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The National Voice of Inuit Women

Pauktuutit is the national representative organization of Inuit women in Canada and is governed by a 14-member Board of Directors from across Canada. We foster greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, advocate for equality and social improvements, and encourage Inuit women’s full participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada.

President’s Message

Tungasuritsi! It is my pleasure to present Pauktuutit’s official website. Pauktuutit has been advocating for the social, cultural, political and economic betterment of Inuit women, their families and communities since 1984 – a rich history I am proud to contribute to alongside our Board of Directors. I invite you to learn more about the realities of Inuit women and the work Pauktuutit does by reading about our mandate, advocacy, and department projects. By working with government, community leaders and Inuit organizations, we support Inuit women to reach their full potential in safe, happy communities. Nakurmiik! — Rebecca Kudloo

Latest News

Request for Proposals: Development of Visual Resources – Budgeting and Operational Costs

This project will further develop existing operations and resources of the Inuit Women in Business Network (IWBN), to be available in both languages, English and Inuktut, and made available across Inuit Nunangat and the rest of Canada. The project will also provide strategic direction on the organization’s broad economic development activities directly from Inuit women.

Request for Proposals: Understanding the Needs of Urban Inuit Women – A Focus on Child Wellbeing

The inital goals of the project have shifted with the onset of COVID-19. Several vulnerabilities have quickly become apparent for Inuit women and children living outside Inuit Nunangat. The pandemic has deepened pre-existing gendered inequalities and exposed vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems which compound one another. For example, the lack of available and affordable childcare, makes earning a livelihood difficult for Inuit women. Children not attending school because of COVID-19 require full-time attention, while home confinement exacerbates family tensions. The loss of income creates additional stress in an already difficult reality for Inuit women.

The National Voice of Inuit Women

Pauktuutit is the national representative organization of Inuit women in Canada and is governed by a 14-member Board of Directors from across Canada. We foster greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, advocate for equality and social improvements, and encourage Inuit women’s full participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada.

President’s Message

Tungasuritsi! It is my pleasure to present Pauktuutit’s official website.

Pauktuutit has been advocating for the social, cultural, political and economic betterment of Inuit women, their families and communities since 1984 – a rich history I am proud to contribute to alongside our Board of Directors.

I invite you to learn more about the realities of Inuit women and the work Pauktuutit does by reading about our mandate, advocacy, and department projects.

By working with government, community leaders and Inuit organizations, we support Inuit women to reach their full potential in safe, happy communities. Nakurmiik! — Rebecca Kudloo

Our COVID-19 resource page contains links to key information about COVID-19 that you can use. 

Addressing Gendered Violence against Inuit Women:

A review of police policies and practices in Inuit Nunangat

Full Report & Recommendations
Pauktuutit Inuit Women Canada
and
Dr. Elizabeth Comack
Department of Sociology and Criminology
University of Manitoba

Ensuring the Safety and Well-Being of Inuit Women in the Resource Extraction Industry:

A literature review

This literature review is an important component of a three-year project which addresses the economic security of Inuit women in the resource extraction industry. Funding for this research is provided by Women and Gender Equality Canada.

Cannabis Prevalence and Interventions in Inuit Communities

A literature review

This report presents the findings of a scoping review conducted to inform a larger project with Inuit women, youth, and their partners that will develop an awareness and education campaign that encompasses a harm reduction approach to cannabis use.

Reproductive Health Rights

A Summary Report

Inuit have unique needs and experiences that differ from First Nations and Métis, so Inuit women are at a different starting point around reproductive and sexual health rights. Learning requires a distinct, unique, and Inuit-specific approach.

Latest News

Request for Proposals: Development of Visual Resources – Budgeting and Operational Costs

This project will further develop existing operations and resources of the Inuit Women in Business Network (IWBN), to be available in both languages, English and Inuktut, and made available across Inuit Nunangat and the rest of Canada. The project will also provide strategic direction on the organization’s broad economic development activities directly from Inuit women.

Request for Proposals: Understanding the Needs of Urban Inuit Women – A Focus on Child Wellbeing

The inital goals of the project have shifted with the onset of COVID-19. Several vulnerabilities have quickly become apparent for Inuit women and children living outside Inuit Nunangat. The pandemic has deepened pre-existing gendered inequalities and exposed vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems which compound one another. For example, the lack of available and affordable childcare, makes earning a livelihood difficult for Inuit women. Children not attending school because of COVID-19 require full-time attention, while home confinement exacerbates family tensions. The loss of income creates additional stress in an already difficult reality for Inuit women.

Request for Proposals: Cannabis in Our Communities: A Focus on Inuit Youth and Maternal Health and Well-being.

The proposed project is innovative and will reach and target a largely underserved population: Inuit. Pauktuutit is responding to the need for public education, awareness, harm reduction and prevention initiatives that align with the social context of Inuit knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours around cannabis consumption, and in the context of a shifting Northern health, social and economic environment.

Current Initiatives

Adapted Community Readiness Model (CRM)

Questions for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Screening with Inuit Communities

Sivummuatsiarniq

An Urban Resource Guide for Inuit Women

Naturally Curious

Talking to Youth About Sexual Health

Inuit Women in Business Network

Strong Businesswomen. Strong Communities. Strong North.

Nipimit Nanisiniq

Finding Voice

Believe. Ask. Connect.

Sharing your deepest secrets isn’t easy.

Tavva

National Inuit Sexual Health Strategy
Our Work

Abuse Prevention

Violence and abuse prevention have been our top priorities since 1984.

Socio-Economic

Addressing a broad range of social, economic and political issues.

Health

Helping improve the health of Inuit women and their families.

Library

Search our extensive archive of resources and publications.

Our Executive
Rebecca Kudloo

Rebecca Kudloo

President

Gerri Sharpe

Gerri Sharpe

Vice President

Charlotte Wolfrey

Charlotte Wolfrey

Secretary-Treasurer