The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), established in 2009, works to help develop a diversified, sustainable, and dynamic economy across Canada's three territories, while at the same time contributing to Canada's prosperity. They work with communities to develop and diversify local economies, and take advantage of the immense strengths of Northern Canada. CanNor fosters growth and development in the North by delivering economic development programs and by collaborating with and aligning the efforts of partners in northern and southern Canada to respond to economic challenges and opportunities in the North. The Agency also coordinates the activities of other federal departments to maximize their collective impact – particularly federal regulators in relation to major project development – in the North, bringing insight, knowledge and partnerships together. CanNor has three key, interrelated business lines and services that help drive economic development: contribution programs; the Northern Projects Management Office; and serving as a voice for the North.