OTTAWA, June 14, 2022 — Pauktuutit recently published a series of infographics, in English and Inuktut, highlighting steps that all levels of governments and the resource extraction industry must take to enhance existing workplace policies and procedures and improve the safety and well-being of Inuit women.
The final piece of our three-year project Addressing Inuit Women’s Economic Security and Prosperity in the Resource Extraction Industry, these recommendations center on making industry workplaces safer for Inuit women so that they can continue to benefit from, and contribute to, this significant labour market sector.
“Compiled from recommendations directly brought forward by Inuit women, these Calls to Action identify ways to make workplaces safer and more accessible,” explains Gerri Sharpe, Pauktuutit’s president. Adding, “The resource extraction industry, regional representative organizations, and all levels of government are encouraged to share these infographics and implement these measures.”
The Calls to Action, along with guiding policies and procedures, indicate that Inuit women want to see steps taken by resource extraction companies operating across Inuit Nunangat to improve the experiences of Inuit women who are either currently working in the sector, or may wish to take part in it in the future.
To download copies of the infographics, click here.
Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is the national non-profit organization representing all Inuit women in Canada. Its mandate is to foster a greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women and to encourage their participation in community, regional and national concerns relating to social, cultural, and economic development.
For more information contact: Amanda Deseure, [email protected] 613.806.3336