Breakfast Club of Canada visits the Top of the World!
Melaina Patenaude, our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Advisor for Western Canada has returned from visiting the two communities we help support in Nunavut.
This trip facilitated an opportunity for Melaina to strengthen relations with our local community partner, Food First Foundation, as well as meet with various stakeholders to introduce them to the Club, learn about regional priorities, and brainstorm possible partnership opportunities to better support programs both locally and regionally. It was also a wonderful opportunity to visit the breakfast programs we support in the region.
It started in Salliq: “flat island in front of the mainland”. Coral Harbour, as it’s known in English, is situated in the northern reaches of the Hudson Bay. The breakfast program at Sakku School is thriving because of their dedicated breakfast committee and the creation of a unique program model that is perfect for their remote northern school.
Next, off to Iqaluit: “place of many fish”, where Melaina and our regional partner visited the students of Nanook School and all shared a meal together. It’s during her time in the territorial capital that Melaina had the chance to meet with potential partners.
The Nunavummiut welcomed Breakfast Club of Canada into their territory, expressed their gratitude for our support, and shared pieces of their culture, stories, and lived realities with us. It was a special trip that planted a seed for Breakfast Club of Canada and revealed interesting possibilities in the Eastern Arctic.