IMPACT

Our program is growing! We're proud to say that so far...

5

COMMUNITIES BENEFITED


24

OPERATIONAL BUSINESSES

55

Participants IMPACTED


6

PARTICIPANTS WENT BACK TO SCHOOL

31

BUSINESSES CREATED DURING THE PROGRAM


12

INDIVIDUALS GAINED EMPLOYMENT

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Inspire Nunavut Businesses

King of The North Outfitting & Tourism | Igloolik King of the North Tourism is an Inuit owned business that is hoping to be the first outfitting, tourism and sport hunting company located in Igloolik, Nunavut. Our company will be taking tourists, local residents, social organization clients and government employees out on the land for various activities and experiences. All of our employees and guides are Inuit who are born and raised in Igloolik, and are sharing experiences and skills that have been passed down through generations. 

King of The North Outfitting & Tourism | Igloolik

King of the North Tourism is an Inuit owned business that is hoping to be the first outfitting, tourism and sport hunting company located in Igloolik, Nunavut. Our company will be taking tourists, local residents, social organization clients and government employees out on the land for various activities and experiences. All of our employees and guides are Inuit who are born and raised in Igloolik, and are sharing experiences and skills that have been passed down through generations. 

K&L Pastries and Catering | Arviat K&L Pastries and Catering creates deserts such as cupcakes, pastries, and cakes; for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or just for anyone with a sweet tooth and a craving!  Kirsten and Lindsay hope to eventually expand their business and provide catering services in communities across Nunavut.

K&L Pastries and Catering | Arviat

K&L Pastries and Catering creates deserts such as cupcakes, pastries, and cakes; for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or just for anyone with a sweet tooth and a craving!  Kirsten and Lindsay hope to eventually expand their business and provide catering services in communities across Nunavut.

Sophia's Outerwear | Arviat Sophia’s Outerwear is a online store that features a wide variety of women’s parkas, men’s parkas, wind pants and hunting gear, womens modern style traditional amautiit, kids wind pants and parkas and infant snow suits. The selection for women include unique designs for each garment and will also have a collection of collaborations that consist of Chelsey and well known seamstresses from Arviat. Men also have a choice of unique designed jackets with none of them the same as another. The same will be for the children's and infant outerwear.   

Sophia's Outerwear | Arviat

Sophia’s Outerwear is a online store that features a wide variety of women’s parkas, men’s parkas, wind pants and hunting gear, womens modern style traditional amautiit, kids wind pants and parkas and infant snow suits. The selection for women include unique designs for each garment and will also have a collection of collaborations that consist of Chelsey and well known seamstresses from Arviat. Men also have a choice of unique designed jackets with none of them the same as another. The same will be for the children's and infant outerwear. 

 

Project Spotlight | Baker Lake Project Spotlight is an innovative youth program focussed on utilizing the performing arts, music, motivational speaking and digital technology as a tool to help youth realize their potential and inspirational drive. 

Project Spotlight | Baker Lake

Project Spotlight is an innovative youth program focussed on utilizing the performing arts, music, motivational speaking and digital technology as a tool to help youth realize their potential and inspirational drive. 

Haulli's Hunting Supplies | Igloolik Haulli’s hunting supply store is to help local hunters have the right hunting tools/equipments to buy at a cheaper price and better quality. 

Haulli's Hunting Supplies | Igloolik

Haulli’s hunting supply store is to help local hunters have the right hunting tools/equipments to buy at a cheaper price and better quality. 

Cheryl's Do or Dye | Arviat Cheryl’s Do or Dye Hair & Beauty Services is a full-service salon in Arviat that offers beauty, cosmetic and personal care services such as haircuts, styles, and nail treatments. 

Cheryl's Do or Dye | Arviat

Cheryl’s Do or Dye Hair & Beauty Services is a full-service salon in Arviat that offers beauty, cosmetic and personal care services such as haircuts, styles, and nail treatments. 

Sukkayuk Taxi | Igloolik Sukkayuk Taxi aims to provide a clean, safe, reliable and affordable transportation option to local residents of Igloolik as well as tourists that need to get around town. This will be the only taxi service in Igloolik and will cater to those without access to a vehicle. 

Sukkayuk Taxi | Igloolik

Sukkayuk Taxi aims to provide a clean, safe, reliable and affordable transportation option to local residents of Igloolik as well as tourists that need to get around town. This will be the only taxi service in Igloolik and will cater to those without access to a vehicle. 

NunaSport | Arviat NunaSport is an Inuit-owned sporting equipment and sportswear lifestyle brand based in Arviat, Nunavut, primarily focused on Hockey. NunaSport will be selling new and used sports equipment for the entire family and aim for most of the local residents to participate in sports events.  

NunaSport | Arviat

NunaSport is an Inuit-owned sporting equipment and sportswear lifestyle brand based in Arviat, Nunavut, primarily focused on Hockey. NunaSport will be selling new and used sports equipment for the entire family and aim for most of the local residents to participate in sports events.

 

Flower Sweets Bakeshop | Igloolik Flower Sweets is a local family-owned bakery that makes custom cakes and provides fresh and ready to-go baked goods. Flower Sweets will also cater birthday parties and private events. 

Flower Sweets Bakeshop | Igloolik

Flower Sweets is a local family-owned bakery that makes custom cakes and provides fresh and ready to-go baked goods. Flower Sweets will also cater birthday parties and private events. 

Qiturngait | Igloolik Qiturngait will sell affordable baby products to the community of Igloolik. Baby products in our local stores are very limited, are expensive, and are often out of stock. We aim to solve this problem by specializing in baby products and ensuring that every child’s need can be met affordably. 

Qiturngait | Igloolik

Qiturngait will sell affordable baby products to the community of Igloolik. Baby products in our local stores are very limited, are expensive, and are often out of stock. We aim to solve this problem by specializing in baby products and ensuring that every child’s need can be met affordably. 

Annuraataqvik Clothing Store | Pond Inlet Patricia's challenges trying to find affordable clothing for her children inspired her to start the Annuaartavik - a thrift store in Pond Inlet. The Annuaartarvik offers options for all ages and for every budget. Patricia is filling a large gap in the Pond Inlet clothing market as there is currently very limited clothing options available. The store caries new and second-hand inventory. Part of the profits are donated to the local food bank

Annuraataqvik Clothing Store | Pond Inlet

Patricia's challenges trying to find affordable clothing for her children inspired her to start the Annuaartavik - a thrift store in Pond Inlet. The Annuaartarvik offers options for all ages and for every budget. Patricia is filling a large gap in the Pond Inlet clothing market as there is currently very limited clothing options available. The store caries new and second-hand inventory. Part of the profits are donated to the local food bank

Inland Rentals | Baker Lake Erik Ikoe, 22, Founder and Manager for Inland Rentals. Erik is a snowmobile and atv hobbyist from Baker Lake. The purpose of Inland Rental is to provide the community of Baker Lake, NU the means of transportation in and around the community.

Inland Rentals | Baker Lake

Erik Ikoe, 22, Founder and Manager for Inland Rentals. Erik is a snowmobile and atv hobbyist from Baker Lake. The purpose of Inland Rental is to provide the community of Baker Lake, NU the means of transportation in and around the community.

High Arctic Apparel Micheal Milton | Pond Inlet Michael felt that youth in Nunavut needed a voice, and the best way to do that in the modern world was to create an apparel company that represents arctic culture. High Arctic Apparel works with local artists and draws its design inspiration from Inuit traditions, culture, values and tools. The brand looks to represent the Arctic and all those who live in Northern communities around the world.

High Arctic Apparel

Micheal Milton | Pond Inlet

Michael felt that youth in Nunavut needed a voice, and the best way to do that in the modern world was to create an apparel company that represents arctic culture. High Arctic Apparel works with local artists and draws its design inspiration from Inuit traditions, culture, values and tools. The brand looks to represent the Arctic and all those who live in Northern communities around the world.

Tingirrausijartikkut | Igloolik Tingirrausijartikkut “Kite-Skiing” rents kite-skiing equipment and offers courses for those interested in learning how to do kite-skiing. The business will also be home to the Kite Skiing Club, which is an opportunity for youth, teenagers and adults to engage in positive and healthy sports activities. 

Tingirrausijartikkut | Igloolik

Tingirrausijartikkut “Kite-Skiing” rents kite-skiing equipment and offers courses for those interested in learning how to do kite-skiing. The business will also be home to the Kite Skiing Club, which is an opportunity for youth, teenagers and adults to engage in positive and healthy sports activities. 

Inuk Stitches | Igloolik Inuk Stitches is a local fabric store that will sell affordable fabric to local seamstresses and offer a greater variety of products compared to what is currently available in stores. Inuk Stitches is also hoping to provide sewing classes taught by elders, in order to pass down the tradition of sewing to younger generations and preserve the Inuit culture.

Inuk Stitches | Igloolik

Inuk Stitches is a local fabric store that will sell affordable fabric to local seamstresses and offer a greater variety of products compared to what is currently available in stores. Inuk Stitches is also hoping to provide sewing classes taught by elders, in order to pass down the tradition of sewing to younger generations and preserve the Inuit culture.

Pingushat First Aid Training Service | Arviat Pingushat First Aid Training Services provides a corporate first aid training service to the community of Arviat. 

Pingushat First Aid Training Service | Arviat

Pingushat First Aid Training Services provides a corporate first aid training service to the community of Arviat. 

Qittairutiit/Nuuktaqtiit | Igloolik Qittairutiit is a breakfast coffee delivery, that delivers hot beverages and fresh baked goods. Nuuktaqtiit is a taxi service that serves people of igloolik with transportation and delivery services. 

Qittairutiit/Nuuktaqtiit | Igloolik

Qittairutiit is a breakfast coffee delivery, that delivers hot beverages and fresh baked goods. Nuuktaqtiit is a taxi service that serves people of igloolik with transportation and delivery services. 

Closet - Annuraakuvik | Igloolik Closet - Annuraakuvik is an apparel store that caters to the northern community of Igloolik and the surrounding communities. Customers can find new and used clothing for all ages. 

Closet - Annuraakuvik | Igloolik

Closet - Annuraakuvik is an apparel store that caters to the northern community of Igloolik and the surrounding communities. Customers can find new and used clothing for all ages. 

Namesake Designs | Pond Inlet Namesake Designs is a digital art agency from Pond Inlet, creating and publishing a series of adult colouring books featuring Inuit- inspired illustrations. The beautifully designed and high quality paper books will be sold to the growing population of adult colouring book enthusiasts. The calming and meditative attributes of colouring art therapy will be used as a tool in schools and health centresto help kids and adolescents across Nunavut.     

Namesake Designs | Pond Inlet

Namesake Designs is a digital art agency from Pond Inlet, creating and publishing a series of adult colouring books featuring Inuit- inspired illustrations. The beautifully designed and high quality paper books will be sold to the growing population of adult colouring book enthusiasts. The calming and meditative attributes of colouring art therapy will be used as a tool in schools and health centresto help kids and adolescents across Nunavut. 

 

 

Guadamae Greenhouse | Igloolik Guadame Greenhouse will grow fresh veggies and fruits to service the town of Igloolik. 

Guadamae Greenhouse | Igloolik

Guadame Greenhouse will grow fresh veggies and fruits to service the town of Igloolik. 

Borealis Ink, Pond Inlet  |  Fiona's Hair Salon, Baker Lake  |  JNO's Autoshop, Arviat | Upagvik Centre, Igloolik | Ruth's Oasis, Arviat

Tech Doucet, Iqaluit | Chris's Kitchen, Iqaluit | Iqaluit Culural Adventures, Iqaluit | Clara's Sewing Supplies, Pond Inlet