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Inns North Canadian Arctic Hotels

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Inns North hotels are a chain of 20 aboriginal owned and controlled hotels operating in the remote and beautiful regions of the Canadian Arctic. Each Inns North hotel is independently owned and controlled by the Co-operative in the community where it is located. The community Co-operatives' service federation, "Arctic Co-operatives Limited," has developed the Inns North program. This program creates a framework for the Inn North Hotels to work together in the establishment of service standards and provides training and operational support to hotel and tourism staff. The Inns North program markets the hotel and tourism adventures of the participating hotels and their communities.




Header - About the Community Co-operatives
The community Co-operatives in the North are multi purpose businesses that provide a wide range of services to their member owners and their communities. The services provided by the 31 local Co-ops include retail stores, hotel and tourism operations, cable television, art and craft marketing, fuel distribution, heavy equipment services, property rental and a variety of agency type services.

The Co-operative process begins and ends with local ownership under the control of members who use the services of the Co-op. Members of local Co-operatives take ownership by purchasing and holding shares, but control of the Co-operative is not linked to the number of shares owned. Instead, each member has an equal say in the business affairs of the Co-op: "one member, one vote."

The community Co-operatives in the north have joined together to form two services organizations, Arctic Co-operatives Limited and Arctic Co-operative Development Fund.


About Arctic Co-operatives Limited
Arctic Co-operatives Limited is an affiliation (Federation) of those Co-operatives in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Northern Manitoba who choose to become owner members. The role of ACL is to coordinate the resources and combined purchasing power of the local Co-operatives in a manner that enables them to provide service to their members in an economically viable manner.

Although the membership of Arctic Co-operatives Limited consists of independent Co-operative organizations, it operates in the same manner as a local Co-operative. The geographic area served by Arctic Co-operatives Limited is divided into seven districts, each of which elects one director. These seven individuals make up the Board of Directors of the organization. Each year, the Board of Directors elects its own President from among the directors. Each Member Co-operative takes part in the democratic process by participating in the annual meeting of Arctic Co-operatives Limited.


Header - About Arctic Co-operative Development Fund
Arctic Co-operative Development Fund is also a Federation of the Co-operatives of the NWT, Nunavut and Northern Manitoba. The services provided by ACDF are financial in nature compared to the operational and technical support services provided by ACL.

ACDF is restricted to making financial investments in its Member Co-operatives. It provides this financing on a commercial basis with the normal terms and conditions any commercial lender would carry. Its investments, however, do not carry a requirement for a directorship position or representation on any of the Co-operatives it in which invests.

ACDF has the same basic structure as Arctic Co-operatives Limited. The membership of ACDF is composed of 36 local Co-operatives and Arctic Co-operatives Limited. ACDF has a directorship of seven members. ACDF has the same accountability procedures to its member owners as ACL.
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Inns North Canadian Arctic Hotels

Inns North Canadian Arctic Hotels hotels are located in:

Arviat, Nunavut
Baker Lake, Nunavut
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut
Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut
Gjoa Haven, Nunavut
Hall Beach, Nunavut
Igloolik, Nunavut
Kimmirut, Nunavut
Kugaaruk, Nunavut
Pangnirtung, Nunavut
Pond Inlet, Nunavut
Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut
Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
Repulse Bay, Nunavut
Resolute Bay, Nunavut
Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
Whale Cove, Nunavut
Fort McPherson, NWT
Ulukhaktok, NWT