THE ARCTIC HOPE PROJECT WAS ESTABLISHED TO GIVE CANADA’S INDIGENOUS YOUTH HOPE AND A FUTURE
Inuit youth living in Nunavut are four times more likely to be sexually abused than other Canadian youth. The majority of this abuse takes place between the ages of 12 – 15. (See Statistics Canada publication, Police-reported sexual offenses against children and youth in Canada, 2012). The need for Inuit and First Nations youth development is great, and the goal of the Arctic Hope Project is to demonstrate, both spiritually and practically, that it is possible for them to overcome challenging obstacles and develop into healthy, productive citizens.
The Arctic Hope Project was birthed with a vision to reach Indigenous youth whose potential has been limited because of past traumas, addictions, and despair. We believe that, through the ministry of the Arctic Hope program and the transforming power of God, pain and addictions can be overcome, the epidemic of suicide can be virtually eradicated in Nunavut, and young people will be able to look to the future with hope and confidence.
In recent years we developed Champions of Hope teams. These are trained volunteers who
target specific Inuit communities. They evangelize and address critical spiritual issues, then
disciple and equip believers to reach their own people with the Gospel. Team members
continue discipleship training through online mentoring to ensure that the believers stay
spiritually strong and receive on going encouragement.
Inuit attending the HOPE Gathering in Baker Lake, NU.
Do you want to join our team, and be a Champion of Hope? We are looking for individuals with a passion for the North to come with us on future outreaches in Nunavut, to share the Gospel and disciple precious Inuit young people. For more information, go to CHAMPIONS of HOPE