Nunivaat is a permanent, public and independent statistics databank entirely dedicated to the socio-economic situation of Nunavik.
The data contained in Nunivaat is available on a regional level as well as for the 14 villages of Nunavik. It contains 15 main indicators, all selected for their capacity to describe the socio-economic realities of Nunavik: population, housing, education, work, health, income, etc. These indicators are subdivided into 92 sub-indicators and are spread over more than 10 years. Nunivaat has over 2,700 tables.
Nunivaat is available via the Internet and is free. It basically operates as a portal by directing the users to the tables in the sites where they are published. When this is not possible, users can access a copy of the tables stored in the Nunivaat database. The site was designed in a way that makes it easy to use. The search engine is in fact made up of three menus from which users are required to make a choice: countries and regions; indicators and sub-indicators; years. A search may also be made from an interactive map.
The data found in Nunivaat comes from Statistics Canada, the Institut de la statistique du Québec and the databanks of various provincial ministries. It also comes from studies and research conducted by the team of the Chair within the framework of its Nunivaat programme.
Nunivaat is updated on a regular basis in order to offer the most recent data available. A page of metadata that operates on the same principle as the statistics page is available, as well as a selection of publications on the socio-economic situation of Nunavik which also includes the research conducted within the Chair.
Nunivaat was created by the Chair in collaboration and with the financial support of the Kativik Regional Government and the Louis-Edmond-Hamelin Chair for Nordic social sciences research.