NURRAIT Program

Year:
2016
Region:
Nunavik
Type:
Finalist
Theme:
Children & Youth, Environment, Health & Wellness, Recreation, Skills development
Category:
AIP

An active lifestyle, proper nutrition, and a sense of belonging all play a vital role in nurturing healthy communities. NURRAIT, a unique eight-month healthy living, environmental awareness, and leadership program that culminates in a five-day cross-country ski expedition, aims to expand its program to 14 Nunavik communities. With the support of Inuit elders, educators, professional ski instructors and guides, and public and private-sector organizations, NURRAIT encourages young people to experience the lifestyles of their ancestors while learning valuable skills to deal with life’s challenges.

(Note that this project was a Finalist prior to 2017, when the current 3-tiered prize model was put in place. Their nomination therefore does not correspond to a particular category.)

Nominator: Michael Barrett
Associate Director, Renewable Resources, Environment, Lands And Parks Department, Kativik Regional Government
Team:
Leader: Marie-Hélène Caron, Project Assistant, NURRAIT; Communications Officer, Tamaani Internet, Kativik Regional Government | Alexandre Dubé, Arnaud Janvier, Catherine Boivin, Jessica Olivier, Jessie Taqulik, Joanna Cooper, Judith Nalyuiyuk, Liam Walke, Maggie McDonald, Marc-André Laurin, Mina Rita Niviaxie, Nathan Nowrakudluk-Shields, Olivier Mercier, Pierre-Luc Vaudreuil, Tuniq Berthe, Valérie Raymond, Willlie Akpahatak