Our Team

Executive Director

Ulrike Komaksiutiksak
email: ulrike@arcticrose.org
cell:  613-324-7720

Elizabeth Gordon, Inuit Art Expression Lead

Elizabeth Gordon (ilisapi) is an Inuk, mixed media artist, born and raised in Iqaluit, Nunavut, who now resides in Ontario.  Elizabeth is known for her unique art with gourds, she grows, paints, wood burns, sculpts and carves them to depict northern imagery and Inuit legends.  She enjoys exploring new artistic techniques and materials.  Her other artistic interests include:  painting, creating jewellery, doll making, beading, caribou hair tufting, sewing, sculpting polymer clay faces of Inuit elders, stained glass, pottery, and wood working.  Elizabeth enjoys traveling to the north to share and teach youth and adults the joys and wholesome aspects of creating art.

Community Artist Liaison and Mentor (CALM) Workers:

Emily Brown (2020 – current), Rankin Inlet
Trinity Hickes (2019 -current), Rankin Inlet
Aislyn Omilgoetok (2019 –Current), Cambridge Bay
Deanna Taylor (2020 – current), Cambridge Bay
Cheryl Tilley (2021 – current), Arctic Bay
Angie Issigaitok (2021-current), Arctic Bay

Kamajiit Assistant:

Cassandra Saumik (2021 – current), Rankin Inlet

Regional Program Coordinators:

Tanya Tugak, Kivalliq Region 2020 – current

Guest Artists:

Elizabeth Gordon
Hovak Johnston
Jesse Tungilik
Susan Aglukark
Veronica Puskas

Mental Health:

Andrew Gentile, Holistic Mental Health Specialist


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.