Kaapittiaq relies on the support of businesses, non-profit organizations and funders dedicated to the common cause of strengthening Indigenous cultures and capacity through coffee. This partnership prioritizes the building of Indigenous to Indigenous networks for communication, products and knowledge exchange.
As Kaapittiaq grows, we will create more opportunities for social change and cultural revival.
Kitikmeot Heritage Society
PI/KHS is an Inuit non-profit organization based in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. They started our company as a way to raise more money towards documenting, revitalizing, and mobilizing Inuinnait culture and language. PI/KHS is the 100% shareholder of our company.
Beaver Rock Roastery
Located in Barrie, Ontario, Beaver Rock is a private label coffee roaster that is helping Kaapittiaq access the equipment and training required to roast its beans. Through Beaver Rock's guidance, Kaapittiaq is building the knowledge and funding to construct its own coffee production facility in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.
The Business Innovation Initiative (BII) is a joint project of the Business Design and Leading Innovation courses of OCADs SFI graduate program. OCAD students work in teams and use the tools they have learned in the program to provide high-quality consulting services and address challenges of participating client organizations.