Community Support

The North West Company is proud of the active role we play within communities. We strive to help make a positive, progressive difference within each community we serve. One of the fundamental operating principles of The North West Company is our commitment to local organizations and programs.

To help make a difference in the communities we serve, The North West Company provides support to community programs and organizations which reflect five elements of a healthy and strong community:

Sports & Recreation

The North West Company helps over 7,000 youth annually by providing uniforms, equipment, healthy snacks and sponsoring summer camps, community based street hockey and more.

Culture & Arts

The North West Company supports cultural events, performing arts and celebrations of heritage, language and artistic expression. We play an active role in preserving and promoting the culture and heritage of the communities we serve.

Healthy Living

The North West Company’s healthy living programs promote nutritional and physical wellness for our customers and employees. We are proud to partner with the Canadian and American Diabetes Associations, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Canadian Cancer Society and others.


The North West Company continually aims to make the communities we serve a greener place. Our environmental work includes streamlining our truck fleet to decrease fuel consumption and cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and reducing plastic bag use by more than 69% across the territories through our Greener Tomorrow program. 

Youth & Education

Each year, the North West Company awards thousands of dollars in post-secondary scholarships and educational assistance to community members, schools and staff.

Community Board

See your local in store community central board to find out about the current support in your community.


Nunavik Experiences BarbadosJanuary 8, 2018

Runners from various remote northern communities recently took part in the Run Barbados Marathon in support of the Healthy Horizons Foundation.
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Northern/NorthMart recognized at RPAN GalaOctober 24, 2017

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Healthy Horizons Foundation helps build confidence in Inuvik youth through musicSeptember 30, 2017

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Honouring Terry Fox September 15, 2017

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Going digital for cultural awarenessAugust 30, 2017

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Norway House Cree Nation York Boat Days CelebrationAugust 16, 2017

Treaty and York Boat Days is an annual community evented hosted by the Norway House Cree Nation.
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Celebrating National Aboriginal DayJune 23, 2017

National Aboriginal Day is an important day for Northern/NorthMart given our significant relationship with the communities that we serve.
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Healthy Horizons Foundation presents grants in NunavutJune 12, 2017

​Healthy Horizons is proud to announce three new grants for the youth in Nunavut.
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Northern supports NU Tracks Territorial School Walking ChallengeMay 16, 2017

Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) and Northern team up to get kids active with a walking challenge to the North Pole.
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Northern/NorthMart customers save 2.9 million plastic bags from community landfillsApril 21, 2017

Northern/NorthMart stores throughout northern Canada are celebrating another successful year of the Greener Tomorrow program aimed at reducing the use of plastic shopping bags.
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