The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, has
announced $16.9 million over five years to support the ongoing investigation of the wrecks of HMS Erebus and the continuing search for HMS Terror, and for the development of multi-purpose infrastructure. The funding will also contribute to economic development in the Kitikmeot region, and create employment
opportunities in local Inuit communities.
The Government of Canada and Kitikmeot Inuit Association will work together to develop a Franklin visitor and field research centre in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, that will support the conservation, research and presentation of the Franklin Expedition’s history and artifacts.