Inuvialuit, Northwest Territories
Year(s) Funded: 2012-2013
Topic Area: Knowledge Sharing / Education
Contact: Shannon O’Hara, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Partners: Aurora College, Department of Education, Culture and Employment – Northwest Territories, Community Corporations and Hunters and Trappers Committees from each community in Inuvialuit
Title: Inuvialuit Capacity Building and Training Year
Action: This project was a community led and based initiative facilitated by the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) that provided training and capacity-building courses and programs to benefit various people in the six Inuvialuit communities. The training and capacity-building was designed to enable individuals who are interested to be able to take the lead in research and project management. The project hired existing Aurora College instructors and trainers to visit communities so that a larger number of people could be trained at one time.
Results: Regional training initiatives work. Through partnerships it is possible to increase capacity in northern communities. Community members, especially, were very happy that the Instructors were coming to the communities to deliver the courses, so that they didn’t have to leave their community to get the training they needed.
Outputs: As a result of the partnership between IRC, Aurora College and ECE, 54 people were able to become certified in St. John’s Ambulance CPR + First Aid or Firearms Acquisition Certificate in Paulatuk, Ulukhaktok and Sachs Harbour; and 28 people in Inuvik, Aklavik and Tuktoyuktuk were certified in St.John’s Ambulance First Aid and CPR.