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In 2010 a conversation between Dorothy and Tara Tootoo Fotheringham occurred after a change from the “Food Mail” program to the Nutrition North Canada Program. This change meant that people in the Kivalliq Region (Arviat, Whale Cove, Rankin Inlet, Chesterfield Inlet, Baker Lake, Naujaat and Coral Harbour) could NOW order goods from the south and receive the subsidy directly. This was a practice offered in the Baffin region but not in the Kivalliq Region up until 2010. The Food Mail subsidy was offered to the Retailers in the Kivalliq but not to the individual customers.

In April of 2011 the relationship between Arctic Buying Kivalliq and Arctic Buying Company (WPG) was established. The goal of the relationship was to partner with Clifford Caners on his knowledgeable area of the Food Industry in Commercial and Retail with the Knowledge of the Customers and communities with Dorothy and Tara Tootoo Fotheringham

We help all our customers by acting like a ONE-STOP-SHOP purchasing goods so that they can function on the daily basis of day to day life without worry.

We bring our southern pricing to our customers in remote communities by coordinating orders for various vendors of choice within Winnipeg and abroad and fulfill the needs right from the research, purchase, packing and shipping to destination communities all through Nunavut!

In 2019, we expanded by purchasing our own fleet of trailers to haul goods to Thompson Manitoba. We are happy to be able to grow by offering our road to rail service to Churchill Manitoba as well. This also gives us the advantage to haul freight for sealift.

We also provide a Parcel Expediting Service, so our customers can shop online and have the orders shipped to our distribution/receiving warehouse where we can amalgamate your orders to eliminate unwanted waste being more (eco-friendly), and ensure your parcels arrive in a more timely fashion (weather permitting).

We are always looking to expand our network, and offer the same services to the communities in Northern and Central Manitoba!

OUR VISION

We want to support remote communities by supplying southern pricing on goods and services. We want to support all the Northern Communities and expand our network and offer the same services to the communities in Northern and Central Manitoba.

OUR PURPOSE

We support communities and ensure that they have access to goods and services like we have in Southern Manitoba without breaking the bank. We want to help grow businesses in the North and ensure that families have the essentials to help them thrive.

WHY CHOOSE US?

We know that you have a lot of choices out there, here are just some of the main reasons why you should use our services over the competition. We want to assure all of our valued customers have access to goods and services without the hassle, because: If you can think it up, we can ship it up!

100% Inuit Owned

Arctic Buying Company is owned and operated by two Inuit Women! We are proud of our heritage and want to continue to grow and expand the business to help out all our Northern Communities any way we can and lead the way for others!

NNC Subsidy Member

We are a partner of the Nutrition North Canada Program. Offering Nutrition Subsidy qualifying products for the individuals households, schools, institutions and other eligible businesses. We are well recognized for our website that determines the ‘Landed Cost’ of eligible items to your community! This new and improved website is the first of its kind that we know of offering this level of services to all of our valued customers.

One-Stop-Shop

No matter what you are looking for, We shop for anything you need. We will amalgamate parcels, secure procurement of commercial & Industrial goods, pack your groceries and household goods with care. We will coordinate with our partners that help transport all your goods, to ensure all your goods are delivered to you in a timely fashion, weather permitting!

Commercial/ Industrial Procurement

We have made a lot of connections with a large number of premiere vendors. We can help secure and provide special pricing for schools, institutions, health care and other businesses big or small. We have a dedicated sales staff to help you secure things you need to help your communities and businesses grow.

MORE ABOUT OUR OWNERS!

DOROTHY TOOTOO

OWNER


ARCTIC BUYING COMPANY KIVALLIQ INC.

Dorothy Atuat Tootoo has lived and worked in Rankin Inlet for 17 years. She is fluent in Inuktitut and English. Dorothy is the recipient of The Polar Medal (2015) which is a Canadian medal intended to honour explorers of Canada’s polar regions and defenders of the country’s sovereignty in the North. Dorothy comes from a large family, who was nomadic, up until 1950 when their family settled in Churchill Manitoba. The vision of the business started and continued to grow and flourish working with her daughter.

Dorothy brings the Inuit culture and values that are seen throughout the business, by how they communicate with customers, staff and various institutions. Creating bonds, and helping out others any way that we can. Dorothy is the embodiment of the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Principles of:

ᑐᙵᓇᕐᓂᖅ - Tunnganarniq -Fostering good spirit by being open, welcoming and inclusive.

ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕐᓂᖅ - Pijitsirniq -Serving and providing for family and/or community.

TARA TOOTOO FOTHERINGHAM

OWNER


ARCTIC BUYING COMPANY KIVALLIQ INC.

Tara Qunngaatalluriktuq Tootoo Fotheringham has been an entrepreneur since 2000. The first was her Bed and Breakfast and Drywall company she ran with her husband. Tara then was not apparently challenged enough with 3 kids and a B&B so she purchased the “Sugar Rush Café” a well known spot for great food and a welcoming environment.

A recipient of the BDC's Young Entrepreneur Award in 2006, Tara Tootoo Fotheringham has been an incredible force and community contributor to Rankin Inlet, and the Kivalliq, for decades. Since 1996, Tara has devoted her time and effort into building up services and support for Rankin Inlet and community members across the Kivalliq. Starting in 1996 as a custom adoption commissioner, Tara went on to be instrumental in securing the implementation of Rankin Inlet’s second daycare.

In 2011, Tara started a new venture and launched Arctic Buying Co., commonly referred to “Amazon of the North’, the company’s primary focus is ensuring that the needs of northern communities across Nunavut are met from food supplies, furnishings, and most recently, all COVID-19 safety supplies.

Tara is a member of the Amundsen board as well as newly elected Vice Chair for the Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Kivalliq Legal Services Board. Tara resides in Winnipeg with her husband Bryan and children Tootoo and Masha- May while their oldest son Brett is a resident of Rankin Inlet.

Tara brings a wealth of knowledge knowing customers on a personal level, she is a strong advocate for Indigenous issues and will always speak up for the Northern communities to ensure that they have everything they need. She continuously works on expanding her endless ideas to keep the business growing day and night.

CLIFFORD CANERS

OWNER


ARCTIC BUYING COMPANY

Cliff Caners hails from the small town of Arborg, Manitoba with a population of 1200 people and moved to Winnipeg Manitoba. He has a strong background in sales and marketing, and has 30 years of experience under his belt. Cliff continues to push the company forward by researching and reaching out to new vendors, always looking for ways to improve the business. Sourcing and procuring anything and everything customers ask for, and ensuring communication keeps flowing is key to him. He is very personable, and strives to expand his network for the company to ensure that he can help out the Northern Communities in any way necessary. Cliff resides in Winnipeg with his wife Kathryn and children Tavia and Ethan.

OUR TEAM

Bruno Mutima

Bruno
Mutima

Bryan Fotheringham

Bryan
Fotheringham

Randy Proutt

Randy
Proutt

Jude Proutt

Jude
Proutt

KJ Crystoval

KJ
Crystoval

Tootoo Fotheringham

Tootoo
Fotheringham

Walter Sinclair

Walter
Sinclair

Rose Tootoo

Rose
Tootoo

Zac Sharpe

Zac
Sharpe

Amy Morgado

Amy
Morgado

Mathew Schwager

Mathew
Schwager

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WE ARE ARCTIC BUYING


In 2010 a conversation between Dorothy and Tara Tootoo Fotheringham occurred after a change from the “Food Mail” program to the Nutrition North Canada Program. This change meant that people in the Kivalliq Region (Arviat, Whale Cove, Rankin Inlet, Chesterfield Inlet, Baker Lake, Naujaat and Coral Harbour) could NOW order goods from the south and receive the subsidy directly. This was a practice offered in the Baffin region but not in the Kivalliq Region up until 2010. The Food Mail subsidy was offered to the Retailers in the Kivalliq but not to the individual customers.

In April of 2011 the relationship between Arctic Buying Kivalliq and Arctic Buying Company (WPG) was established. The goal of the relationship was to partner with Clifford Caners on his knowledgeable area of the Food Industry in Commercial and Retail with the Knowledge of the Customers and communities with Dorothy and Tara Tootoo Fotheringham

We help all our customers by acting like a ONE-STOP-SHOP purchasing goods so that they can function on the daily basis of day to day life without worry.

We bring our southern pricing to our customers in remote communities by coordinating orders for various vendors of choice within Winnipeg and abroad and fulfill the needs right from the research, purchase, packing and shipping to destination communities all through Nunavut!

In 2019, we expanded by purchasing our own fleet of trailers to haul goods to Thompson Manitoba. We are happy to be able to grow by offering our road to rail service to Churchill Manitoba as well. This also gives us the advantage to haul freight for sealift.

We also provide a Parcel Expediting Service, so our customers can shop online and have the orders shipped to our distribution/receiving warehouse where we can amalgamate your orders to eliminate unwanted waste being more (eco-friendly), and ensure your parcels arrive in a more timely fashion (weather permitting).

We are always looking to expand our network, and offer the same services to the communities in Northern and Central Manitoba!

OUR VISION

We want to support remote communities by supplying southern pricing on goods and services. We want to support all the Northern Communities and expand our network and offer the same services to the communities in Northern and Central Manitoba.

OUR PURPOSE

We support communities and ensure that they have access to goods and services like we have in Southern Manitoba without breaking the bank. We want to help grow businesses in the North and ensure that families have the essentials to help them thrive.

WHY CHOOSE US?

We know that you have a lot of choices out there, here are just some of the main reasons why you should use our services over the competition. We want to assure all of our valued customers have access to goods and services without the hassle, because: If you can think it up, we can ship it up!

