Halton Hills Inuit Outreach

Vision

The Halton Hills Inuit Outreach Program is honouring our cultures, healing each other.

Mission

Halton Hills Inuit Outreach Project is a network of churches, schools, corporations, community groups and individuals who respond to the identified needs of communities in the North; build relationships with northern community leaders; and promote understanding of Inuit culture and life in the North.

Outreach Beginnings

In 2010 we were blessed to be introduced to Dagny Langer. While living in Montreal, Dagny fostered over 300 Inuit babies and children over 30 years, and adopted three. She said, “the little ones are in great need.” And so, it began.

Dagny and Lucy Inukpuk, Dagny’s daughter our Makivik contact, are champions of the Inuit Outreach Program (IOP).

Responding to the Need

The Halton Hills Inuit Outreach Program has offset the high cost of living by an estimated one million dollars, since 2010. Through support and volunteers of communities across Southern Ontario and as far away as Victoria, BC, have offset the high cost of living by shipping over 11 tons to remote Northern Inuit and Cree communities and, most recently, Montreal’s Open Door and Transit House. 1000’s of volunteer hours, including our local youth earning high school community hours have been logged. We are facilitating learning of Inuit culture and the challenges they face. We are forming relationships so that we have a better understanding of those living in remote communities. 

What Do We Send?

·         New or gently used baby and children, teenager, women and men’s clothes

·         Diapers, wipes, baby toiletries

·         Linens – bedding, towels

·         Hygiene products

·         Sewing materials, machines

·         Soccer and Hockey gear

·         Food (special requests only)

 

Communities Supported Today

Through our contacts in Nunavik and Nunavut, we have learned first-hand about the challenges facing our Inuit neighbours. We are also aware of the challenges facing Inuit as they move from their communities into urban centres.

The Northern communities we support:

Nunavik

Akulivik

Inukjuak

Kangursik

Kujjurapiik

Umiujaq

Tasiuaq

Nunavut

Arctic Bay

Iqaluit

Saniqilluaq

Open Door, Montreal

Inuit Transit House, Montreal

Baffin Medical Transit House, Ottawa (in discussions)

 

 

 

Learning Series

We also facilitate Inuit cultural events and present to a variety of service clubs and schools. Last year we hosted:

·         Martha of the North CFB film with a facilitated Q&A

·         Johnny Issaluk, presentation and Q&A

·         Tauni Sheldon, Inuk Cultural Event

To celebrate Canada 150, the IOP will be supporting the cultural event on June 3rd in Norval.

http://www.norval-on-the-credit.ca

Our Church Community

       St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Norval

       St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Hornby

       St. John’s Anglican Church, Halton Hills

       St George's Anglican Church, St. Catherine's

       Norval United Church

       Norval Presbyterian Church

       Bethel Christian Reform, Acton

       St. Bartholomew United Church, Brampton

       All Saints, Anglican Church, King City

       Kings Sons and Daughters, Ottawa

Partnerships and Relationships

·         Makivik’s Air Inuit, Montreal and First Air, Ottawa

·         Sharp Transport

·         Pete Adema, Bethel Christian Reform Church

·         Budget Truck Rental

·         Johnsons & Johnsons, Canada

·         Friends of the North

·         Helping our Northern Neighbours

·         The Aboriginal Youth Club, Centre Wellington (Fergus) DHS

·         Montgomery Village Public School, Orangeville

·         Peel and Halton School Boards

·         Chance to Play, Georgetown

·         SOS (Southern Ontario Support) of the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW)

·         Silverwood Women’s Institute

 

 

Contact Us

PH: 289-201-9453

Email: hhinuitoutreachproject@gmail.com

Location

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 16 Adamson St., S, Norval L0P 1K0

Learn More

Church Website: http://stpaulsnorval.ca/inuit-outreach-program.html

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/InuitOutreachProject/ or

IOP (temporary) Website https://www.smore.com/k38rw-inuit-outreach-project.



Vision

Halton Hills Inuit Outreach Program, honouring our cultures, healing each other.

Mission

Halton Hills Inuit Outreach Program is a network of churches, schools, corporations, community groups and individuals who respond to the identified needs of communities in the North.

We build relationships with northern communities.

We promote understanding of Inuit culture and life in the North.

Visit our table at Willow Park. The Inuit Outreach Program and host Tauni Sheldon, and her son Albie, once again. Tauni will share her Inuit Culture.


Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Carolyn Bennett with Tauni and her son Albie at the

University of Toronto Pow Wow in March, 2017.

 

Contact Us

      Ph: 289-201-9453

      Website http://stpaulsnorval.ca/inuit-outreach-program.html

      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InuitOutreachProject/

      Location: St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 16 Adamson St., S, Norval L0P 1K0