BUILDING FOR A
We have successfully delivered on our mission and mandate since 1996. We are committed to building a strong future for our organization and our communities, fostering long-term stability, strengthening our capacity, and advancing sustainable solutions to reimagine the world we pass on to future generations. We're actively working to diversify our revenue and are supported through a combination of government, philanthropy, partnerships, and our very own social enterprise.
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.
OUR 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 for our organization. Our first venture is Kaapittiaq, which means 'good coffee' in Inuinnaqtun. 75 % of annual profits support language and culture revitalization programming.
BUILDING FROM THE LAND
We are working with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's Green Building Technologies Lab and industry partners from across the country to design and construct a pilot green energy building in Cambridge Bay.
We are committed to increasing our expertise and impact through partnership networks with community and Inuit organizations, government, Inuinnait experts, academic researchers, and all parties interested in preserving and renewing Inuinnait culture.