2017 was a year of growth for The Pinnguaq Association. Much like we did last year, we wanted to share the current status of our employment base, introduce some new staff and project what we are looking forward to in 2018.
This time last year we had 10 staff employed between both Pinnguaq Association and Pinnguaq Technology. 7 staff were directly employed by the Pinnguaq Association, 3 by the BC-based Pinnguaq Technology Inc. Many of those staff were interns. Some who went on to other companies, some who went back to school and others who have remained on as full-time employees.
The Pinnguaq Association is moving nearly all of its attention to the te(a)ch program with many exciting announcements coming up over the next week or so. In the meantime, let’s look at the stats.
The Pinnguaq Association currently employs a total of 11 full-time staff members with at least an additional 6 staff being hired over the next 4 months. One of those positions is posted now and we would encourage anyone interested in joining us to touch base.
Of our full-time staff currently, 7 work in Lindsay, 2 in Toronto, 2 in Nunavut (Iqaluit and Pangnirtung respectively) and 1 is in British Columbia. 2017 saw us open up official office space in Lindsay, Ontario, Iqaluit, Nunavut and Burnaby, BC. We’ve explored some of the challenges of that task in previous posts. Our employee force is made of 12 people total. 6 identify as women and 6 as men.
The Pinnguaq Association is a not for profit federal incorporated company with a board of directors currently made up of Ryan Oliver (Lindsay, Ontario), Laura Arngna’naaq (Yellowknife, NWT) and Nicolas Polito (Iqaluit, Nunavut).
We would invite everyone and anyone who is interested to explore our annual reports from previous years on our newly created “Annual Report” page.
Tomorrow we will share some of the new staff, their bios and let you get to know who it is we are and where we are heading.