Eight innovative teams from across Canada’s North were recently awarded a share of over $2.6 million for their groundbreaking projects to improve the quality of life in their communities.

The Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) encourages, enables and celebrates the inspiring achievements of the people of the North. The AIP recognizes diverse teams and enables their innovative projects in the fields of education, sustainable housing, health, performing arts, traditional knowledge, language, and science.

The 2019 Laureates were announced at the 8th annual Arctic Inspiration Prize award ceremony last week in Ottawa, held in partnership with the Northern Lights Business and Cultural Showcase.

Northern Compass, a program to create culturally relevant pathways from high school through post-secondary education and on to fulfilling careers for youth in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, received the top prize of $1 million.

In the AIP category, the Laureates are:

  • Dehcho: River Journeys
  • Kamajiit Program
  • Nunavut Law Program
  • Resilience Training and Healing Program

The 2019 Youth Laureates are:

  • Baffin Youth Outdoor Education Project
  • Trades of Tradition
  • Yukon Youth Healthcare Summit

Read more about all these outstanding projects.

The RHF is proud to serve as the Managing Partner for the AIP.