Better Together for the Holidays
Support artists, independent businesses, and worthy causes this holiday season!
Give in the Spirit of Reconciliation
Facing the legacy of decades of language and culture suppression, the Pitquhurnikkut Ilihautiniq — Kitikmot Heritage Society has spent twenty-five years working to support healing and reconnection to our ancestors and their worldview. Less than 600 speakers remain, but together, we are reawakening our language, reclaiming our identity, and finding our voices in Inuinnaqtun once again. Tax donation receipts are available.
Help Produce TAJARNIIT, a Documentary Series by Myna Ishulutak
TAJARNIIT is a cultural and educational documentary series that explores the myriad aspects of Inuit culture revolving around the natsiq (ringed seal), directed by Myna Ishulutak. A short was produced in the past, but Myna is now creating a longer series to further reveal the rare and precious knowledge of Inuit Elders found in this footage. This funding will allow us to re-edit nearly 100 hours of raw footage and make this new film available online.
Support the Ayalik Fund and Inuit Youth
Over the past six years, Ayalik Fund has provided Inuit youth with life-changing opportunities to build self-esteem and confidence, through canoeing, sailing, and backpacking expeditions across Canada. Last summer, despite the pandemic, fourteen youth participated in 12-day, 160-kilometre canoe trips on Great Slave Lake. Your donation will help support big plans for 2022. Tax donation receipts are available.
Conserve the Planet this Christmas
BirdLife is the largest partnership for nature in the world. We are driven by our belief that local people—working for nature in their own places, but connected through us—are the key to sustaining all life on earth. By giving the gift of a membership of the World Bird Club, you will help us to save birds from extinction, support disadvantaged communities in key wildlife spots and help protect vital habitats from the many threats they face today.
Support the Research Programs of AARA
Amina Anthropological Resources Association Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that researches, preserves, and promotes archaeology, cultural heritage, and artistic resources in Newfoundland, Labrador, and the Arctic. Donations support their educational and public-relations programs, including the Pioneers Scholarship. Tax donation receipts are available.
Help Build John Rae's Arctic Centre
The John Rae Society is designing a new world-class visitor centre in John Rae’s name at his birthplace, the Hall of Clestrain. This celebrates connections between Orkney, the Arctic, and Canada, providing focus for visitors and locals alike on Arctic issues today, while offering real economic and educational benefits in Orkney, Scotland. We would really love your help! Tax donation receipts are available for US and UK citizens.
Donate to Support Residential School Survivors
First Light is a registered non-profit organization that serves the urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous community alike by providing programs and services rooted in the revitalization, strengthening, and celebration of Indigenous cultures and languages. First Light is working with the Residential School Survivor Steering committee to develop a residential school memorial garden. Your donation will help make their vision a reality.
Give the Gift of an Abbey Gardens Experience
Abbey Gardens is a charitable organization in Haliburton County, created with a mission to transform a spent gravel pit into a green space dedicated to economic, educational, and recreational growth in our community. Shop from our experiential giving catalogue this holiday season to support summer camp registrations, lunch programs, and portions of our garden, restoration projects, and trails! Tax donation receipts are available.
Help Protect the Bruce Trail
The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization, trail association, and land trust dedicated to establishing and preserving a permanent conservation corridor along the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario. To date the Bruce Trail Conservancy has been responsible for the preservation of over 11,500 acres of Escarpment land. Tax donation receipts are available.
Fund Youth Sports with Project North
Project North is a not-for-profit organization dedication to providing enriching experiences rooted in play, sport, and education for youth in northern Canada. By donating to their Gear Up program, you can help fill a hockey bag with player and goalie equipment that will be donated to teams in northern communities. Tax donation receipts are available.
Contribute to a Nature Festival
The mandate of the Wings over the Rockies Society is to foster immediate and long-term positive action on behalf of birds, wildlife, and habitat by utilizing and recognizing public education, research results, quality economic development and the skills and resources of our communities, balancing the needs of human and natural systems. Tax donation receipts are available.
