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New Strategic Plan to guide ITK’s work over next four years

By April 9, 2024 No Comments

April 9, 2024 – Ottawa, Ontario 

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami has released its Strategic Plan for 2024-2028, which serves as the organization’s mandate over the next four years. The plan is an important advocacy tool that enables Inuit to convey unified and shared priorities.

The objectives, actions and deliverables in the Strategic Plan have been jointly determined by the Inuit Treaty Organizations (ITOs), Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Makivvik and Nunatsiavut Government, and will be implemented in close coordination with all four organizations. The Strategic Plan also serves as a tool to measure ITK’s progress.

Significant work remains to ensure that Inuit are able to live with dignity and exercise our right to self-determination, practice our culture and enjoy a standard of living comparable to that enjoyed by most other Canadians. ITK’s Strategic Plan for 2024-2028 commits to seven priority areas:

  • Strengthen Inuit unity, governance and self-determination
  • Improve access to education, health and disability services
  • Improve Inuktut revitalization, maintenance, protection and promotion
  • Support the implementation of human rights in Inuit Nunangat
  • Advance Inuit self-determination over research
  • Help improve the safety and security of vulnerable Inuit populations
  • Work to close the Inuit Nunangat infrastructure gap

“The seven priorities included in this Strategic Plan represent ITK’s commitment to creating tangible, lasting improvements in the lives of our people,” said ITK President Natan Obed.

“ITK will monitor and advocate for the implementation of our human rights, and utilize international mechanisms intended to hold States to account for their human rights treaty obligations.”

ITK’s Strategic Plan builds on the successful implementation of our previous plan, which resulted in significant advances to Inuit governance and self-determination, including the creation of the federal Inuit Nunangat Policy, the launch of the Inuit Child First Initiative and the release of the Inuit Nunangat Food Security Strategy.

You can read the full Strategic Plan for 2024-2028 here.