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The Internet Society is offering free training on how to build and run a community-owned Internet service provider in Ulukhaktok. No prior experience or technical ability is required and everyone is welcome!

The Internet Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet. Sign up today!

There is a wide range of community projects that can be eligible for support under this new program. The only criteria are that the projects are designed and led by a youth from a northern territory. For example, eligible projects may be short-term or long-term; small, medium or large in scope; and, as long as they are community-based, they can have a territorial or national scope. As well, there is no restriction on the field of interest that projects may fall under; they may be related to health, food, education, arts and culture, environment, etc

Also, dont forget IRC Regional Youth Advisory Group (RYAG) is calling for new members, and for that youth opportunity, see all details here at the link. 

 

Target group: All Inuit beneficiaries who are living in cities, towns, communities and this includes all Inuit who live in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) and in Canada. Please access the link on the poster and below. The link will take you to the survey questions on how Inuit access employment services to develop a resume/cover letter, apply for a job, prepare for a job interview; any career planning support that you require.

 

Outcome: To serve Inuit better; ITK Labour Market Strategy would like to hear from Inuit through answering the survey questions. This will allow service providers to serve Inuit better. Please take the time to forward to your Inuit cousins, relatives who live in Canada to complete this very important survey.

2 members, preference to AKLAVIK, SACHS HARBOUR & TUKTOYAKTUK but all interested youth encouraged to apply.

Photo credit Britney Selina: the RYAG with a visiting health education theatre production this spring.

Makivik Corporation and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) are pleased to announce that they have completed the transaction to merge First Air and Canadian North into a strong, sustainable Pan-Arctic airline. This means that First Air and Canadian North will be able to begin the process of integrating their operations, with further details on the timing and duration of this process to be released very soon. 

The unified Canadian North will continue to meet and exceed the expectations of the people and organizations that rely on the availability of safe, reliable and cost-effective air service. Johnny Adams, who is currently Executive Chairman of First Air, will serve as Executive Chairman of the merged airline. Patrick Gruben, the current Chairman of Inuvialuit Development Corporation and Chairman of Canadian North, will assume the role of Vice-Chairman. Together, they will provide steady, northern-focused guidance and oversight to the merged airline on behalf of all Northerners.

ACCESS Open Minds is a pan-Canadian research and evaluation network that marks a major innovation in how youth mental health services in Canada are designed, delivered, and evaluated.  New Youth Space! in the old curling rink, the opening community feast and drum dance was July 25.

 

Makivik Corporation (Makivik) and the Inuvialuit Corporate Group (ICG) today announced they have received all regulatory approvals to merge First Air and Canadian North in order to provide the best possible air services across the Arctic.

This milestone represents a victory for all Northerners, as the ownership groups have worked diligently over many years within Arctic communities, in consultation with Inuit and other stakeholders, and alongside territorial and federal governments to develop a clear, realistic plan for a strong, sustainable Northern airline.

Friday June 7, 2019, Inuvik, Inuvialuit Settlement Region – Climate change disproportionately affects the Inuit Nunangat environment, significantly changing the Inuit way of life and the wildlife and ecosystems that have sustained Inuit since time immemorial. The National Inuit Climate Change Strategy (NICCS), launched today in Inuvik, is an Inuit-led response to the global climate crisis. It is accompanied by first-year implementation funding of $1 million from the Government of Canada.