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