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Louis-Edmond-Hamelin Chair in Northern Social Sciences

ArcticStat was developped by the Canada Research Chair on Comparative Aboriginal Condition (2002-2023) in collaboration with the Louis-Edmond-Hamelin Chair in Northern Social Sciences affiliated with the University of the Arctic on the request of the Kativik Regional Government. 

The Louis-Edmond-Hamelin Chair was created to contribute to the sustainability of social research and to support efforts to document social change in the North. Its work is financed by research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and other organizations, as well as by sponsorships and contracts.

The Louis-Edmond-Hamelin Chair is located at the Faculty of Social Sciences of UniversitĂ© Laval, QuĂ©bec City, Canada.

About ArcticStat

ArcticStat is a public and independent statistical databank dealing with the countries, regions and populations of the Circumpolar Arctic. It is online since 2007, the International Polar year.

ArcticStat was born out of the desire to facilitate comparative research on the socioeconomic conditions of the peoples of the Arctic by bringing together already existing data. 

For the most part, the data in ArcticStat comes from national statistics agencies of the Arctic countries, their regional offices or from government ministeries. These data are made public, produced on a recurrent basis, and are methodologically valid. ArcticStat is updated regularly to contain, wherever possible, the most recent data available. 

ArcticStat is not responsible for the policies and practices of statistics agencies, the errors in the tables originating from these agencies, or the use made of such tables. In the event that there is a difference between the data contained in the PDFs and the EXCEL tables produced by the ArcticStat team and the source data, the latter must be considered as the valid one.

ArcticStat was created by the Canada Research Chair on Comparative Aboriginal Conditions (2002-2023) in collaboration with the Louis-Edmond-Hamelin Chair in Northern Social Sciences affiliated with the University of the Arctic.

It is officially supported by the Arctic Council and it is an official activity of the International Polar Year. The core financial contribution was provided by the Canada Foundation for Innovation; additional financial contributions were provided by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.