It’s a new year!

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Happy New Year to all, best wishes for 2015! ACYF Board of Directors and Staff would like to thank all of our donors, and sponsors who have helped us throughout 2014. Your donations help us to continue to work for the Children and Youth in Arctic Canada, giving equal opportunities.   Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer Board Member?  (Click here for more Info) -PDF What do we have on the go at ACYF? Playing to Strength, is an online discussion forum for youth – currently weare working on a new look for this which will look more like …

Umingmak Child and Youth Protection Center

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The Board of Directors and Staff of the Arctic Children and Youth Foundation are pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a contribution from the Victims Fund with the Department of Justice Canada, Programs Branch. This contribution will allow us over the next two fiscal years, to move forward with assessing the need and feasibility of a “Child and Youth Advocacy Center” in Nunavut. This project has been named “Umingmak Child and Youth Protection Center”. Here you will find more information on the “Umingmak Child and Youth Protection Center, outlining what this center is, stages in our work plan, …

A thank you to Mr. David Joanasie!

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The Board of Directors and Staff of ACYF would like to thank Nunavut MLA for South Baffin (Cape Dorset/Kimmirut) Mr. David Joanasie for his generous donation. This donation will be use for future programs to encourage health lifestyle choices for our children and youth. The goal of the Arctic Children and Youth Foundation is to continue to make a difference in the lives of the children and youth across Canada’s Arctic. With the help of donations from supporters such as Mr. Joanasie we are able to move forward with our mandate and objectives. For more information on ACYF or if …

Clara’s Big Ride is our Big Deal!

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Chair’s Message What impressed me when six time Olympic medalist, Clara Hughes entered the school gymnasium, at Aqsarniit Middle School in Iqaluit was how easily and naturally she connected with the 300 Kids in the school gymnasium and how just how easily she engaged them what is still for many, a difficult and stigmatized topic -mental health. Iqaluit and Northern Canada were roughly the halfway point on the Bell Canada sponsored Clara’s Big Ride”, a cycling journey of more than 12 thousand kilometers and 110 days across all of Canada to raise awareness on mental health to remind all of …

Thank You – Cambridge Girls’ Choir

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The Arctic Children and Youth Foundation would like to thank the Cambridge Girls’ Choir for its generous donation and support. Over the last couple of years the choir has hosted a benefit choral evening that included several choirs in support of the Arctic Children and Youth Foundation. The choirs involved with the events included: Cambridge Girls’ Choir Clemens Mill Intermediate Choir Knox Youth Choir Good Hearted Women’s Singers St. James Youth Choir Through their collaborative music experience they work to build community and raise awareness for the Arctic Children and Youth Foundation. A donation in the amount of $1000.00 was …

Are Social Issues In Arctic Canada More Serious Than We Realize Or Are Ready to Admit To?

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Myself, our staff and Board find the results of a report, Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking in Nunavut, most disturbing. This report, that really appears to only touch the surface of a wider and even more disturbing sexual exploitation of Inuit in Canada, both in the north and South, particularly children. This report should not be another- one day flash in the pan story in the northern daily news cycles. It should and must serve as a call to action by individuals, organizations and governments at all levels. To Its credit, Pauktuutit, the national woman’s organization, was a …