Our Champions

The Arctic Rose Foundation is grateful for the support of our funders, donors, sponsors, and supporters:

Funders and Partners

The Messy Book Program is supported by:

  • Inuit Child First Initiative Northern Region, Indigenous Services Canada
  • Canadian Women’s Foundation
  • The Government of Canada and Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE)
  • MakeWay
  • Kiilinik High School, Cambridge Bay
  • Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik, Rankin Inlet
  • Inuujaq School, Arctic Bay
  • Connected North

The Kamajiit Program is supported by:

  • 2019 Laureate of the Arctic Inspiration Prize
  • Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik, Rankin Inlet


We would like to recognize the contributions of our sponsors who help make offering our programs possible:

  • Arctic Cooperatives Limited
  • Canadian North


  • Kingfisher Foundation
  • Sunlife Mosaic Inclusion Network
  • Sunlife
  • Workday
  • Marion and Ren Henderson Fund for Grieving Children (a fund held within the Oakville Community Foundation)
  • Henderson Partners LLP 

Thank you also to those who have generously donated to the Arctic Rose Foundation through Canada Helps. We greatly appreciate your support as your donations provide much needed resources to our programs that benefit Inuit and Indigenous youth in the north.


Kerry Potts
Thank you to Kerry Potts for providing her time, expertise and support in writing grant proposals for the ARF.

Jon Troth
Thank you to website developer, Jon Troth, for his generous support to create our new website.

NVision Insight Group
Thank you NVision, for providing in kind facilitation for The Arctic Rose Foundation’s first strategic planning session.

East York-Scarborough Reading Association
Thank you to the East York-Scarborough Reading Association for your outreach and generous donation to our programs.

Longview Communications & Public Affairs
Thank you to the Longview team for providing pro bono support for our communications.

Thank you to Ajay Modagi for your support with our website.

And a big thank you to the many  dedicated volunteers who have been connected with the Arctic Rose Foundation over the years, your help and support is greatly appreciated and has brought us to where we are today.

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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 grew out of the Arctic Rose Project, started by Inuk singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark in 2012. Officially designated as a registered charity in 2016, and incorporated in 2020, the Arctic Rose Foundation works to support Northern Inuit, First Nations and Métis youth through the creation of Indigenous-led, arts-based after school programs, and other engaging cultural and creative projects.