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The Reality

Nunavut has the highest incidence of food insecurity in Canada. Over half of these children and youth come from food insecure households and many go without adequate quantity or quality of food on a regular basis.

This reality translates into low school attendance rates and serious medical, social and psychological problems for Northern children and youth.

The Possibility

In a country as rich as ours, no child should be going hungry.

With support at the school level, breakfast programs will ensure that each child starts the day off with the right nutrition.

With the right nutrition, children are primed and ready to learn. And with learning comes opportunity.

All Canadians Deserve Food Security

Food security is when community residents can obtain a culturally appropriate, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes self-reliance and social justice.

In conjunction with a changing climate, the lasting impacts of colonization and geographic isolation, exorbitant grocery store prices in Nunavut make it very difficult for families to maintain a healthy, nutritious diet.

DueNORTH is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization which aims to nurture possibilities amongst children and youth in Canada’s Far North by providing and promoting access to nutritious, affordable and culturally-appropriate food.

How We Help

Raising Funds

We raise funds through a variety of ways to establish and support sustainable hot breakfast programs in Northern schools.  

Engaging in Collaborative Philanthropy

We connect with Northern schools and encourage the students to submit artwork for our major fundraiser, All That Glam.

Raising Awareness About Food Insecurity

We seek to raise awareness of the issue of food insecurity in Northern Canada through our media, fundraisers and speaking engagements.

Creating Dialogue Between the North and South

We encourage a healthy relationship between the North and the South, one of mutual understanding and respect.

From this dialogue, we then work on brain-storming and implementing possible long-term, sustainable solutions that will end food insecurity.




Who We Help

Visit the Who We Help page to learn about the Northern community that DueNORTH serves and the students we help.

Who We Are

Visit the Who We Are page to learn about the DueNORTH board, advisory team, and campus chapters.