Our organization has been present in various forms since the mid-90s, with the primary goal of increasing healthy food access in the community. In 2008, we registered under the Societies Act as the Qayuqtuvik Society, a non-denominational, distinct entity. In 2009, we moved our operations into a new stand-alone building with a fully equipped commercial kitchen, an 80-person dining room, public washrooms, and wheelchair access. This was built through a combination of seed capital and a tremendous amount of in-kind support from local Iqaluit businesses and organizations.
In 2015 we began to explore areas of collaboration with Community Food Centres Canada in an effort to increase the breadth and quality of the programming we provide. In 2016 we became a Good Food Organization and in 2019 we are set to become a Community Food Centre and join a larger nationwide movement to address food insecurity.