2022 Virtual National Inuit Youth Summit (NIYS): Inuit Empowering Inuit

The summit provides an opportunity for Inuit youth (ages 13-35) to come together to learn, share and strengthen confidence and resilience! Throughout the Summit, participants have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with Inuit youth and share reflections on issues of mutual importance;
  • Build leadership skills, life skills, and traditional Inuit skills, knowledge, and customs;
  • Hear from Inuit leaders and changemakers; and
  • Find inspiration, feel empowered and build confidence.

The NIYS will include a line-up of inspirational keynote speakers, engaging workshops and panels, and amazing performances.


More details to come. Stay tuned!


National Inuit Youth Council

The National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) was established by the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, now known as Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) in 1993 to provide guidance and input into issues of interest for Inuit youth in Canada. Each NIYC representative is tasked with voicing the concerns and ideas of Inuit youth from their respective regions, with the elected President serving as the National voice of Inuit youth.

The council is made up of six voting members and 1 president, who is elected for a 2-year term every second June. There are 6 regional youth file holders, employed by the respective land claims organizations that sit on the NIYC as the voting members. The Youth Project Coordinator(s) of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), our parent organization, serve as the secretariat for the NIYC.