Christmas Food bank Program

What began in 2012 as the Arctic Rose Project – an annual Christmas Food Bank campaign to help give families living in Northern communities some relief over the holidays – became the impetus that inspired Susan Aglukark to establish the Arctic Rose Foundation.

With the support of Arctic Co-operatives Limited and other partners, the Christmas Food Bank Program has raised cash and corporate donations to send non-perishable food items to a Nunavut food bank each year during the holiday season.

“The campaign is a once-a-year gift to Northern-based food banks that not only provides some relief during the holidays, but also gives families a sense of dignity – which is often lacking in our Northern communities due to food insecurity and poverty, especially over the Christmas holidays.”

Susan Aglukark, Founder & Program Developer, The Arctic Rose Foundation


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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.