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Inuvialuit Education Foundation

Inuvialuit Education Foundation

The Inuvialuit Education Foundation (IEF) is a registered charitable organization that was established in 1990 that works to accomplish three specific goals.

  1. To increase the number of beneficiaries accessing and completing post-secondary education.
  2. To support the overall goals of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, enabling beneficiaries to be equal and meaningful participants in the northern economy.
  3. To establish specific educational assistance goals and programs linked to beneficiary recruitment and career development within Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), Inuvialuit Development Corporation and subsidiaries.

Human Resources staff visit each community at least once a year to meet with beneficiaries during career fairs, graduations, corporate tours, as well as specific visits for post-secondary education application assistance. 

The foundation provides educational assistance and encouragement to Inuvialuit students through a number of available programs. 



A financial assistance program for Inuvialuit beneficiaries pursuing full-time post-secondary education in diploma or degree programs. To receive funding, Inuvialuit students must achieve and maintain a 70 per cent or better average.

Mature students who do not have transcripts available within the previous five years are eligible for one semester, after which they must present a transcript.



Multiple scholarship opportunities that promote beneficiaries to further their education at the post-secondary level are available. The main focus of the scholarships is to offer encouragement and financial rewards to Inuvialuit students who achieve a 75 per cent or higher average.



IEF offers funding to schools within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region for group After School Tutoring programs. Individual tutors for students at all levels (including upgrading and post-secondary) is available but dependant on need, instructor recommendations and the availability of qualified tutors.

After School Tutoring programs are currently operating in the communities of Inuvik, Ulukhaktok, Aklavik and Tuktoyaktuk.

IEF is always looking for qualified tutors. If you are interested in offering your services as a tutor, please complete our tutor application form.


If you have questions regarding the Inuvialuit Education Foundation, please contact:

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Human Resources
107 Mackenzie Road
Bag Service #7
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Tel: (867) 777-7095
Fax: (867) 777-4506