2016 Your Story, Your Voice Winners


The Representative for Children and Youth’s office held its second-annual Your Story, Your Voice Contest in celebration of National Child Day on November 20, 2016. This contest was an opportunity to raise awareness of our office and to start young Nunavummiut talking about their rights.

The theme for 2016 was “right to participate.” This year, we asked Nunavut schools to send us classroom entries of door decorations or wall murals that reflected this theme. We received entries from six classes – each showing us the creativity and originality of young Nunavummiut!

This year’s winners are:

  • K-3 Class – Gjoa Haven -  Quqshuun Ilihakvik - Catherine Eleeheetook’s P3 Class
  • 4-7 Class – Gjoa Haven Primary 5 - Quqshuun Ilihakvik – Joanni Sallerina’s P5 Class
  • 8-12 Class – Arviat – Qitiqliq Middle School - Jamie Samuel’s Grade 8 Class

In the spirit of honouring a child’s right to participate, classes will work with the RCY’s office to determine what each class’s prize will be.

Thanks to all who participated:

  • Gjoa Haven - Quqshuun Ilihakvik P3 Class
  • Gjoa Haven - Quqshuun Ilihakvik P4 Class
  • Gjoa Haven- Quqshuun Ilihakvik P5 Class
  • Gjoa Haven – Quqshuun Ilihakvik I1 Class
  • Arviat –  Qitiqliq Middle School 8A Class
  • Arviat – Qitiqliq Middle School 8B Class

We look forward to next year!