Arctic Co-operatives Limited

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Arctic Co-operatives Limited
Cooperative federation
Founded 1972 (1972)
Headquarters Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Area served
Northwest Territories
Key people
  • Rod Wilson (CEO)[1]
  • Mary Nirlungayuk (Corporate Secretary)[1]
Revenue $190.7 million (Cdn) [2](2013)
Members 23,000+[2]
Number of employees
1,000 (including employees of member co-ops) [2]
Subsidiaries Canadian Arctic Producers
Inns North
Arctic Cable
Nunavut Sealink and Supply
Arctic Co-operative Development Fund
Iqaluit Gas Bar
Iqaluit Cable
Arctic Ventures Marketplace
Sikitu Sales and Service
Tittaq Office Products

Arctic Co-operatives Limited is a cooperative federation owned and controlled by 32 community-based cooperative business enterprises located in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon and northern Manitoba, Canada. Arctic Co-ops coordinates resources, consolidates the purchasing power and provides operational and technical support to the community based co-operatives to enable them to provide a wide range of services to their local member owners. Arctic Co-ops operates in both English and Inuktitut and provides patronage dividends to the local members.

Arctic Co-ops is a member of the Manitoba Cooperative Association.

Arctic Co-ops mission[edit]

The mission of Arctic Co-ops is to be a vehicle for service to, and co-operation among the multi-purpose co-operative businesses in Canada's north, by providing leadership and expertise to develop and safeguard the ownership participation of member owners in the business and commerce of their country, to assure control over their destiny.[3]

— Mission & Objectives, Arctic Co-ops


Arctic Co-ops provides services to each of the 32 member co-operatives. Services include: business services, retail services, petroleum support services, Canadian Arctic Producers, Northern Images Stores, cable television, Inns North hotels.

Arctic Co-ops member-ownerss[edit]

Arctic Co-ops consists of 32 member cooperatives from Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and the Yukon. Arctic Co-ops member-owners include:[4]

Subsidiary companies[edit]

Inns North[edit]

Inns North is the hotel division of Arctic Co-ops. In total there are 20 hotels, 19 in Nunavut and 2 in the NWT, owned by the aboriginal people of Northern Canada. A program has been set up by Arctic Co-ops to assist with training in such areas as standards and staff training. The hotels are locally owned and operated by the community co-op.[5]

Inns North Hotels are located in both Nunavut and Northwest Territories.

Nunavut hotels include:[6]

  • Amaulik Motel, Sanikiluaq
  • Amundsen Hotel, Gjoa Haven
  • Auyuittuq Lodge, Pangnirtung[7]
  • Hall Beach Hotel, Hall Beach
  • Igloolik Inn Hotel, Igloolik
  • Iglu Hotel Ltd., Baker Lake
  • Ikaluktutiak Hotel and Arctic Island Lodge, Cambridge Bay
  • Inukshuk Inns North, Kugaaruk
  • Issatik Hotel, Whale Cove
  • Kimik Hotel, Kimmirut
  • Naujat Inns North, Repulse Bay
  • Padlei Inns North, Arviat
  • Qausuittuq Inns North, Resolute
  • Sauniq Hotel, Pond Inlet
  • Siniktarvik Hotel and Conference Centre, Rankin Inlet[7]
  • Tangmavik Inns North, Chesterfield Inlet
  • Tulagak Inns North, Qikiqtarjuaq
  • Turaarvik Inns North, Rankin Inlet

Northwest Territories hotels include:[6]

  • Arctic Char Inn, Ulukhaktok
  • Peel River Inn, Fort McPherson

Canadian Arctic Producers[edit]

Canadian Arctic Producers (CAP) is a marketing arm of the Arctic Co-ops that distributes artwork produced by Inuit, Dene and Métis people from the Arctic. They operate a warehouse in Toronto and ship art to private collectors and art galleries worldwide.[8]

Arctic Cable[edit]

Arctic Cable is a holding company formed to assist the 32 member co-ops in developing cable service offerings throughout the North. Eastern Arctic Television (EATV) is a subsidiary of Arctic Cable. EATV provides cable service to residents of Iqaluit.

Nunavut Sealink and Supply Incorporated[edit]


Nunavut Sealink and Supply Incorporated (NSSI) is a joint operation, with Desgagnes Transarctik Inc., that provides a sealift service to Canada's eastern Arctic. Established in 2000, it formed a partnership with Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL) and NorTran. In 2001 as the N3 Alliance it was the successful bidder for the Government of Nunavut's resupply, signing a two-year, $6 million contract.[9]

Northern Images[edit]

Northern Images is an art galleries in Yellowknife. It sells Dene and Inuit art, including stone, ivory and bone carving produced from soapstone, walrus ivory, caribou antler, whalebone and muskox horn as well as limited edition prints and wallhangings, such as the Cape Dorset and Pangnirtung print collections. They also sell northern crafts and traditional handmade clothing such as mukluks, parkas and amautiit.[10]


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