Be a Champion for Inuit Arts
Donations to the Inuit Art Foundation help connect Inuit artists and opportunities, support the beautiful Inuit Art Quarterly magazine, offer artist residency opportunities, provide awards, and much more. You can choose to direct your funds to a particular project or contribute to the current area of greatest need. Tax donation receipts are available for Canadian and US residents.
Help Build Polar Ambassadors
Since 2000, Students on Ice has followed its mandate to educate the world’s youth about the importance of the polar regions, support their continued growth, and inspire initiatives that contribute to global sustainability, particularly through their award-winning educational youth expeditions. Tax donation receipts are available.
Arts, Crafts, Cuisine & Other Special Items
Support Canadian artisans and businesses this holiday season. Shop for artfully made greeting cards, prints, food products, and Inuit art.
Order Cookies to Share Sable Island with Youth
Friends of Sable Island, a charitable organization dedicated to the long-term preservation of Sable Island, invites you to help engage the next generation in caring for the island. Purchase specially designed shortbread cookies to support our goal of enabling every child to learn about the special natural and cultural history of Sable Island. All orders will be fulfilled the week of December 5, 2021.
Give a Gift that Gives Back
Make your Christmas full of beans this year with Kaapittiaq, the Inuit-owned coffee company. Kaapittiaq means "good coffee" in Inuinnaqtun and our coffee doesn’t just taste good—it does good. 75% of our profits fund initiatives that support Inuit culture. This holiday season, give your loved ones the gift that keeps on giving.
Buy Art at the Nunatsiavut Online Christmas Auction
The Nunatsiavut Art & Craft Christmas Auction is an online Facebook event that features handmade Inuit grass work, traditional and contemporary clothing, jewelry, handbags, ornaments, and more. The event showcases Nunatsiavut talent from well-known artists, master talents, and up-and-comers. Better hurry—bidding ends on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 8:59:59pm AST.
Fine Art Photographic Prints & Cards by Scott Forsyth
Adventure Canada photographer Scott Forsyth has collaborated with a local Calgary printmaker to create a series of limited-edition fine art prints on archival artisan crafted papers. Each print is accompanied by a story about the location and the creation of the image. Art cards are also available. Use this 15% holiday discount code for the Adventure Canada community: Xmas2021
Support Programs for Residential School Survivors
The National Center for Truth and Reconciliation is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honoured and kept safe for future generations. Their online shop sells t-shirts, flags, pins, water bottles, and other items, with profits going towards education programs and survivor initiatives.
Shop exclusive gear from The Explorers Club Outfitters
The Explorers Club Outfitters is the official online store of The Explorers Club—a gathering place for explorers since 1904. Visit the online shop for an array of exclusive products—including limited edition club gear, apparel, accessories, and more. For a limited time, enter the code Adventure10 for 10% off your order, available only to the Adventure Canada community, now through December 31st, 2021.
Give The Walrus as a Gift
The Walrus provokes new thinking and sparks conversation on matters vital to Canadians. Never go wrong when you gift a subscription to The Walrus. It’s the gift that keeps giving all year long—while entertaining and informing everybody on your list. Unlock a special offer exclusively for the Adventure Canada community using the link below, and support The Walrus today.
A New Newfoundland Murder Mystery by Kevin Major
In Three for Trinity, the third book in the Sebastian Synard Mystery series, offbeat humour meets suspense as a nefarious crime unfolds in Trinity, Newfoundland in front of a live theatre audience. When Sebastian goes undercover to try to discover the killer, he’s taking a risk in more ways than one!
Music by Nainip Tittulautingit, Nain's Brass Band
Active for two nearly centuries, Nainip Tittulautingit continues a storied tradition of Moravian Labrador Inuit brass music. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Moravian missionaries from Germany brought hymns and brass instruments to Labrador. Since then, Labrador Inuit have made these songs, and their instruments their very own.
