There are so many reasons why Inuit are one of Canada’s most beloved and iconic cultures. One of the most dominant and admirable Inuit qualities is resilience: the ability to move through difficulties and maintain hope. Tungasuvvingat Inuit, A Place Where Inuit are Welcome, is the beating heart of the Southern revival.

People in the National Capital Region have a marvelous chance to get involved with this beautiful, ancient, compassionate, artistic, joyous and family-oriented culture. Ottawa-Gatineau is now home to an estimated 3,000 Inuit, the largest community outside of The North.

Opportunities abound for career-seekers, volunteers and financial supporters, who will never regret immersing themselves in the inspiring Inuit world.

The Inuit population is growing at three times the national average. It is experiencing an Arctic Renaissance in The South, as well as The North, following decades of severe hardships.


Tungasuvvingat Inuit is proud of the dedication and accomplishments of its multi-disciplinary members. Most members of our dedicated, hard-working staff are Inuit. Our most valuable asset is our people.

Tungasuvvingat Inuit respects and values equality and teamwork in our caring workplace. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and we place a strong emphasis on professional development.

Being conversant in Inuktitut is a strong asset for our job candidates.

All applications for employment must include a covering letter and a current resume. Please follow the application instructions for all posted positions, being sure to meet the application deadline contained in the job advertisement.

Tungasuvvingat Inuit is always interested in receiving resumes for potential casual positions that may arise from time to time. If you would like to be considered for casual, as-needed, opportunities please send your resume to, with the subject line reading: Casual employment.

All information sent to us is confidential. Accommodations for applicants with disabilities is available upon request.

Job Postings

Please see the careers section for current job openings.


Volunteering at Tungasuvvingat Inuit is a quintessentially human experience and is richly rewarding.

Whether it’s helping out in an administrative capacity, at Tungasuvvingat Inuit’s fun-filled annual golf tournament, or going strawberry and apple picking with Tungasuvvingat Inuit’s Family Resource Centre, volunteering at Tungasuvvingat Inuit is an unforgettable experience.

Some volunteers are former clients of Tungasuvvingat Inuit programs, who are well-placed to assist others going through similar experiences.

Simply negotiating the OC Transpo transit system can be daunting for people who have just arrived in the city from The North. Volunteers can help ease the way through an adjustment many people find challenging.

Volunteers are strongly supported by our qualified staff and are provided with valuable consultation, training and supervision. Students can receive priceless placement experiences.

Placement students include students from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Students from Algonquin College, Sir Sandford Fleming College and Willis Business College also have enjoyed career-making placements, completing academic programs such as Business Administration, Social Work, Addictions, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and Corrections.

We sincerely thank and recognize the many sources of help we receive on a daily basis from people who volunteer their time and energy to make our programs possible.

Tungasuvvingat Inuit’s seven-member Board of Directors contributes considerable time because its’ members believe in the sustainability of our mission to empower and enhance the lives of Inuit.

It is through the Board’s sound governance and care that we are able to strengthen our programs and to develop new and innovative projects to adapt to the changing needs of the community.

To express your interest in volunteering at Tungasuvvingat Inuit please contact