Kangidluasuk Student Program provides, coordinates and facilitates a four week summer field-based work and learning program for Inuit (age 15 – 25) from Nunatsiavut and Nunavik at the Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station. Through this program, youth participants live, learn, and work together with Arctic researchers, Parks Canada interpreters, international visitors, as well as local Inuit elders, artists and entrepreneurs.
In doing so, program participants learn from and contribute to real fieldwork, research and monitoring programs, visitor experience and heritage resource conservation initiatives.
Youth involved in the program also experience traditional Inuit practices and customs while exploring the Torngat Mountains as a shared Inuit homeland, and develop a variety of leadership and employability skills as well as the confidence to use the skills.
The IGA supported this project each year from 2012-2014, totalling $48,000.