Honorary Patrons

The Arctic Inspiration Prize is honoured to have support from Honorary Patrons from across the country. Honorary Patrons are northern and southern dignitaries who acknowledge the significant impact made by the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) and its Laureates across the Canadian Arctic. Each Patron, in their own way and as they wish, helps to increase the beneficial outcomes for northern communities.

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Michel Allard
Professor, Centre for Northern Studies, Université Laval
Jason Annahatak
Jason Annahatak
Former Trustee, Nunavik, Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust & Coordinator of Student Services, Dawson College
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Hon. Larry Bagnell
Member of Parliament for Yukon
Patti Balsillie
Patti Balsillie
Former Chair, Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust & Founder, Patti Balsillie Management Consulting
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Hon. Angélique Bernard
Commissioner of Yukon
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Hon. J. Michel Doyon
Lieutenant Governor of Québec
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Dr. Peter Harrison, CM
Former and founding member, AIP National Selection Committee; Professor Emeritus, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University & Chair, Governing Council, Ocean Tracking Network, Dalhousie University
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Kyla Kakfwi-Scott
Former Trustee, Northwest Territories, Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust; Former and founding member, AIP National Selection Committee & Senior Advisor, Government of the Northwest Territories
Nellie Kusugak
Nellie T. Kusugak
Former Commissioner of Nunavut
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Sarah Leo
Former Trustee, Nunatsiavut, Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust; Former member, AIP National Selection Committee & Chief Operating Officer, Nunatsiavut Group of Companies
Steven Nitah
Steven Nitah
Negotiator, Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation & Laureate, Thaidene Nene Initiative; Former member RSC for NWT - Representing Laureates
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Tom Paddon
Former and founding member, AIP National Selection Committee, Chairman, Baffinland Iron Mine Corporation
Sophie Pamak
Sophie Pamak
Former Trustee, Nunatsiavut, Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust & Home Care Nurse, Department of Health and Social Development, Nunatsiavut Government
Caroline Sparks
Caroline Sparks
Consultant, C. Sparks Consulting & Laureate, Tri-Territorial Recreation Training Project (Recreation North), RSC for Yukon - Representing Laureates