Our Team

Founder, Program Developer:

  • Susan Aglukark

Executive Director:

Inuit Art Expression Lead:

  • Elizabeth Gordan

Community Artist Liaison and Mentor (CALM) Workers:

  • The Arctic Rose Foundation currently has ten CALM Workers leading Messy Book Programs at their schools in Rankin Inlet, Arctic Bay, Sanikiluaq and Cambridge Bay.

Kamajiit Assistant:

  • Position vacant

Nunavut​ Program Coordinator:

Guest Artists:

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

  • Susan Aglukark
  • Elizabeth Gordon
  • Muckpaloo Ipeelee
  • Hovak Johnston
  • Braden Johnston
  • Mikka Komaksiutiksak
  • Simik Komaksiutiksak
  • Veronica Puskas

Mental Health & Wellbeing:

  • Andrew Gentile, Holistic Mental Health Specialist
  • Mikka Komaksiutiksak, CALM Worker Mentor & Therapeutic Arts Practitioner
  • Angela Grier, M.ED Counselling Psychology, Registered Provisional Psychologist, Piikani (Blackfoot)


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.