Women, helping other women. A project to supply menstrual products to girls and women in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada.

We are here to lend a hand when it comes to dealing with what every woman experiences, our menstrual cycles. We are here to help bring menstrual supplies, that are otherwise very difficult to afford, to women and girls in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. We all need, or have needed, menstrual products; we all have, or have had, a period. Let’s come together as women to assist others to participate fully in their studies and the life of their community. Let’s help young women remain in the classroom by providing proper supplies and others to continue to be vibrant community members. TAQQIQ, women helping women in the Canadian Arctic.

TAQQIQ translates to “month” and “moon” in Inuktitut (ᑕᖅᑭᖅ)


If you would like to do so, there are three ways to donate...

BY CHEQUE - This is our preferred method of payment method as 100% of the donation goes directly to Seltzer-Chan and then directly to TAQQIQ.

Cheques can be made payable to The Seltzer-Chan Pond Inlet Foundation (SCPIF) with TAQQI in the Memo area and sent to:

The Seltzer-Chan Pond Inlet Foundation
c/o Gareth Seltzer
63 St. Clair Ave W. #306
Toronto, ON M4V 2Y9

Our group has partnered with the Seltzer-Chan Pond Inlet Foundation, a registered Canadian charity dedicated to helping the people of Pond Inlet Charitable receipts for tax purposes are provided and 100% of all donations go directly to projects; all administrative costs are covered by board members. You can donate to the Seltzer-Chan Pond Inlet Foundation through Canada Helps at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/14462. The foundation supports many projects so please specify in the notes field that your donation is intended for TAQQIQ to ensure that your donation is directed to this important initiative.

BY ETRANSFER - The SCPIF also has the ability to accept donations by etransfer at info@pondinletfoundation.org.

THROUGH GOFUNDME - gofundme.com/f/taqqiq

For more info contact: info@taqqiqwomen.com



Even when I don’t have periods, these essentials are a big help and big blessing at the same time for some ladies out there but not all, you are a true Inuk.

Judah Innualuk


I continue to think of the people in Pond Inlet and the other Inuit villages... I hope they can continue to stay virus-free with the Passage opening. I do hope the girls in Pond Inlet will be able to benefit from this program. It would be great to grow it and include more villages. One step at a time!

Lorraine Parker


At one time I had to choose between milk for the kids or tampons for me. I have been fortunate but I really do understand.



I am interested in the project and hopefully I will be able to find other persons who would like to become involved... When I read about the negative result [for COVID-19] in Pond Inlet I was filled with gratitude and became a little emotional reading that they all started singing!

Ingrid Kohler


I was so happy to learn that these products will be distributed to women in need in Pond Inlet. Thank you so much, you awesome people, for helping the women of Pond Inlet. You guys will make life so much easier for those who struggle to make ends meet.

Savanna Killiktee, Community and TAQQIQ member