatives in the territory - these include interrelated areas of agriculture, food services and skills programs, land/water-based activities (harvest camps, hunting, fishing, gathering, water monitoring, wildlife monitoring, etc.), nutrition programs, and income-based and food-based programs for vulnerable populations. If the program/service is cross-cutting among various themes, without a predominant one, please click on all of the applicable main themes. 

Local Food Cultivation -   

Food Sovereignty and Subsistence Food - 

Poverty and Economic Insecurity & Food - 

Food Waste/Waste Reduction - 

If you have more than one program/service/initiative to share information about, please fill out the information for each.

Initiative 1:


1. I agree to share the information I provide. I understand it will be used publicly through an online, interactive platform
3a. Type of initiative/service. *
Please choose only the main theme(s).
5. Who is the target group?
6. Which season does the initiative/service take place?
7. Which time frame does the initiative/service take place?
8b. Is there a cost to participate (if applicable)?
8c. How long has your initiative/service been running?
8d. Will your initiative/service continue into the 2018/2019 fiscal year?
*d. If answered No above, why not?
9c. Is the initiative/service run by volunteers?
Full Name:
Phone #:
Email Address:
a. Active Living - i.e. Land-based, senior/Elder, after-school programs, sports, etc. If applicable, please provide the following information (separated by comma) - Name, Organization, Program:
Name, Organization, Program:

Initiative 2:

(If applicable)

If there are photos or video clips that you would also like to include on the online map, please email them directly to

More than 2 program/service information to share? Click below.