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Kivalliq Inter-community Road Study

Working with the Government of Nunavut to support funding applications, community engagement, and arctic engineering for a vital road

  • Nunavut, Canada

    Nunavut, Canada

Finding a much-needed transportation corridor for northern communities

Getting around in Canada’s Arctic is a challenge—there are currently no all-weather roads that connect communities in Nunavut. Apart from a limited sealift resupply service for durable goods, the only way to transport goods and travel long distances is by air. Reliance on this single and costly mode of transportation severely constrains opportunities in the north.

In collaboration with the Government of Nunavut (GN), and through our Indigenous Partnership, Nunami Stantec Limited, we provided early business case analysis and funding application support that secured federal financing for an inter-community road project. Nunami Stantec was then selected through a public procurement process to complete three phases of the study to assess the project viability, undertake community consultations, and complete physical investigations and roadway alignment designs.

We continue to lead the project with the GN and have begun public consultations for the conceptual corridor, which will help refine the project and design options that benefit communities and industry across the Kivalliq region and beyond. Nunami Stantec’s extensive relationships with northern communities have been key to facilitating successful consultations.

At a Glance

  • Government of Nunavut
Meet Our Team

Kevin Hodgins, Senior Principal

Communities are built on people. As professionals, it’s important to be involved in the volunteer and professional organizations that strengthen our immediate communities.

Arlen Foster, Principal, Practice Lead, Infrastructure

I enjoy teaming with clients, contractors, and designers to manage risks the arctic brings, producing a product we can all be proud of.
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Lesley Cabott, Senior Planner

Planning is about people and places. Planning allows opportunities to be created and community values to be celebrated.

Zoë Morrison, Community Planner

I often see my planning role as a translator—we work with everyone to really understand situations and come up with the right solutions.

Steffen Karl, Associate, Materials Engineering

My goal is to help clients solve out-of-the-ordinary problems, often by finding unique solutions with limited resources.
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Kevin Hodgins

Senior Principal

Arlen Foster

Principal, Practice Lead, Infrastructure

Lesley Cabott

Senior Planner

Zoë Morrison

Community Planner

Steffen Karl

Associate, Materials Engineering

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