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.

The North West Company provides support to community programs and organizations which reflect five elements of a healthy and strong community

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.


Norway House Cree Nation York Boat Days Celebration

Aug 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 Day

Jun 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 Nunavut

Jun 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 Challenge

May 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 landfills

Apr 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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Northern donates ATV to Garden Hill carnival

Apr 6, 2017

The Nothern team in Island Lake recently donated an ATV to give away at the Garden Hill First Nation's annual carnival.
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Northern and NorthMart help students in Nunavut Drop the Pop

Mar 8, 2017

For the tenth year in a row, Northern and NorthMart stores across Nunavut are joining forces with community schools and Nunavut's Department of Health, to encourage youth to “Drop the Pop" througho...
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$5,000 Roll Up the Rim winning cup sold at Nothern Rossville

Mar 8, 2017

Angela Keam from Rossville picked up a Tim Horton's coffee from her Northern store and won a $5,000 CIBC gift card playing Roll Up the Rim to Win!
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Northern sponsors Polar Bear Marathon running team

Feb 1, 2017

Chilly morning and icy roads couldn’t hold runners in the 5th annual Polar Bear Marathon.
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​Earth Day 2016 marks fifth anniversary of Greener Tomorrow program

Jan 16, 2017

Earth Day 2016 marked the fifth anniversary of Northern/NorthMart’s Greener Tomorrow program.
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