Step Forward to End Hunger & Homelessness
We help people transform their lives and put them on
a solid path to independence.
Initiatives we are working on
Programs currently running
Percentage of Inuit facing food insecurity
People we aim to support this year
Rebuilding broken lives
Everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy life. With the help of our partners, we develop, adapt, and scale up solutions to accelerate progress towards equality.
Help us to make a difference
We help people get back on their feet, but need your help.
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Bringing people together to end poverty for good
Our mission is to end hunger and support Inuit food sovereignty throughout Nunavut by developing a sustainable food system for those in need. One that reflects Inuit societal values, supports our well-being, and ensures our access to affordable, nutritious, safe, and culturally preferred foods.
Ipirauttaaq’s vision is to prevent and end hunger and homelessness in Nunavut. We envision a community of prosperity where everyone experiences safe, affordable housing, food security, health and wellness.
What We Do.
Provide Housing and Supportive Social Services
We are working to develop a transitional Inuit Shelter that offers to help shelter Nunavummiut in a more acceptable way, a place of refuge and support to transition.
We empower youth to utilize their extraordinary leadership skills and talents to better themselves and their community by developing and offering many innovative programs that highly encourage, motivate and offer proper mentoring of Inuit Youth.
Ottawa has more Inuit than any other city outside of Nunavut. Our street team will be available round the clock to ensure everyone is safe and has a place to be.
Though food insecurity is a problem throughout Canada, it is hitting Nunavut especially hard where food costs are 5 times higher than the national average. Our plan is to develop and support a proper food bank/soup kitchen in every community.
Using technology we offer some innovative ways to access mental health resources, virtual reality and being able to get a councillor 24/7 remotely is just two of these ways.
Arctic Container Project
By repurposing Shipping Containers we believe that our project will benefit all Nunavummiut. Appropriate affordable housing is not a privilege, it’s a HUMAN RIGHT! Train them and they will come! Our project begins with capacity building.
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At Ipirauttaaq we consider our volunteers to be our greatest asset and need your help.
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