$1M teaching prize winner developing kayaking program

July 26, 2017

Maggie MacDonnell, a teacher who won a $1M global teaching prize for her work in an Inuit community in Northern QC, is developing a program aimed at re-introducing kayaking into Inuit culture. MacDonnell says that the program would provide health and cultural benefits to Inuit students while helping them reconnect with nature and encouraging environmental preservation. The program will be set up in Salluit, QC and will focus on four areas of personal development. “I'm willing to put my money into this issue,” said MacDonnell. “I really hope that I can inspire or create a way for other Canadians, corporations or the governments to get involved.” MacDonnell hopes to officially register the program as a non-profit organization. CBC