BUILDING FOR A
DIVERSIFYING OUR REVENUE FOR LONG-TERM STABILITY
We have successfully delivered on our mission and mandate for 24 years. As we continue to grow as an organization and look towards building a sustainable future, we are committed to ensuring that we have the reliable financial foundation required to meet our goals and deliver core activities and programming. We're actively working to diversify our revenue and are supported through a combination of government, philanthropy, partnerships, and our very own social enterprise.
In 2018, we incorporated Pitquhikhainik Ilihainiq Inc. as a social enterprise wing of our organization to develop Indigenous-led products and create additional revenue to support PI/KHS programming.
Our first venture is Kaapittiaq.
Kaapittiaq means 'good coffee' in Inuinnaqtun, and that is what we produce. We source green beans from Indigenous farmers in Peru and transform them into the Arctic's finest brew.
Kaapittiaq is dedicated to supporting the survival and revival of our culture. Each year, up to 75% of Kaapittiaq's profits are donated to us and used to create programs that promote Inuit culture, language and knowledge.
CREATING SPACE FOR OUR CULTURE TO THRIVE
We are also laying the foundation to develop a new centre dedicated to the documentation, revitalization and mobilization of Inuinnait knowledge. This centre will forefront Inuinnait identity and will include facilities, digital resources and human networks specifically designed to provide Inuinnait with the resources and common focus to ensure the survival of their unique culture, heritage and language. At this early stage, the new facility has received seed funding through an Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA), and an initial concept paper has been produced. We are following a five year plan to build capacity and assess the organization’s readiness for a capital campaign. Learn more here.