About the Chair

The Nunivaat Statistics Program was developped by the Canada Research Chair on Comparative Aboriginal Condition on the request of the Kativik Regional Government. The Chair was created at Université Laval in 2002 to participate in the development of academic activities regarding the situation of modern aboriginal people, in particular in the circumpolar region.

Under the direction of its chairholder, the Chair's team conducts a long-term research program, maintains socio-economic databanks, and holds several scientific activities. This way, it creates a stimulating academic environment for post-graduated students. It also contributes to publicizing knowledge, through seminars, conferences and publications, and through long-term collaboration with its partners.

The Canada Research Chair in Comparative Aboriginal Conditions is affiliated with the Interuniversity Centre for Aboriginal Studies and Research (CIERA), at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology of Université Laval.

It is supported financially by the Canada Research Chairs Secretariat and the Fondation de l’Université Laval (Louis-Edmond Hamelin Chair). Its work is financed by research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and other organizations, as well as by sponsorships and contracts.

About Nunivaat

The Nunivaat databank is a permanent, public and independent databank on the socio-economic situation of Nunavik. It is online since 2007, the International Polar year. It was created on the request of the Kativik Regional Government by the Canada Research Chair on Comparative Aboriginal Conditions.

The Nunivaat databank is a portal that takes users directly to the table they are looking for, whether it is located on the web site of a statistics agency or in the Nunivaat databank itself.

The data comes from Statistics Canada, the Institut de la statistique du Québec as well as various government databanks. Nunivaat also comprises data from special studies, most of which were carried out under the Nunivaat Research Program.

The databank is updated periodically to contain, whenever possible, the most recent available data. However, while Nunivaat brings together data on a wide range of socioeconomic realities of Nunavik, it does not cover all possible aspects.

Nunivaat is not responsible for the policies and practices of statistics agencies, the errors in the tables originating from these agencies, or the use made of such tables. In the event that there is a difference between the data contained in the PDFs and the EXCEL tables produced by the Nunivaat team and the source data, the latter must be considered as the valid one.

The core financial contribution to the Nunivaat databank and the Nunivaat Research Program comes from the Kativik Regional Government. Additional financial contribution is provided by Louis-Edmond Hamelin Chair for Northern research in Social Sciences.

The Nunivaat databank is located at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Université Laval. Volcan is responsible for the computer design of Nunivaat.