The kANGIDLUASUk Student Program is a non-profit organization that delivers experiential learning and leadership development opportunities for youth in the interrelated fields of Inuit culture, Arctic science, and outdoor adventure. Our core program is a field-based summer leadership camp for Nunatsiavut and Nunavik youth at the Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station located at the southern Boundary of Torngat Mountains National Park in Nunatsiavut, Labrador. Our home office is in Nain, Labrador.
With beginnings as a pilot project in 2007, the summer leadership program has now brought over 85 Inuit youth to the Torngat Mountains. In 2010, the program successfully transitioned from a pilot project to a non-profit organization. This was a significant step forward in building the sustainability of the program so that future generations of Inuit youth have access to the incredible learning opportunities, experiences, and connections that transpire at the Base Camp year after year. The program has also invested in “Leader-in-Training” opportunities for interested Program Alumni since 2010, and has successfully expanded Junior and Senior Program Leader employment opportunities for Nunatsiavut and Nunavik youth.
Since 2010, the program has been able to operate and expand with the incredible support and collaboration of diverse partners and supporters across the region, including the Nunatsiavut Government, the Nain Research Center, Parks Canada – Torngat Mountains National Park, and the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies.