New Board of Directors for Tungasuvvingat Inuit

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017476 Views

On Saturday September 16, 2017 Tungasuvvingat Inuit held it’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto, ON and held elections for four vacant positions.  Tungasuvvingat Inuit is proud to announce four new Board of Directors: Sky Panipak, Victoria McLean, Kaajuk Kablalik and Kathy Morgan who ran for re-election. They join the returning Directors, Leetia Nowdluk Wisintainer, Lorraine Niego and Pitseolalaq Moss-Davies.

The four director’s terms run for the next three years.  “We are very happy to welcome these three new and one returning members to our Board.  They bring a wealth of experience to our organization and I look forward to working with them as we move into our new strategic plan for the next five years.  We also thank the previous Board members for their time of service as volunteers Ms. Joyce Ford our President, and Ms. Laura Arngna’naaq our Secretary Treasurer” said Jason LeBlanc Executive Director of Tungasuvvingat Inuit.

The first time an Annual General Meeting has been held outside of Ottawa, T.I. and Cancer Care Ontario jointly released a new report entitled “Cancer Risk Factors and Screening Among Inuit in Ontario and other Canadian Regions”.  We felt it was important to release the report in Toronto as many of our partners and the Province are in the capital.  We hope to see more awareness of modifiable risk factors among Inuit. Creating positive and lasting partnerships with health promotion, health researchers, policy organizations and the greater Inuit community is where we want to send this message out.” said Mr. LeBlanc.  “We know there is a growing steady population here in Toronto and want to include them in our work as much as possible”.  You can find a copy of the report on our website

While in Toronto, Tungasuvvingat Inuit also met with the Board of Directors of the Inuit Art Foundation who both are celebrating 30 years of service to their communities.  The respective Boards met on September 15th to discuss strategic alignment and collaboration opportunities to service community effectively.  From this meeting several mutual projects were identified to work on.

“It has been a few busy days here in Ontario’s capital as we look forward to working more closely with the Province and expanding the profile of our organization and awareness of Inuit throughout Ontario.” commented Mr. LeBlanc.

Tungasuvvingat Inuit is a provincial organization serving Inuit within the Province of Ontario.  For more information please visit our website at

Media Inquiries:

Jason LeBlanc
Executive Director
Tungasuvvingat Inuit
613-565-5885 ext. 215

Paani Zizman
Executive Assistant
1071 Richmond Rd
Ottawa, ON
K2B 6R2
Phone:  613-565-5885 ext. 223
Fax:  613-563-4136


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