About the Chair

The Nunivaat Statistics Program was developped by the Canada Research Chair on Comparative Aboriginal Condition (2002-2023) in collaboration with the Louis-Edmond-Hamelin Chair in Northern Social Sciences affiliated with the University of the Arctic on the request of the Kativik Regional Government. 

The Louis-Edmond-Hamelin Chair was created to contribute to the sustainability of social research and to support efforts to document social change in the North. 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.

The Louis-Edmond-Hamelin Chair is located at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Université Laval, Québec City, Canada.

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. 

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 the Louis-Edmond-Hamelin Chair in Northern Social Sciences affiliated with the University of the Arctic.