Acclaimed Inuk singer-songwriter, and three-time Juno Award winner, Susan Aglukark, QC, will be recognized with the 2022 Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada.
Aglukark is being honoured for her dedication to improving the lives of children and youth in Northern Indigenous communities.
“It is an honour to receive this award, and a privilege to have had the opportunity to help create safe spaces for Northern Inuit and Indigenous youth to explore their own potential and forge cultural connections through Indigenous-led programs,” said Aglukark. “I am proud of the work our team at the Arctic Rose Foundation has achieved so far, and look forward to expanding our footprint across the North to bring more culturally-grounded, adaptable programming to young people and help engage, support and inspire them in all aspects of their lives.”
“Susan’s unwavering passion and dedication to the Arctic Rose Foundation is truly inspirational,” said CARAS/Juno CEO & President Allan Reid. “From improving food security to decreasing gaps in education, Susan has dedicated her life to tackling some of the most pressing issues faced by Northern Indigenous communities. We are so delighted to commemorate all of her philanthropic achievements.”
Presented annually, the Humanitarian Award recognizes philanthropic efforts from Canadian artists and industry pioneers who have made a meaningful impact on social welfare around the world. Aglukark will receive this year's award at the Juno Opening Night Awards. Presented by Ontario Creates, the event takes place on Saturday, May 14 and is to be streamed live on CBC Gem and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.