Qulliit marks each International Women’s Day with the presentation of Wise Woman and Outstanding Young Woman Awards. These awards are presented to women who are role models in their communities and who provide outstanding volunteer, advocacy work, support, education, counselling, leadership and caregiver service to others. These woman are dedicated and committed to improving the lives of women and families in Nunavut. Each year we present these awards as a way of honoring women and to foster and promote the growth of positive activities in our communities and encouraging all women to participate in creating a strong, healthy and prosperous Nunavut.  

The Council selects the recipients of the these awards from nominations received from across the territory. Recipients of the Wise Woman Award receive a plaque and qulliq, recipients of the Outstanding Young Women Award receive a plaque. Both award recipients are acknowledged publicly through PSA, Facebook and Twitter.