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Homelessness Kitchen

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Summary of the Initiative

Once a week we have the kitchen open to the people at the youth centre. We have a up to 22 people attend at one time, they prepare the food, have discussions on the day and socialize with each other. We have had this program since 2013 and it has helped out a lot of people in the community. We also have them bring their kids once a week to have fun at the youth centre.


No challenges with the program – it is very out going by having people spend time together, providing opportunities to share, talk and tell stories.

Traditional Knowledge

Once a week people bring their own traditional food and cook it with the others – this also encourages the participants to bring their own food if they can, like char, caribou meat, geese, muktuk and muskox meat.

Gilbert Thrasher Jr

(867) 580-3926

[email protected]

Lead Organization

Northwest Territories Housing Association.

Other Groups / Organizations

Hamlet of Paulatuk oversees the program and applies for the funding – the hamlet Employment Officer is the administrator of the program.

Other Collaborators

Nutrition North



Program funding for 3 years $ 15,000.00

Northwest Territories Housing Association