Our Team

Founder, Program Developer:

  • Susan Aglukark

Executive Director:

Program & Administrative Assistant:

  • April Akeeagok

Inuit Art Expression Lead:

  • Elizabeth Gordan

Community Artist Liaison and Mentor (CALM) Workers:

  • The Arctic Rose Foundation currently has eight CALM Workers leading Messy Book Programs at their schools in Rankin Inlet and Arctic Bay

Kamajiit Assistants:

  • The Arctic Rose Foundation currently has two Kamajiit Assistants in Rankin Inlet

Regional Program Coordinator:

  • Alikammiarak Sigurdson

Guest Artists:

We are building our roster of Guest Artists. Currently in our program are:

  • Elizabeth Gordon
  • Hovak Johnston
  • Susan Aglukark
  • Veronica Puskas

Mental Health & Wellbeing:

  • Andrew Gentile, Holistic Mental Health Specialist
  • Mikka Komaksiutiksak, CALM Worker Mentor & Therapeutic Arts Practitioner


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 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.