Friends of the North
Arctic Bay

“Our Mission is to alleviate poverty in Nunavut by assisting communities with programs such as Food Banks, Community Pre/post Natal, and youth programs.”


67% of families in Nunavut suffer from food insecurity, that is 8x the national average

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Nunavut unemployment rate 17.2%. National unemployment rate 6.6% (as of April 1, 2015)

Arctic Bay

More than 3,000 households in Nunavut are estimated to be homeless and waiting for social housing, according to the Nunavut Housing Corporation.