FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 17, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) – Canadian North recently completed another successful Toy Drive with deliveries made to children in the Hamlets of Kimmirut, Clyde River, and Taloyoak in Nunavut. 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 and Edmonton.
This past Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Canadian North staff, members of the Hamlet and the RCMP delivered toys to families in Kimmirut. 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 this week.
“Not only is this event so important to the children of these communities, but it also creates an opportunity for our employees to give back”, said Shelly De Caria, Senior Director, Sales & Community Investments. “Many of the toys offered by Mastermind Toys are not available in our communities, which makes this even more special for the kids”.
“The Toy Drive reminds us of our mission to meaningfully improve the lives of the communities we serve,” said Chris Avery, Canadian North President and CEO. “Each year our hope for the Toy Drive is to show our communities that we care and to show our staff that their support makes a direct impact to these kids.”
A short film documenting this year’s Canadian North Toy Drive will be released in January 2022.
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.
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