Providing cultural, educational, and recreational activities for Inuit
|Tukimut Afterschool program supports Inuit youth from ages 6-13 throughout the school year.
The Tukimut programs runs every weekday from 4-7 pm at Lady Evelyn Alternative School.
At the Tukimut program we provide a wide range of activities for all ages. We use our elders to learn traditional skills and Inuktitut. We have many different community partners that enhance our program. Some of our community partners includes: Let’s Talk Science, ACTUA, City of Ottawa, Ottawa School of Art, and Right to Play.
Tukimut provides a healthy snack and dinner every night. We can provide accommodations for allergies and dietary restrictions. Tukimut also provides access to transportation to decrease barriers for accessing the program.
In order to enroll in the Tukimut Afterschool program the intake process must be completed. Once this process is completed each child can be enrolled in the program for 1-2 days each week.
“Thank you so much for taking my son in. He’s super excited to be a part of Tukimut. He’s interested in his Inuk culture side and wants to know more, and I know Tukimut will give him that. Much of our time is spent in transit bussing and this eliminates some of our limited activities outside of school. Tukimut allows him a sense of belonging and to be part of the Inuit community. I know this will teach him part of his identity and will have a long-lasting effect on his self-esteem. I’m looking forward to seeing the growth in my son. I definitely recommend all Inuit in the Urban Inuk community to access these services.”
Each year we have graduating youth coming back and volunteering with the program.
Some of our popular activities:
Homework clubs • Culture nights • Recreation nights • Healthy food • Art classes • Flotilla for Friendship • Police/Youth Soccer Mentorship Program • Youth Steering Committee
Recorded and back beat by Mosha Folger.
For more information, call Tukimut Coordinator: Lindsay Walsh, 613-746-5400, ext. 224, or 613-220-6114
Youth Worker Assistants: Brandon Chin, Saelym deGrandpre, Zachary Chiarello, Emily Qitsualik, Ethel Ford
Link to Tukimut Parent Handbook
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