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Arviat Wellness Centre

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Summary of the Initiative

Multiple projects – details and descriptions can be found by visiting



On-going multi-year funding
No core funding
No core staff position to handle administrative details


Developed a community-driven research model.
Strong youth development in key skill and knowledge areas.
Engagement of all sectors of the community.
More awareness of the importance of country food and eating green & nutritional information.
Uptake in community growing: Facebook Arviat Goes Green
Uptake in cooking from scratch: Culture of Cooking
Awareness of Inuit food sharing practices
Youth trained in sustainable & respectful harvesting: Facebook Arviat Harvesters.

Arviat NU Canada X0C0E0

Shirley Tagalik

(867) 857-2817

[email protected]

Initiative Website


Lead Organization

  • Arviat Wellness Centre
Other Groups / Organizations
  • Arviat DEA partners on the greenhouse project, provides facility space for Young Hunters' Program and Youth Monitoring Program
  • Dept. of Environment provides lab space for Youth Monitoring Program
  • John Arnaludjuak High School supports seedling propagation and plant nurturing to harvest
  • Qitiqliq and Levi Angmak Schools support worm farming
Other Collaborators

  • Nasivvik Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments
  • Memorial University
  • UBC, Department of Geography
  • Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, University of Manitoba
  • ArctiConnexion
  • Cegep Andre Laurendeau
  • Qaujigiartiit Health research Centre
  • Movember Foundation
  • WWF/Loblaws Water Fund
  • ArcticNet


  • Donations
  • Short term (up to 1 year)
  • Longer Term (over 1 year)

Funding Sources

  • Climate Change & Health Adaptation- FNIB
  • Northern Contaminants Program
  • Innovation Strategy- PHAC
  • GN Community Cluster Plan
  • Movember Foundation (Land-based Mental Health)
  • University research partners
  • Private donations