Canada's North

A population in dire need of healthy nutrition

The food insecurity rate for the town of Inuvik in NWT is 43.3% and is over 8 times the Canadian average1

1 James D. Ford: Community food program use in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.


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Inuvik food program users are more likely to be housing insecure, female, middle aged (35–64), unemployed, Aboriginal, and lack a high school education


Working to improve food security in Canada’s North

The latest pioneering effort of the Muslim Welfare Centre focused on improving food security for Canada’s First People in the Arctic North. Working in collaboration with the Midnight Sun Mosque in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, the Arctic Food Bank is a national non-profit initiative providing halal, non-perishable food items and meat to individuals and families in Inuvik. In the future, we plan to expand our services to also provide clothing and essential household items, as well as outreach to other arctic communities.

Food insecurity is when people can’t afford enough food, or the right variety of foods needed for a healthy diet.

Join us in helping to serve our friends in the North

The Arctic Food Bank serves a vital need in Canada’s north – a population with over 4 times greater food insecurity than the national average. But with your support, we can begin to close this gap. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations.*


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