Jasmine Redfern joins the Arctic Inspiration Prize as inaugural CEO

October 23, 2023

The Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust is delighted to announce that Jasmine Redfern will be joining the AIP team as the program’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer.  

Ms. Redfern is a community-builder committed to advancing awareness and visibility of the uniqueness of the North, including Inuit and First Nations. Her career spans leadership roles in human rights, arts and culture, and health, including serving as Tribunal Chair for the Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal, and most recently as legal counsel for the Legal Services Board of Nunavut. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan. 

“Jasmine is a dedicated leader in her community and an advocate for the North. We are thrilled she is joining the AIP team to help us live our mission of maintaining and expanding this ground-breaking program that is by the North and for the North,” said Wally Schumann, Chair of the AIP Trust. 

Ms. Redfern is known for nurturing relationships with and harmonizing diverse groups of partners and stakeholders to take action on community-changing initiatives. Her strong relationships across the North will be instrumental in helping the AIP reach even more communities. 

“I am both thrilled and humbled to be joining the AIP to contribute to the success of the AIP as a hub for Arctic innovation. I look forward to strengthening our relationships with communities across the North and fostering our connections with the southern philanthropic community,” Jasmine Redfern, CEO of the Arctic Inspiration Prize. 

This work will include raising awareness of the new Arctic Inspiration Youth Prize. Formerly titled the Youth prize category, this is a new prize that will award up to $700,000 every year to youth teams to enhance life in their communities.  

The next AIP Awards Ceremony will take place on May 7, 2024 in conjunction with the Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference in Whitehorse, Yukon.

About the Arctic Inspiration Prize

As the largest annual prize in Canada, the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) inspires, enables and celebrates the achievements of the people of the North. The AIP recognizes diverse teams and enables their innovative projects in the fields of education; health and wellbeing; culture, arts and language; science and traditional knowledge; climate change; and the economy. Each year, the AIP awards up to $3.7 million: one $1 million prize, up to four prizes of up to $500,000 each, and up to seven youth prizes of up to $100,000 each. The AIP is owned and governed by the northern-led AIP Charitable Trust and is a community of Indigenous organizations, governments, industry, philanthropy, and many other partners from the North and South. Learn more at www.ArcticInspirationPrize.ca

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Allison MacLachlan
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