This included representatives from the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), Nunavut Research Institute, Nunavut Arctic College, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.

Of note, the Board met with both Nunavut Government and NTI representatives regarding the Nunavut Poverty Reduction Roundtable initiative. The Board greatly appreciated the discussion on Nunavut’s shared approach to poverty reduction as expressed in “The Makimaniq Plan”, which is founded on successful public engagement. Priorities include improving early childhood education, increasing food security and reviewing public housing rent scales.

The Commission continues to assertively implement its Strategic Plan (2012-15) which focuses on 3 priority areas: activating and building networks to aggregate polar knowledge; synthesizing polar knowledge to identify opportunities, issues and trends; and, communicating polar knowledge and its synthesis effectively.

For more information, please contact

Dr. David J. Scott
Executive Director
Canadian Polar Commission
(613) 943-8605