February 8, 2018

Annie Aningmiuq, Director of Indigenous Programming

AningmiuqCanada World Youth is pleased to announce and welcome Ms. Annie Aningmiuq as Director of Indigenous Programming. We look forward to working with her as she helps lead our Indigenous Youth Leadership Program to its next strategic levels. “I strongly believe in Canada World Youth’s approach to asset-based programming centered on indigenous knowledge and to working in partnership with Indigenous communities.  It creates active and engaged global leaders,” says Ms. Aningmiuq. She recently attended the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York City as well as met with the Permanent Mission of Canada at the United Nations in laying out the ground work for CWY’s indigenous youth participation at the 17th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which will take place April 16-27, 2018 at the United Nations.

Annie Aningmiuq brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role. Her past experience includes Engagement Coordinator for Community Foundations of Canada, establishing engagement of several communities across Canada, including working on the development of an Arctic Foundation; Coordinator of Health Policy and Programs for Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, the national representative organization of Inuit women in Canada; Policy Advisor for Oral Health; Youth Projects Coordinator for Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), as well as Office Manager for the Member of Parliament for Nunavut.

Born in Iqaluit, Nunavut, she studied at the University of Guelph and the University of the Arctic and is fluent in English and Inuktitut. As a traditional throat singer, she has performed for multiple organizations, events and concerts in Canada, the United States and Europe. She believes that cultural pride is important in staying mentally and emotionally healthy. Furthermore, Ms. Aningmiuq is no stranger to Canada World Youth as she participated in a CWY exchange with India in 2007.

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About Canada World Youth

Canada World Youth is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth aged up to 35 who want to become informed and active global citizens. CWY offers international transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge, leadership and skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects. For more than 40 years, 38,000 youth and 12,000 host families have participated in CWY programs, in Canada and abroad.

CWY is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization (#118973999RR0001).

Source : Mary McGee, Communications Officer, Canada World Youth, 514 931-3526 # 336,

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Mary McGee
1 800 605-3526 #336
514 931-3526 # 336