"My Indian" by Saqamaw Mi’sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill
In 1822, William Epps Cormack sought the expertise of a guide who could lead him across Newfoundland. In his journals, Cormack refers to his guide only as “My Indian.” Almost two hundred years later, Mi’sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill reclaim the story of Sylvester Joe, the Mi’kmaw guide engaged by Cormack.
Special Subscription Offer from the Inuit Art Quarterly
The award-winning Inuit Art Quarterly is the globe's only magazine dedicated to circumpolar Indigenous art. For over thirty years, the IAQ has been at the forefront of the field, bringing to light new and notable artists while sharing their voices and culture. Adventure Canada supporters are eligible for a special subscription offer using the link below—either for yourself or as a special gift for the art lover in your life.
"What I Remember, What I Know" by Governor General Award nominee Larry Audlaluk
In his new book, Larry Audlaluk of Ausuittuq (Grise Fiord), Nunavut tells of loss, illness, and his family’s struggle to survive through a forced relocation to the High Arctic. With refreshing candour and an unbreakable sense of humour, Larry leads the reader through his life as a High Arctic Exile—through broken promises, a decades-long fight to return home, and a life between two worlds as southern culture begins to encroach on Inuit tradition.
Relive the Fun of an On-Board Concert
Experience the rollicking good fun of a Thomas Kovacs concert at your own private event! Just like on board, you and your guests can make requests from his 350-song request book, play the tambourine, shakers, hand drum, dance, or even come up and sing. And of course, Thomas will remember all your names! Get an additional $20 off if the party host comes up to sing.
“Kimmy & Mike" a new picture book by Dave Paddon
The fish aren’t biting in this hilarious tall tale about siblings who set out to find some fish for their father’s supper, so Kimmy and Mike decide to see if they’ll have luck on the other side of the ocean. Theirs is a round-the-world adventure with plenty of fun. But it’s still up to their mother to find something for the pot. Based on a classic recitation by Dave Paddon.
Four Fantastic Albums by Tony Oxford
Musical storytelling comes to life in Tony Oxford's albums, reverberating the heart and soul of Newfoundland. His folk tunes on 500 Years, Viking Trails, and Resettled Body—Unsettled Mind reflect on life in Newfoundland, the Norse sagas, European exploration, and community resettlement. Rubecon, his social justice album, laments the sorrows and dangers of western military interventions. Albums are $20 CAD, plus shipping. Perfect for the music lover in your life!
"The Wild Coasts of Canada" by Scott Forsyth
Winner of the 2020 Banff International Film and Book Festival—Mountain Image Award, The Wild Coasts of Canada is a 300 page hardcover book featuring photographs of the remote landscapes of Canada’s three ocean coastlines. More than a picture book, there are 35,000 words of text narrating the natural and cultural history of each region. Most of the content of this book originates from Scott’s excursions with Adventure Canada and will be very familiar to fellow travellers.
"The Ancestors Are Happy" by David Pelly
The Ancestors Are Happy is a masterfully woven tapestry portraying the Arctic as a landscape of stories, which offers a compilation of personal tales from Inuit informants whose lives collectively span the 20th century, a period of remarkable transition for the North. Learn more about the story behind this new 2021 release from Adventure Canada expedition team member David Pelly.
A Polar Poetry Project by Sam Wilson Fletcher
Few visit the icy extremes of our planet. Fewer still cross both polar circles. In 2022, Sam will do just that—as poet-in-residence on expeditions to Antarctica and the Canadian Arctic. To raise funds for the Antarctic leg of his journey, Sam is pre-selling copies of POLAR, the book of poetry he plans to write.
A Unique Reconciliation Project from Patricia Stirbys & Peter Croal
The National Healing Forests initiative is a community-focused and land-based reconciliation initiative involving education, trees, and green spaces. Healing Forest spaces offer survivors and families of the Residential School system, as well as all Canadians, an opportunity to learn, heal, reflect, and have meaningful conversations about reconciliation. There are now ten Healing Forests in Canada, with more being planned by communities.