RCY’s Office Visits Arviat

RCY's Office Visits Arviat

During the week of January 15-19, 2017, RCY staff Lynn Matte, David Korgak and Katie Didham visited the welcoming community of Arviat. Lynn, David and Katie met with local service providers, including healthcare providers, educators, hamlet staff and members of the RCMP.

The highlight of the visit was presenting to and meeting the students of Arviat’s three schools; the Levi Angmak Elementary School, the Qitiqliq Middle School and the John Arnalukjuak High School. Students were engaged and interested in the work done by the RCY's office, asking questions and sharing their understanding of children’s rights with the RCY team.

Another highlight was spending time at the Youth Drop-In Centre during one of the evenings as well as an afternoon at the local Co-Op, meeting members of the community and hearing about the youth and children in the community.

Lynn, David and Katie thoroughly enjoyed their time in Arviat and are looking forward to the next trip!