The seam in the fabric
Air Inuit is more than a commercial enterprise. It is owned by the people it
serves and as such, considers keen participation in the social life of Nunavik a
primary and unique part of its mandate.
The corporate budget is designed to enable the realization of Nunavik-wide
cultural activities such as music festivals, sporting events and study groups,
throughout the year. The company's Wings of Knowledge Bursary program, which was
implemented in 1998, is designed to encourage Nunavik youth in the pursuit of
Air Inuit is a proud supporter of Avataq, the custodian of Nunavimmiut cultural
heritage. On the international level, Air Inuit's contributions help ensure a
Nunavik seat at the Inuit Circumpolar Conference.
In accord with Makivik's social philosophy Air Inuit remains sensitive to the
issue of unemployment. Preferential hiring policies and investments in the human
resources have resulted in community-based employment opportunities for Inuit.
Working closely with the region's educational institutions, the company
safeguards employment access for aboriginal staff.
Opportunity and growth in local industry are encouraged by Air Inuit through
business development assistance to fledgling enterprises. Air Inuit's recent
participation in rotary wing operations, now ensures two helicopters and Inuit
pilot for emergencies on the land (Nunavik Rotors Inc).