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Arrow In The Arctic

Arrow In The Arctic

Pi Phi's Canadian philanthropy, Arrow in the Arctic, supports reading in Canada's Northern library systems: the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

AITA Logo Established at the 1967 Convention, Arrow in the Arctic was the first Canadian philanthropy among National Panhellenic Conference groups.

Illiteracy rates are high in northern Canada, and Arctic libraries are vital community centers, both educationally and socially. Women are often the first in their families to become literate and carry the responsibility of ensuring literacy for their children. Many children are educated at home due to extreme weather and distance from schools. 

Gifts to support Arrow in the Arctic help purchase books for northern libraries; bilingual educational materials and videos; reference books; collections of stories by native authors and educational programming. Donations also preserve the language and culture of the north’s Inuit and First Nations. A map of Canadian libraries funded by Arrow in the Arctic is available here.  

Support Arrow in the Arctic by making a gift


Heather's Story

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Watson Lake Community Library in Yukon Territory has used Arrow in the Arctic grants for different projects to support our library.

From building our own collection of books authored by northern women to developing a number of youth programs,

we are ever thankful for your continued interest in our library.

~Heather Berg
Liard Valley Literary Society Chair

To find out more about our literacy efforts, simply click here!