Why a strategic plan?

The strategic directions and objectives outlined here will help the school board monitor progress and gaps to be filled. They will also ensure greater institutional cohesion and accountability.

When Kativik Ilisarniliriniq started operating in 1978, it inherited a fragmented school system comprised of federal and provincial schools.

Crafted over a period of nearly 40 years, the resulting Nunavik education system reflects the efforts made to reconcile a Western education model with a traditional Inuit education model. This is a tremendously complex task, which requires constant adjustment to the rapidly evolving needs of our younger generations.

The school board operates its schools and education centres in an environment characterized by a very specific set of challenges. The cultural, political, social, and economic systems that have been placed upon the Inuit of Nunavik by the governing society have had enduring repercussions on communities. As we strive to provide Nunavimmiut with high-quality educational services that will enable them to succeed and achieve their full potential, we continue to face the impact of a history of colonization and cultural oppression.

At the school board, we approach education from a holistic perspective. The services we deliver—as well as the curriculum and programs we develop—are rooted in the Inuit definition of Inuguiniq, an education process that seeks to develop the human being as a whole through direct engagement with the environment and the community.