Who We Are

As a young population that is a majority, education is definitely a priority…  And also ensuring culture and language education is included in that theme.

Maatalli Okalik

Leader of the National Inuit Youth Council (Nunatsiaq News, June 2015)

The Arctic Rose Foundation is a registered Canadian charity (CRA# 800801879RR0001).

Founded by Inuk singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark, the purpose of the Arctic Rose Foundation is to support Northern Inuit, First Nations and Metis youth, promote emotional and mental wellness, and connect them with their culture through intentional and adaptable arts-based programming. Through these programs and partnerships, youth are given a safe space, an emotional outlet, and access to Indigenous leaders, role models, employment opportunities and mentorship to help them deal with the existing structural inequities and barriers that are faced in the North.  When a need is identified and a program does not exist, the Arctic Rose Foundation will develop one with the assistance and participation of respective communities.


To instill hope for Northern Inuit and Indigenous youth through the creation of physically, emotionally, mentally, and culturally safe spaces. 


To ensure Northern Inuit and Indigenous youth and their families have access to holistic, Indigenous-led and culturally-adaptable programming that engages, nurtures and supports them in healthy and meaningful ways.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 11336, Nepean PO H, Ontario K2H 7V1

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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.