$3 million Arctic Inspiration Prize Letter of Intent Deadline Approaches

September 1, 2021

The Arctic Inspiration Prize, awards annually: 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. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the AIP is the largest annual prize in Canada and is exclusively for northern teams kickstarting projects that stand to benefit the people and communities of the North.


Arctic Inspiration Prize Letter of Intent: Teams that have questions about eligibility can submit a two-page Letter of Intent to receive feedback on the eligibility of their project idea. Letters of Intent can be submitted until September 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT deadline. If teams have submitted a Letter of Intent early enough, they have the opportunity to make changes based on the feedback received and resubmit their letter one more time before the deadline. Letters should be submitted to the Arctic Inspiration Prize office by e-mail to: [email protected]


AIP Laureate Quote: “Most other funding applications have very strict criteria. In comparison, the AIP is focused on ideas that can help the community. It is a resource that can help you realize your dream of making your community better, by bringing your ideas to life. It provides the opportunity to make the North stronger and better. You are only limited by how you limit yourself.” Glen Brocklebank, The Qajaq Program – 2017 Laureate and Trustee

AIP Impact: Over the course of the past 10 years, the AIP has awarded over $16.4 million to 41 northern teams, helping their dreams and those of their communities come true.

About the AIP

As the largest annual prize in Canada, the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) encourages, enables and celebrates the inspiring achievements of the people of the North. The AIP recognizes diverse teams and enables their innovative projects in the fields of education, sustainable housing, health, performing arts, traditional knowledge, language, and science. Each year, the AIP awards: 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.

For further information, please contact:

Allison MacLachlan
(613) 316-3473
[email protected]


ᑐᓴᕈᑎᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᑐᓴᕐᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᑐᖅ: 3 ᒥᓕᐊᓐ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ  ᑎᑎᖃᖅ ᐱᔪᒥᓇᕐᑐᓂᑦ ᒪᑐᕝᕕᑦᓴᖓ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᕐᒪᑦ

ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᑐᖅ, ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᕙᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ: ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ $1 ᒥᓕᐊᓐ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᑐᖅ, ᑎᓴᒪᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᖢᑎᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᑐᑦ ᐊᑭᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᖢᑎᒃ $500,000 ᐊᑐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᓴᒪᐅᔪᓐᖏᒑᕐᓗᐊᕐᑐᓂᒃ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᑐᑦ ᐊᑭᕋᕈᓐᓇᕐᖢᑎᒃ $100,000 ᐊᑐᓂ.  ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ 10ᖑᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᓇᓪᓕᐅᓐᓂᕐᓯᐅᕐᕕᒋᔭᖓ, ᑖᓇ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᑐᖅ ᐊᖏᓂᕐᐹᖑᖕᒪᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐅᖑᕙᒃᑐᓂᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᕌᖓᓗᐊᕐᖢᓂ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᕐᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖑᕙᒃᑐᓂᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᒋᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᒪᑭᑕᔾᔪᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᓄᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᕐᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ.

ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ ᑎᑎᖃᖅ ᐱᔪᒥᓇᕐᑐᓂᑦ:  ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒃᐸᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᐱᖁᑎᒃᓴᖃᕐᐸᑕ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᖔᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑐᓐᓂᕆᔪᓐᓇᕐᑐᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᑉᓂᑦ-ᒪᒃᐱᒃᑐᕋᖃᕐᓗᒍ ᑎᑎᖃᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᓐᓂᖁᑎᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᑐᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᕐᖢᓂ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 7, 2021 ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐅᑎ 11:59 ᐅᓄᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑭᓐᓇᕐᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐅᑎᖓ ᒪᓕᒃᖢᒍ ᒪᑐᕝᕕᒋᓂᐊᕐᑕᖓ.  ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᕆᒃᐸᑕ ᑎᑎᖃᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᒃᓴᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᒥᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓵᓕᒃᐸᑕ, ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᓴᐅᓂᐊᕐᑐᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓯᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕈᑎᒃ ᑭᐅᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖁᑎᒋᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐋᕿᒃᓯᒋᐊᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᑐᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐊᑲᓐᓂᕐᓗᒍ ᑎᑎᖃᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᒪᑐᕝᕕᒃᓴᖓ ᑎᑭᓚᐅᖏᑎᓪᓗᒍ.  ᑎᑎᖃᐃᑦ ᑐᓂᖁᑎᒋᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᑐᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ ᐅᓪᓚᕕᖓᓄᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᒋᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᕗᖓ: [email protected]

ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᑐᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓯᒪᖕᒪᑦ: "ᐊᓯᓕᒫᖏᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᕐᑖᕈᑎᒋᔭᐅᓇᓱᒃᐸᒃᑐᑦ ᑕᑕᑎᕐᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᓖᑦ ᐊᔪᕈᑎᖃᕐᑐᓂᒃ ᓴᕿᑎᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ, ᐅᑯᐊ ᕿᒥᕈᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ ᑐᕌᒐᖃᕐᓂᕐᓴᐅᖕᒪᑕ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᑐᓂᒡᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ.  ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᖕᒪᒍ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᖃᕐᓗᓂᓗ ᐃᓕᖕᓂᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᐊᕋᕕᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᑐᑎᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᓂᖃᕐᓂᕆᔭᕐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᒋᔭᕐᓂᑦ ᒪᑭᑎᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᓂᑦ, ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᑎᑦ ᓴᕿᑎᑦᑐᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᕐᑕᑎᑦ.  ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᐱᔪᒥᓇᕐᑐᓂᒃ ᒪᑭᒋᐊᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᕐᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᕐᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᓴᖏᑎᒋᐊᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᕐᖢᓂᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᕐᖢᓂ.  ᐃᕝᕕᑦ ᐊᔪᕈᑎᒋᔭᑐᐊᕆᔭᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖕᓂᑦ ᐊᔪᕐᑎᑯᕕᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ." ᒋᓕᓐ ᐸᕋᒃᐸᐃᒃ,  ᑖᓐᓇ ᖃᔮᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ-2017 ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᑐᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᕐᑎᐅᔪᖅ

ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓯᒪᖕᒪᑦ:  ᐃᖏᕋᓕᕐᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᓂᒍᕐᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ 10 ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ, ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ ᑐᓂᓯᓯᒪᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᖄᖏᕐᖢᒋᑦ $16.4 ᒥᓕᐊᓐ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ 41 ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᕐᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖑᕙᒃᑐᓄᑦ, ᐃᑲᔫᑎᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᒪᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᓄᓇᓕᒋᔭᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᖑᕐᑎᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ.

ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᔭᖓ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ

ᐊᖏᓂᕐᐹᖑᖕᒪᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᓴᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᕙᒃᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᑦ, ᑖᓐᓇ Arctic Inspiration Prize (ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ) ᐃᑲᔪᕐᑐᐃᖕᒪᑦ, ᐊᔪᖏᑎᑦᑎᓗᓂᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᖃᑎᒋᓗᒋᑦ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥᓇᕐᑐᖅ ᐱᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐃᓄᒋᔭᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᖕᓇᕐᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ.  ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᓯᖕᒪᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᔭᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖑᕙᒃᑐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᔪᖏᑎᑦᑎᓗᓂ ᒪᑭᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒪᔭᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᐸᓪᓕᐊᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᒪᑭᑕᑎᑕᐅᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᒡᓗᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂᑦ, ᑎᒥᖃᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᒧᓪᓗ, ᐃᓄᒋᐊᒃᑐᓂᓪᓗ ᓴᕿᔮᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐃᓕᖁᓯᕆᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ.  ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ , ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᔪᒃᓴᐃᑦ: ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ 1 ᒥᓕᐊᓐ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᐃᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ, ᑎᓴᒪᖑᕈᓐᓇᕐᖢᓂᓗ ᐊᑭᖃᓪᓗᐊᕐᑐᓂᒃ to $500,000 ᐊᑐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᓴᒪᐅᔪᓐᖏᒑᕐᓗᐊᕐᑐᓂᒃ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᑐᑦ ᐊᑭᕋᕈᓐᓇᕐᖢᑎᒃ $100,000 ᐊᑐᓂ.  ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᖏᕋᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᑯᓄᖓ ᐊᐅᖕᓇᕐᒥᐊᓱᔪᑦ-ᓯᕗᓕᐅᕆᔪᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒥᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᐅᑎᖃᕐᖢᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᕐᖄᕐᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ, ᒐᕙᒪᓂᒡᓗ, ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᑎᐅᔪᓂᒡᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᕕᖃᐅᕐᑐᓂᑦ, ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᑐᓂᒃᓗ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᒫᖓᑦ ᐊᐅᖕᓇᕐᒥᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᒡᒋᕐᒥᑦ.

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