Mandate

The Nunavut Law Foundation is a non-profit foundation created by the Legal Professions Act to manage a fund to support important law-related projects and initiatives in Nunavut. The moneys received by the Foundation come from lawyers practicing in Nunavut, either from the interest earned on monies held in lawyers’ trust accounts or from fees from lawyers who don’t have trust accounts. The Foundation is governed by a five member Board of Directors, four of whom are lawyers with one member of the public.

ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᕐᕕᒃᓴᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒐᓱᙱᑦᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐊᙳᖅᓯᒪᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᒪᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᒌᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᑮᓇᐅᔭᐃᑦ ᖃᐃᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᔨᙶᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐅᕘᓇ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᔨᙶᖅᑐᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᐃᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᔨᓂᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᑯᕝᕕᖃᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ.ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᕐᕕᒃᓴᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᓄᑦ, ᑎᓴᒪᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᔨᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᓂᙶᖅᑐᒥᒃ.

News and Announcements

The Nunavut Law Foundation is looking for a lay member of the public to fill a vacant position on its Board. Detailed call is available here: Inuktitut; English The public member will contribute to the work of the Law Foundation by expressing community concerns, sharing their knowledge and insight, and ensuring that decisions reflect the...

Interview with Sarah Arngna’naaq – Chair of the Nunavut Law Foundation It could be argued that Sarah Arngna’naaq’s journey to Chair of the Nunavut Law Foundation may have started in Ghana, West Africa – a long way from the Canadian Arctic. “It was a great experience, but while there I realized there are many parallels...

You can now read the 2020 Annual Report and view the 2020 Financial Statements here. If you have any questions on the activities, you are welcome to contact the administrator.  

The Foundation for its 9th year will be awarding students and youths in each region across Nunavut in honour of Justice Beverly Browne, who was the first senior judge in the Nunavut Court of Justice. She demonstrated great leadership in the community and had a strong commitment and passion for working with youths. Detailed notice: ...

Upinnatuq Awards

Upinnatuq Awards

To celebrate and be proud of a person's accomplishements