Our Team

Founder, Program Developer:

  • Susan Aglukark, O.C

Executive Director:

  • Ulrike Komaksiutiksak

Email: ulrike@arcticrose.org

Program Manager:

  • Jane Rudolph

Email: jane.r@arcticrose.org

Finance Manager:

  • Sybil Fernandes

Email: sybil@arcticrose.org

Program and Administrative Assistant:

  • Desiree Autut

Email: programassistant@arcticrose.org

Community Artist Liaison and Mentor (CALM) Workers:

  • ARF currently has youth CALM Workers leading Messy Book Programs in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Northern Ontario

Kamajiit Youth Support Assistant:

  • ARF currently has one Kamajiit Youth Support Assistant leading the  Kamajiit program in Arviat, Nunavut.

Guest Artists:

Currently we have a roster of over 20 Guest Artists who visit our programs. 

Mental Health & Wellbeing:

  • Angela Grier, ARF Mental Health Lead, M.ED Counseling Psychology, Registered Provisional Psychologist, Piikani (Blackfoot)

  • Mikka Komaksiutiksak, CALM Worker Mentor & Therapeutic Arts Practitioner


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.