Telecommunications in the Far North

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Do you live in the Far North? We want to hear from you!

Everyone needs fast, affordable and reliable telecommunications services. It's necessary to participate in today’s economy and society. This is particularly true in underserved places like the Far North, which is home to many Indigenous communities.

The Canadian telecommunications system plays an important role in the reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians. We are looking to improve access to affordable, high-quality telecommunications services. These services help preserve, restore, and promote Indigenous languages and culture, and support some calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Use the tools below to take our survey or tell us your stories! Your comments will help us decide how to improve telecommunications services in the Far North.

You may want to speak at the public hearing or participate in later stages of the consultation. To do so, you need to become a party. This can be done by sending us a formal comment using our intervention form, by fax or by mail. If you want to learn more, go to our website or click on the Information Session tab below to register to our information session.

Information on this consultation is also available in French | Cree | Chipewyan | Inuktitut | Inuinnaqtun.

This page will close for comments on October 6, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT.

If you have any questions, please email us at Nord-North@crtc.gc.ca.

Do you live in the Far North? We want to hear from you!

Everyone needs fast, affordable and reliable telecommunications services. It's necessary to participate in today’s economy and society. This is particularly true in underserved places like the Far North, which is home to many Indigenous communities.

The Canadian telecommunications system plays an important role in the reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians. We are looking to improve access to affordable, high-quality telecommunications services. These services help preserve, restore, and promote Indigenous languages and culture, and support some calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Use the tools below to take our survey or tell us your stories! Your comments will help us decide how to improve telecommunications services in the Far North.

You may want to speak at the public hearing or participate in later stages of the consultation. To do so, you need to become a party. This can be done by sending us a formal comment using our intervention form, by fax or by mail. If you want to learn more, go to our website or click on the Information Session tab below to register to our information session.

Information on this consultation is also available in French | Cree | Chipewyan | Inuktitut | Inuinnaqtun.

This page will close for comments on October 6, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT.

If you have any questions, please email us at Nord-North@crtc.gc.ca.

Reconciliation: Share your story

Having a high quality, reliable and affordable telecommunications services (Internet, phone) is important for reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians. You may answer one or both questions:

1. How do you think telecommunications can help preserve, restore, and promote Indigenous languages and culture in the Far North?

2. When it regulates telecommunications in the Far North, what do you think the CRTC should do to make sure that Indigenous interests and rights are respected?

*You can submit links to videos and/or audio with your story*

These are only two general questions related to our consultation. To see the full list of questions, check our Notice of Consultation.


Thank you for sharing your story with us. We will be using your responses to decide what to do to improve telecommunications services in the Far North.

Have more to say? Take our survey or share more stories using our other feedback tools.

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Page last updated: 22 Aug 2022, 02:09 PM