The Arctic Rose Foundation provides its supporters an informed and unique opportunity to make a positive contribution to Northern communities.


Susan Aglukark, an Inuk originally from Arviat in Nunavut, works to improve the lives of people in the North, Inuit Nunangat and Northern Provinces. She invites you to make a difference.


Susan believes in the healing powers of art and music, she shares her experience of healing with Northern communities and around the world.
“We have an extraordinary past, much of which has been kept from us, and removed from the history books. To give them, and ourselves, the opportunity to learn about our very own heroes, heroes our children and youth desperately need right now, to engage them in that story and that culture, will help them to aspire for more, to dream and to reframe who they are in today’s world.”

– Susan Aglukark, Founder, The Arctic Rose Foundation

Donate Today

If you are ready to help make a difference to the lives of children and youth
in the North, please donate today. Follow the link to our Canada Helps
donation page to make a secure donation.

Life in the North

The youth in Canada’s northern communities face many challenges related to population, education, suicide and health. The Arctic Rose Foundation seeks to help address these challenges.

A traumatic past
The legacy of the residential school system has left a mark on families who struggle with social issues as well as having the highest rate of suicides.

Population growth
The population growth rate in Nunavut is 3 times the national average. The stress on the system creates many challenges.

Health and wellness
Northerners face challenges due to income and housing discrepencies, access to healthy food, and
culturally relevant counselling.

Contact Us

200 North Service Road West, Unit 1, Suite 355, Oakville, ON, L6M 2Y1

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The Arctic Rose Foundation is a charitable organization that was founded by Susan Aglukark in 2012 and officially designated as a registered charity in 2016. The mission of The Arctic Rose Foundation is to instill hope for Northern Inuit, First Nations and Metis children, youth and their families through the creation of physically, emotionally, mentally, culturally safe places and the provision of holistic, adaptable programming that engages, nurtures and supports them in healthy and meaningful ways.