Northern Compass

Inuit Nunangat, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
Children & Youth, Education & Learning
$1 Million

Northern Compass received the grand prize of $1 million to enable Northern youth to successfully transition from high school to post-secondary education (PSE) and on to fulfilling careers through pathways relevant to their cultural context. These pathways will address the central problems preventing success: lack of information, absence of relevant tailored transition supports, no centralized system investing in youth success, and young people lacking the confidence and ability to navigate these foreign systems. Supports will include trained coaches, accessible and relevant resources, on-campus programming, and a network of role models and volunteers. The project will serve youth between the ages of 15 and 25, living in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

Nominator: The Honourable David Joanasie
Minister of Education, Minister of Culture and Heritage, Minister of Languages, Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
Karen Aglukark, Rebecca Bisson, Lois Philipp, Jim Snider (Team Leaders), Jonathan Holmes, Cecile Lyall, Patricia MacNeil, Giselle M. Marion, Shirley Peterson, Rebecca Plotner, Art Sateana, Bradley Thom, Janelle Wilson


Looking to the Future
Artist: Violet Gatensby