Sea ice is vital to life in the North as it connects communities and serves as a highway and hunting platform. But with sea ice becoming less predictable, ice travel risk has increased for northern communities.
SmartICE is a community-based Work Integrated Social Enterprise (WISE) offering climate change adaptation tools and services that integrate Inuit knowledge of sea ice with monitoring technology. Our information contributes to more informed decisions regarding sea ice travel and supports community economic development such as outfitting and fisheries. By augmenting local knowledge and supporting traditional sea ice use, SmartICE also promotes Inuit culture, intergenerational learning, and community wellbeing.
Our organization is governed by a diverse group of individuals from coast to coast to coast who each bring a unique perspective and skillset.
We are committed to diverse representation at all levels of our organization, and that’s why we’ve joined 1200+ other organizations across Canada in the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 50-30 Challenge!
Jeff Howard – Chair
Kristy Sheppard – Vice Chair
Ryan Stack – Treasurer
Cheryl Wray – Director
Shelia Downer – Director
Rodd Laing – Director
Derrick Pottle – Director
Derek Teevan – Director
Trevor Bell – Founding Director and Ex-Officio
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Carolann Harding Chief Executive Officer, St. John’s