100% NUNAVUT OWNED

Arctic Buying Company is owned and operated by two Inuit Women! We are proud of our heritage and want to continue to grow and expand the business to help out all our Northern Communities any way we can and lead the way for others!

NNC SUBSIDY MEMBER

We are a partner of the Nutrition North Canada Program. Offering Nutrition Subsidy qualifying products for the individuals households, schools, institutions and other eligible businesses. We are well recognized for our website that determines the ‘Landed Cost’ of eligible items to your community! This new and improved website is the first of its kind that we know of offering this level of services to all of our valued customers.

ONE STOP SHOP

No matter what you are looking for, We shop for anything you need. We will amalgamate parcels, secure procurement of commercial & Industrial goods, pack your groceries and household goods with care. We will coordinate with our partners that help transport all your goods, to ensure all your goods are delivered to you in a timely fashion, weather permitting!

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL PROCUREMENT

We have made a lot of connections with a large number of premiere vendors. We can help secure and provide special pricing for schools, institutions, health care and other businesses big or small. We have a dedicated sales staff to help you secure things you need to help your communities and businesses grow.

MORE ABOUT THE OWNERS!

DOROTHY TOOTOO

OWNER

ARCTIC BUYING COMPANY KIVALLIQ INC.

Dorothy Atuat Tootoo has lived and worked in Rankin Inlet for 17 years. She is fluent in Inuktitut and English. Dorothy is the recipient of The Polar Medal (2015) which is a Canadian medal intended to honour explorers of Canada’s polar regions and defenders of the country’s sovereignty in the North. Dorothy comes from a large family, who was nomadic, up until 1950 when their family settled in Churchill Manitoba. The vision of the business started and continued to grow and flourish working with her daughter.

Dorothy brings the Inuit culture and values that are seen throughout the business, by how they communicate with customers, staff and various institutions. Creating bonds, and helping out others any way that we can. Dorothy is the embodiment of the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Principles of:

ᑐᙵᓇᕐᓂᖅ - Tunnganarniq -Fostering good spirit by being open, welcoming and inclusive.

ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕐᓂᖅ - Pijitsirniq -Serving and providing for family and/or community.

TARA TOOTOO FOTHERINGHAM

OWNER

ARCTIC BUYING COMPANY KIVALLIQ INC.

Tara Qunngaatalluriktuq Tootoo Fotheringham has been an entrepreneur since 2000. The first was her Bed and Breakfast and Drywall company she ran with her husband. Tara then was not apparently challenged enough with 3 kids and a B&B so she purchased the “Sugar Rush Café” a well known spot for great food and a welcoming environment.

A recipient of the BDC's Young Entrepreneur Award in 2006, Tara Tootoo Fotheringham has been an incredible force and community contributor to Rankin Inlet, and the Kivalliq, for decades. Since 1996, Tara has devoted her time and effort into building up services and support for Rankin Inlet and community members across the Kivalliq. Starting in 1996 as a custom adoption commissioner, Tara went on to be instrumental in securing the implementation of Rankin Inlet’s second daycare.

In 2011, Tara started a new venture and launched Arctic Buying Co., commonly referred to “Amazon of the North’, the company’s primary focus is ensuring that the needs of northern communities across Nunavut are met from food supplies, furnishings, and most recently, all COVID-19 safety supplies.

Tara is a member of the Amundsen board as well as newly elected Vice Chair for the Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Kivalliq Legal Services Board. Tara resides in Winnipeg with her husband Bryan and children Tootoo and Masha- May while their oldest son Brett is a resident of Rankin Inlet.

Tara brings a wealth of knowledge knowing customers on a personal level, she is a strong advocate for Indigenous issues and will always speak up for the Northern communities to ensure that they have everything they need. She continuously works on expanding her endless ideas to keep the business growing day and night.

CLIFFORD CANERS

OWNER

ARCTIC BUYING COMPANY

Cliff Caners hails from the small town of Arborg, Manitoba with a population of 1200 people and moved to Winnipeg Manitoba. He has a strong background in sales and marketing, and has 30 years of experience under his belt. Cliff continues to push the company forward by researching and reaching out to new vendors, always looking for ways to improve the business. Sourcing and procuring anything and everything customers ask for, and ensuring communication keeps flowing is key to him. He is very personable, and strives to expand his network for the company to ensure that he can help out the Northern Communities in any way necessary. Cliff resides in Winnipeg with his wife Kathryn and children Tavia and Ethan.

OUR TEAM

Bruno Mutima

Bruno
Mutima

Bryan Fotheringham

Bryan
Fotheringham

Randy Proutt

Randy
Proutt

Jude Proutt

Jude
Proutt

KJ Crystoval

KJ
Crystoval

Tootoo Fotheringham

Tootoo
Fotheringham

Walter Sinclair

Walter
Sinclair

Rose Tootoo

Rose
Tootoo

Zac Sharpe

Zac
Sharpe

Amy Morgado

Amy
Morgado

Mathew Schwager

Mathew
Schwager