Baker Lake

Baker Lake, or Qamani’tuuq,is situated inland, at the huge widening of the mouth of the Thelon River, close to the geographic centre of Canada. Baker Lake (pop. 1,950) is well known for its arts and craft community. Artists and studios promoting local arts and crafts, such as the Inuit Heritage Centre, the Jessie Oonark Centre, and well-established independent art galleries, are assets to the community.

The natural resource industry could also have a significant impact on the economic development of Baker Lake. Further development of the Meadowbank gold deposit has already created numerous local hires. For more information about Baker Lake, visit www.bakerlake.ca.

Latest Projects

A territory-wide program focusing on advancing climate change adaptation knowledge and decision-making  on resource development in Nunavut.

Addressing climate change and identifying approaches for supporting current and future climate change adaptation projects across the Canadian Arctic.

What do your elders and community leaders in Nunavut have to say about changing climate conditions over the years? Do you have images of your region that show the effects of climate change? Submit a community report and add your contribution to our store of knowledge.

Climate warming is driving a rapid transformation of polar ecosystems, and we urgently need to study the vulnerability of seafloor biodiversity to changes that are already underway.

This project will explore the cultural, economic and environmental impacts of mineral exploration and development on four Arctic communities.

The Geological Survey of Canada has developed a summary database and map of recent permafrost temperatures for Nunavut Canada. The database includes publicly available information from over 100 boreholes.

Permafrost vulnerability maps were developed for seven communities. These maps are useful for people who are making decisions about where and how to put infrastructure in Nunavut communities, and gives us more information around current conditions.

This course informs government staff of climate change impacts and how to incorporate climate change into deision-making across all government sectors.

The Nunavut Climate Change Partnership (NCCP) was a collaborative partnership between the Government of Nunavut, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and Natural Reosurces Canada to build capacity for community-level adaptation planning.

Mercury (Hg) is a toxic heavy metal that changes into various chemical forms through geochemical processes. It is an element that occurs naturally in the environment but with industrialization, humans have altered its cycle by adding more mercury in the water, air, and soil.

What can you do to help?

Tell us about what's happening in and around your community, post pictures and add to our database of Inuit Quajimajatuqangit about climate change.

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