Food in Nunavut

Our vision is a Nunavut that has achieved food sovereignty. We focus on solutions that strengthen Nunavummiut's ability to acquire the food they want and need.

Food insecurity is the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food.
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Key pillars
A large percentage of Nunavummiut are experiencing food insecurity today. There are many contributing factors to the issue of food security in Nunavut.

Understanding these factors is key to our ability to support our community and work towards our vision.
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Local food systems

The territory known today as Nunavut is a land of abundance. Inuit have subsisted on the flora and fauna for generations. Unique tools and technology have been developed to sustain their food system—a strong and unique food system that exists without the need for agriculture or animal husbandry.

Food insecurity in the North

Access to good, healthy food is a basic human right. QCFC works to improve food access, food skills and advocacy in Iqaluit and Nunavut as a whole—one meal at a time.

Food costs in Iqaluit are over double the national average

Over half of households in Nunavut are food insecure

Only 1/6 of daily calorie intake in Nunavut comes from local country food

Want to learn more?

Household Food Insecurity in CanadaWhat is Food Insecurity?Inuit History and HeritageFood Sovereignty and Harvesting
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How you can help
The support we receive from our community has a direct impact on hundreds of Iqalummiut on a daily basis. You can help us in the following ways: