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.)