Aklak Air, a joint venture between the Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC) and Kenn Borek Air Ltd., is proud to be Inuvialuit owned. We are committed to fulfilling our goal of providing cost-effective, reliable and safe air services consistently, and we are equally committed to being responsible corporate citizens. We are in it for the long haul.
The Arctic Youth Leadership Expeditions (AYLE) program is another example of committed community responsiveness within Aklak Air. Since 2004, when IDC launched AYLE to provide effective and sustainable support to our aspiring young leaders, Aklak Air has supported this program. We assist with transporting the participants and their gear to and from their home communities, Inuvik and the Horton River.
In our every day operations, we are steadfast in our commitment to supporting the Inuvialuit and community efforts to provide sustainable economic development. We provide employment and training opportunities to the Inuvialuit, and we support a wide range of local not-for-profit organizations, fundraising efforts and development programs by donating tickets and services in the ISR. Aklak Air also provides support to local youth by providing special rates for sports and educational trips. Commendably, many staff members are involved in community organizations, from volunteer support to board membership.