Honouring our culture;

healing each other

THE INUIT OUTREACH PROJECT

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OUTREACH BEGINNINGS

The Inuit Outreach Project was put into action several years ago at St. Paul's Anglican Church.

 

Dagny Langer was the catalyst behind this ministry work. For over 25 years Dagny and her husband Ken while living in Montreal opened their home and their hearts to babies from the north needing foster care, many arriving with just the clothes on their backs. To make the story more remarkable these infants and children needed medical treatment which meant Dagny was required to spend hours at hospitals and setting up doctor's appointments for fragile youngster's. She continues her ongoing support in partnership with our church, which once involved the cluster churches, St. John's, St. Stephen's and St. Paul's.

 

One year ago The Church of Apostles in Guelph supported the Inuit Project by starting a programme called Sew North. This successful campaign resulted in over 100 sewing machines plus sewing kits for our Inuit neighbours in Nunavut (Hudson Bay) and Nunavik (northern Quebec.)

 

Most importantly the Inuit Outreach Project would not be possible without the ongoing support of Makavik Corporation. Their support for our mission work is instrumental in assuring transportation to as many as 12 northern communities in the north by air.

 

The Inuit Outreach Project works within our community to collect children, youth and newborn clothing including diapers. Sports equipment is very much appreciated new or used. As indicated our earlier shipment of sewing machines and sewing kits was greatly appreciated and the next shipment will include these items too.

 

If you are interested in supporting the Inuit Outreach Project contact: George Gastle: tel: 905-877-7059 or via email: ggastle@cogeco.ca

OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

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.

To enable Inuit to live with dignity through:

* Outreach, providing essential items to offset the high cost of living

* Social Justice through information sharing and relationship-building

Our Church Community

St. John's Anglican Church, Halton Hills

St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Hornby

St. George's Anglican Church, St. Catharines

All Saints Anglican Church, King City

Norval United Church

St. Bartholomew United Church, Brampton

Norval Presbyterian Church

Bethel Christian Reform Church, Acton

Kings Sons and Daughters, Ottawa

Partnerships and Relationships

Air Inuit - Makivik Corporation & First Air donate cargo space & transportation north, since 2009

We have to pay only 10% of the shipping cost.

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Driver Pete Adema & Sharp Transportation shipping to Montreal, since 2013

Free trucking of shipment from St. Paul's Hall to Montreal airport thanks to Pete Adema.

Johnson & Johnson, Canada

Montgomery Village Public School, Orangeville

Silver-wood Women's Institute

Friends of the North

Peel and Halton School Boards

Helping our Northern Neighbours

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

The Aboriginal Youth Club, Centre Wellington (Fergus) donation drives, since 2013

Chance to Play, Georgetown

PRICES from NorthMART

Iqaluit's one and only grocery/department store.

What we collect:

Donations

* New or very gently used baby and children's clothing, teenager, boots, shoes.

* Disposable diapers, wipes and baby products.

* Hygiene products.

* Household items including bedding, towels, curtains, sewing materials, machines.

* Food (special requests only).

* Soccer and Hockey gear.

* Cash (receipts provided).

Food in the North

Changes in climate and settlement by more people from the south has changed the way Inuit people live and provide for one of the most basic needs - food.

Sure, they can ship food and other essentials from the south, but at what cost? Literally, how much do you think it costs for a few basic items?

Take a guess how much these items cost in Iqualuit?

* Peanut Butter

* Toilet Paper

* A Bag of Sugar

PRICES from NorthMART

Iqaluit's one and only grocery/department store.

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White Rice: $13.79 and Soft Drinks: $22.99

Total: $36.78

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Kirkland BathTIssue: $ 37.99

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Sugar: $ 7.19

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Bertoli Extra Virgin Oil: $14.59

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Tide Pod's Laundry: $45.69

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Kirkland Colombian Coffee: $ 26.49

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Kraft Peanut Butter Smooth: $14.99

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Heinz Tomato Juice: $10.95

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Kraft Rancher's Choice: $8.19

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PRICES from NorthMART

Iqaluit's one and only grocery/department store.

Sunlight: $10.29

From the Archives

Some news articles and some from previous shipments...

We sometimes forget how much we have grown in a short time

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PRICES from NorthMART

Iqaluit's one and only grocery/department store.

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