Inuit youth living in Nunavut are four times more likely to be sexually abused than other Canadian youth.
Inuit youth living in Nunavut are four times more likely to be sexually abused than other Canadian youth. The majority of this abuse takes place between the ages of 12 – 15. (See Statistics Canada publication, Police-reported sexual offences against children and youth in Canada, 2012). The need for Inuit youth development is great, and the Arctic Hope Project will demonstrate that it is possible to overcome challenging obstacles. The Arctic Hope Project will develop Inuit youth who persevere through challenges.
The purpose of the Arctic Hope Project is to inspire hope and facilitate personal change in Inuit youth and the community as a whole.
To develop Inuit youth leaders by working in partnership with the community stakeholders.
To see Inuit communities transformed and infused with hope by training and inspiring a generation of Inuit youth.