Ilitaqsiniq in the News

It’s always great to see our work and its outcomes highlighted in local, regional and even national publications. We are honoured that others want to share our successes and stories with the wider communities!

Here is the latest roundup of media coverage we’ve received during late Spring and Summer. Feel free to read and share widely!

Our Four-Day Work Week

Starting in May, we launched our four-day work week. Designed to offer staff opportunities to connect with the environment, with Inuit cultural practices and a better work-life balance, the pilot program was a success—both for staff and our supporters! You can follow our journey here:

April 24, “At Nunavut’s literacy council, a four-day work week is on the horizon” (CBC)
May 1, “Ilitaqsiniq pilots four-day workweek” (Nunavut News)
July 24, “Ilitaqsiniq sees positives midway through four-day workweek test” (Nunatsiaq News)

Rankin Inlet’s Strongest People

On July 19, we hosted the first-ever Rankin Inlet Strongest Man and Strongest Woman competitions at the Agnico Eagle Arena. As you can read, it was a blockbuster:

July 21, “Rankin Inlet’s strongest man and woman contest a screaming success” (Nunatsiaq News)
July 26, “Strong person competition a hit ᓴᙱᓛᖑᖃᑕᐅᑎᓇᓱᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᓂᐊᓇᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ” (Nunavut News)
July 27, “Battle of the beasts crowns Rankin’s strongest” (Penticton Herald)

Skill Building: Empowering Nunavummiut

Throughout the summer, our programs and their amazing participants have been making headlines. Read more about how Ilitaqsiniq can empower Nunavummiut through skill building in all kinds of areas, from massage therapy, to nail technicians, to cabin building and whale hunting:

July 27, “Inuit youth encouraged by cabin building workshop” (APTN National News)
Aug. 2, “These hands were made for massaging” (Nunavut News)
Sept. 14, “Whale hunting course hits the water in Rankin Inlet” (Nunatsiaq News)