Have Your Say - Community Harvesters Assistance Program (CHAP) and Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur Program (GMVF).

What is this engagement about?

Harvesting and trapping have always been important to people and communities in the NWT. ENR’s Community Harvesters Assistance Program (CHAP) and Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur Program (GMVF) support harvesting and trapping activities across the NWT.

In 2019, ENR engaged communities on the development of the Sustainable Livelihoods Action Plan. We held open houses in 18 communities, regional meetings, a public survey, and a youth photo contest.

We heard from communities that CHAP and GMVF are very important, well-liked programs. We also heard there are areas of the programs that could be improved to make them even better. Evaluating CHAP and GMVF is identified as an action item in the ENR Sustainable Livelihoods Action Plan.

How can I participate?

All survey participants will be eligible to enter into a prize draw. The deadline to fill out the survey is June 18, 2021.

How can my input make a difference?

Your feedback on CHAP and GMVF will help us to understand what parts of the program work well, if the program is meeting its goals and areas where the program could be improved to best support harvesters and trappers.

Feedback and recommendations from trappers and harvesters, Indigenous governments and organizations and the general public will help us identify and implement changes to improve the program.

Where can I find related information?

To read to the Sustainable Livelihoods Action Plan, please click here

For more information on CHAP and GMVF, please visit the ENR website:

For more information, call toll-free at 1-866-611-FURS (3877) or email us at ontheland@gov.nt.ca

Where can I find results?

A summary of our engagement findings and recommendations for improvement will be shared for public comment through a What We Heard report. This will be posted here, on this website. Copies will also be sent to Indigenous governments and organizations.