About Us

In 2008, a resolution was passed by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) Board of Directors to create Inuit Qaujisarvingat, a centre for research at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national organization representing Inuit in Canada.

Our Vision

Inuit Qaujisarvingat envisions a world in which Inuit and Inuit knowledge advance sustainable Arctic science and policy.

Our Mission

Inuit Qaujisarvingat will focus efforts to ensure an increasingly active role for Inuit in research that leads to the generation of innovative knowledge for improved research, science and policy making within a Canadian, circumpolar and global context.

Our Audience

Inuit Qaujisarvingat supports those involved in Arctic and Inuit research and policy development from community to international levels. This is a diverse group, including Inuit organizations, researchers and policy makers, governments, and Arctic research networks.

For more information about Inuit Qaujisarvingat and its work, please see this page to read about our priorities and projects, or watch this video shown on National Geographic:

You can also download a copy of our quadrilingual brochure.


Inuit Qaujisarvingat at ITK

Inuit Qaujisarvingat is one of two Centres at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (see organizational structure below).

Our Committee

Inuit Qaujisarvingat is also guided by a National Committee