About QYC

QYC Mission

Qarjuit Youth Council (QYC) strives to be part of the solution in improving the lives of the youth from the ages of 15 to 35 in Nunavik and Chisasibi. By providing information, support and programs specifically designed by and for them, QYC aims to give youth the voice they deserve, in our modern society, bringing forward our cultural values is the core of our mission.

QYC Logo

The name ‘Qarjuit’ is the result of reaching out to the population with a name contest back in 2016. Since it was essential to identify the organization with a tool that our ancestors used to survive and to get to where we are today as proud Inuit youth, the idea of an arrow has a strong meaning for all of us since we have to imitate its movement in order to succeed: go back to our roots and traditions in order to propel ourselves towards a brighter future.

Funders and Partners

QYC Milestones

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    QYC is created as an ethnic, non-for-profit organization.

  • Monday, February 1, 2016

    QYC hosts its first public consultations in Kuujjuaraapik, Salluit and Kuujjuaq.

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    1st Annual General Meeting

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    QYC signs a five-year funding agreement with the Quebec Government.

  • Friday, September 1, 2017

    2nd Annual General Meeting

  • Monday, January 1, 2018

    The headquarter is moved to 809, Airport Road in Kuujjuaq. The official opening ceremony occurred on February 19, 2018.

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    1st Elders & Youth Gathering in Kangirsujuaq

  • Monday, September 10, 2018

    15th birthday celebrations. Every Youth in Nunavik and Chisasibi who turned 15 from January 1 - December 31 , 2018 have received a gift from Qarjuit Youth Council.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    3rd Annual General Meeting

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    Inuit Youth Day