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The call for nominations has closed.

Stay tuned for updates on finalists, the awards ceremony where winners will be announced, and your next opportunity to submit a nomination.
The call for nominations has closed

Launching the Arctic Inspiration Youth Prize

Shape Your North!
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SAVE THE DATE: May 7, 2024

The 12th Annual Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference in Whitehorse, YT
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Impact Visualization

Telling the impact stories of Laureates
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Arctic Inspiration Youth Prize Artwork

New artwork revealed to inspire young people to "Rise to the Prize"
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What an incredible celebration!
11th Annual Awards Ceremony

AIP Awards Ceremony: Watch Recording

Watch a recording of the 11th Annual Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony held February 8, 2023
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By the North, For the North

By the North, For the North. Six little words, but they mean so much.
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The Arctic Inspiration Prize

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The AIP is the largest annual prize in Canada. By celebrating and providing seed-funding to Northern teams with innovative project ideas, the AIP supports Northerners in bringing initiatives to life that bring about the changes they want to see in their communities.

The Arctic Inspiration Prize is by the North and for the North and is a community of people and groups, including Indigenous organizations, academia, governments, non-governmental organizations, industry, philanthropy, media and arts and culture organizations, who share a common goal: to recognize northern innovation and excellence and encourage teamwork for the betterment of life in Canada’s North.

Featured Laureates

Learn more about the AIP’s outstanding Laureates, their projects and the difference they are making in their communities.
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How it works

The AIP is a prize for diverse teams who have come together to get an innovative and creative idea off the ground. Unlike a traditional prize, the AIP offers seed-money and the ability to start something new. To apply, you need an idea, a team and the support of your community or region. Projects can be in the fields of education, sustainable housing, health, performing arts, traditional knowledge, language, and science. The AIP is also about celebrating innovation and the teams that lead the way. Every year the AIP community comes together to recognize the new Laureates and honour the amazing creativity, talent ingenuity and resilience of the North and Northerners.

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Featured Stories

Learn more about the Arctic Inspiration Prize, the Laureates and Finalists, the Annual Awards Ceremony.
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Jasmine Redfern joins the Arctic Inspiration Prize as inaugural CEO 

Oct 23 2023
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Impact Visualization

Aug 3 2023
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Launching the Arctic Inspiration Youth Prize!

Aug 30 2023
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New artwork revealed to inspire young people to “Rise to the Prize”

Aug 30 2023

Co-Owners

AIP Community

Yukon

Blair Hogan
Yukon

Northwest Territories

Wally Schumann
Chair, Northwest Territories

Inuvialuit Settlement Region

TBA

Nunavut

Reanna Johnston
Nunavut

Nunavik

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Andy Moorhouse
Nunavik

Nunatsiavut

Jenna Gilbride
Vice Chair, Nunatsiavut