Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

CRTC Chair and CEO, Jean-Pierre Blais meets Johnny, the lemming

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Jean-Pierre Blais with Johnny, the lemming on the Takuginai children's show set.

Jean-Pierre Blais with Johnny, the lemming on the Takuginai children’s show set.

Mr. Blais, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) visited Iqaluit this past March along with Ms. Duncan, a CRTC Commissioner, to discuss communications issues in the North one-on-one. They toured IBC’s current facility and learned about the Sanavallianiq Isumagijaujunut – Building for Dreams fundraising campaign.

Need for Inuit Film and Video Archives urgent

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Long-time IBC Executive Director, Debbie Brisebois, presented on the proposed Inuit Film and Video Archives at the Pan-Canadian Documentary Heritage Forum in Ottawa, November 6, 2012.

Presentation Text


The Archives is part of the Nunavut Media Arts Centre to be built in Iqaluit by 2015. Preserving the 30 years of Inuit film and video productions, an unprecedented collection in Canada and perhaps around the world of Inuit social, political and cultural history, is urgent. The collection is currently at risk, spread out in facilities that cannot meet the necessary archiving standards for preservation. The clock is ticking!

IBC presentation prepared for NBDC’s Nunavut Technology Showcase

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

See the presentation by Debbie Brisebois, Executive Director of the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation prepared for the Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation’s Nunavut Technology Showcase at  Astro Theatre – Iqaluit, Nunavut, October 30, 2012.

Speaking notes


IBC’s NMAC Fundraising Campaign – Press Conference Photo

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Nunatsiaq On-line – Sept. 21, 2012: Debbie Brisebois, executive director of the Inuit Broadcasting Corp., Qikiqtani Inuit Association president Okalik Eegeesiak, Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq, Madeleine d’Argencourt, the chairperson of IBC’s board, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Cathy Towtongie, Nunavut Commissioner Edna Elias and Elisapee Sheutiapik, the president of Pauktuutit national Inuit women’s association, stand together following the announcement of the IBC’s new fundraising campaign “Sanavallianiq Isumagijaujunut – Building for Dreams.” The campaign wants to raise $8.8 million for the future Nunavut Media Arts Centre. “The concrete pad lies ready and waiting for the building in Iqaluit,” said d’Argencourt. “The up-to-date facility with modern equipment will enable IBC to continue to build on its impressive 30 year legacy of Inuit language programming.”

Nunavut Media Arts Centre Booth at Nunavut Trade Show

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Donations will be gratefully accepted towards the building fund next week at the NMAC Booth at the Nunavut Trade Show from Tuesday to Thursday, Sept. 25-27, 2012. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for donations over $20. Donations can also be made on-line at or

Previous contributions from Nunavut’s Kitikmeot, Kivalliq and Qikiqtani Inuit Associations, CanNor, Government of Nunavut – Economic Development and Transportation, the Jackman Foundation, and Paddies on the Tundra went into building design costs and the preparation/installation of the foundation on Inuit-owned land donated by QIA. A donation by R L Hanson Construction Ltd. of local cartage service during construction has also been made.

Contact: Catherine Carry, Project Manager, NMAC Fundraising Campaign
Toll-free: 1(800)267-8327 ext. 231 / T: (613)235-1892 ext. 231

IBC’s Nunavut Media Arts Centre Fundraising Advisory Committee to meet in Iqaluit on Sept. 21-22

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The Committee will help hammer out plans for fundraising activities and assist with connections in the public and private sectors. Members include: Madeleine d’Argencourt; André Bureau, Astral Media Inc.; Charles Coffey, O.C., Former Executive Vice President, Royal Bank of Canada; Bernadette Miqqusaaq Dean, IBC Vice President; Okalik Eegeesiak, President QIA; Anne Mikijuk Hanson, Former Commissioner of Nunavut; Senator Dennis Patterson; and, Christy Sinclair, ULU com.

Notice of Press Conference

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

IBC Launch of the “Sanavallianiq Isumagijaujunut – Building for Dreams”  Fundraising Campaign for the Nunavut Media Arts Centre

Friday, September 21, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

Inuit Broadcasting Building # 1085A – Mivvik Street (Airport Road) Green Room/Coffee Room

For further information, please contact:

Debbie Brisebois
Executive Director, Inuit Broadcasting Corporation
331 Cooper Street, Suite 301
Ottawa, ON  K2P 0G5
P: (613) 235-1892 ext. 232  F: (613) 230-8824

In Iqaluit Sept. 20-28: Cell 613-795-3662 or IBC 867-979-6231


Catherine Carry
Project Manager, NMAC Fundraising Campaign  / 1-800-267-8327 ext. 231