How this women-led heritage centre is embracing innovation and tradition to support Northern communities
In partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, we’re crafting a new series to spotlight the Arctic innovations driving social impact, empowering women, and redefining philanthropy. In honour of International Women’s Week, we’re launching the series with a deep-dive into the Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society.
Before the COVID-19, over half of Nunavut’s households experienced food insecurity. Pandemic lockdowns have heighted the issue. In partnership with Community Foundations Canada we look at Qajuqturvik Food Centre, which is providing solutions through food, tradition and community.
In Canada, Indigenous women are three times more likely than non-Indigenous women to report domestic violence, and across the country, the issue has been exacerbated by COVID-19. In partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, we look at how the Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society addresses gender-based violence in the Yukon, using innovative practices and collaboration to heal and empower the Kaska Dena community.