Infrastructure in the Canadian Arctic is being affected by climate change impacts such as permafrost thaw, coastal erosion, and changing temperatures and precipitation patterns. With this in mind, the Standards Council of Canada established the Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative
Igloolik is located on a small island in Foxe Basin, just off Melville Peninsula on the mainland of Nunavut. Although Igloolik (Population approx. 1700) is part of the Qikiqtani or Baffin region, there exists a mix of Inuit cultural traditions from each of the three regions.
Igloolik is a community that balances modern living with a traditional way of life, as illustrated in Atanarjuat, the award-winning movie based on traditional legend.