Pictured: NorthMart, Inuvik store manager Kevin Giesbrecht
The North West Company is proud of the active role we play within communities. We strive to help make a positive, progressive difference within each community we serve – and our role in the hamlet of Inuvik, NWT is no exception.
Inuvik was conceived in 1953 as a replacement administrative centre for the hamlet of Aklavik on the west of the Mackenzie Delta, initially called “New Aklavik”. With a population of 3,243 (as per 2016 Census), the main language spoken in Inuvik is English, though schools teach and a handful of local people still speak Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun), and Gwich'in.
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North West is proud of the impact we have on the community.
1. Employment: We are one of the largest employers in the community, with our NorthMart store in Inuvik employing 66 individuals. We employ community members and support local business by purchasing services close to home.
2. Capital Investment: NorthMart has made a $2,597,900 capital investment in the Inuvik store over a 10-year period.*
3. Annual Economic Impact: NorthMart is making a positive economic impact in Inuvik, with $3,629,955 annual economic impact in the community.
Our NorthMart store manager Kevin Giesbrecht and his team are large community supporters, actively contributing to the local population of Inuvik.
“Contributing towards the community helps everybody. It doesn’t go specifically for individuals, it helps everyone in the community, and that’s what we really need to focus on – something that helps people across the board,” said Kevin.
*for year ending 2017