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Glossary of Terms

Nutrition North Canada
Food Retail Subsidy Program

Advisory Board – A group of individuals whose role is to represent the perspectives and interests of northern residents and communities and to advise the Minister of Indian and Northern Development to help guide the management, direction, and activities of the Nutrition North Canada Program. Nutrition North Canada Advisory Board

Commercially prepared foods – Foods that are prepared and distributed by food manufacturers, and that individuals typically buy in a store. These foods can be fresh, frozen, raw or cooked and are usually pre-packaged.

Country foods – Foods that are often obtained through local hunting, fishing or harvesting activities. Examples include caribou, ptarmigan, seal, Arctic char, shellfish and berries.

Community eligibility list – A list of isolated communities which are eligible for the Food Mail Program until March 31, 2011, and for the Nutrition North Canada Program as of April 1, 2011.

Food eligibility list – A list of foods which are eligible for subsidy under the Food Mail Program until March 31, 2021 and under the Nutrition North Canada Program as of April 1, 2011.

Marine service – The transport of goods to communities by means of sealift, ferry and barge.

Northern retailers (also see Southern suppliers)Retailers who operate stores located in communities that are eligible for the Nutrition North Canada Program and who sell foods that are eligible under the program. These retailers are registered as a business with the Canada Revenue Agency and have an agreement with INAC to govern the funds (the subsidy) they receive under the Nutrition North Canada Program. (Nutrition North Canada: Program Overview and Retailer Application Process)

Non-food items (see Food eligibility list) Products that are eligible for shipment to communities without marine service under the Food Mail Program until March 31, 2021 and to communities without any surface transportation under the Nutrition North Canada Program as of April 1, 2011. Examples of non-food items include diapers, toilet paper and toothpaste.

Non-perishable food items (see Food eligibility list) – Foods which do not spoil quickly when stored at room temperature. Examples include dry pasta, dehydrated vegetables and canned fruit.

Perishable food items – Foods that spoil quickly especially if they are not stored at the proper temperature; perishable foods can be fresh or frozen. Examples include meats, milk, bread, fresh vegetables and frozen fruit.

Personal orders – A feature of the Food Mail Program and the Nutrition North Canada Program that allows individuals and certain institutions (e.g. schools, daycares) in eligible communities to buy eligible items directly from a supplier in the South that is registered with either program.

Retail subsidy – An amount of money that the federal government transfers to eligible northern retailers and southern suppliers to help reduce the cost of nutritious foods in eligible isolated northern communities.

Southern suppliers (also see Northern retailers) Retailers and wholesalers who operate a business located in Canada but not in a community that is eligible for the Nutrition North Canada Program and who sell foods that are eligible under the Program. They are registered as a business with the Canada Revenue Agency and have an agreement with INAC to govern the funds (the subsidy) they receive under the Nutrition North Canada Program. (Nutrition North Canada: Program Overview and Retailer Application Process) Southern suppliers provide products that are eligible under the Nutrition North Canada Program to small northern retailers, eligible institutions, establishments and individuals living in an eligible community.

 

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Date Modified:
2021-03-07