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Canadian North Releases Short Film “Serving Communities with Care: 2021 Canadian North Toy Drive”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 18, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – Canadian North has launched a short film “Serving Communities with Care: 2021 Canadian North Toy Drive” documenting the 2021 Toy Drive.

On December 14, 2021, Canadian North staff, Kimmirut Hamlet members, with the help of the Kimmirut RCMP, delivered joy in the form of toys to children in the community. The toys were delivered door-to-door from staff wearing personal protective equipment to ensure the safety of the community. Toy distributions within Taloyoak and Clyde River also took place during that week.

“There are communities where our people coach hockey, there’s communities where we teach kids about basically everything. In every community, we have somebody that does something for the kids. It’s inseparable.” Patrick Akpalialuk, Manager, Community Relations and Station, Kuujjuaq, based in Iqaluit.

We would like to invite you to watch the short film documenting the journey from Ottawa, Ontario to Kimmirut, Nunavut:

Serving Communities with Care: 2021 Canadian North Toy Drive

“Canadian North is full of caring and giving employees and we value all opportunities to be able to showcase this, especially while supporting our communities.” Chris Avery, CEO

“To be able to bring these toys to the children in our communities has been so wonderful and I can’t thank our employee group and Canada Goose enough for contributing and I hope we can do this for years to come.” Shelly De Caria, Sr. Director Sales and Community Investment

As the fourth year of this initiative, Canadian North staff and partners, including Canada Goose and Mastermind Toys, raised over $17,000 for the event, with the funds going towards purchasing new toys from Mastermind Toys in Ottawa, ON and Edmonton AB.


About Canadian North:

Canadian North is a 100% Inuit-owned airline that connects people and delivers essential goods throughout Canada’s North – safely, reliably and always with friendly and caring customer service. Canadian North Airlines services 25 communities within the Northwest Territories, Nunavik and Nunavut, as well as Ottawa, Montreal and Edmonton with a versatile fleet of Boeing 737 and ATR 42 aircraft. Canadian North is also the premier charter services provider for large resource sector clients requiring dependable, efficient and economical fly-in/fly-out air service and it operates flights across North America and beyond for sports teams, cruise lines, tour operators and many others. Canadian North is wholly-owned by Makivik Corporation and Inuvialuit Development Corporation.

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Kablutsiak
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications
Canadian North

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