The Arviat Community Ecotourism (ACE) initiative was named as one of Tides Canada's Top 10 winners at the event.
The Top 10 list was unveiled with more than 200 guests in attendance at the Arta Gallery in Toronto.
Tides is Canada's largest public charitable foundation for social justice and the environment, and home to a shared platform for 40 inhouse projects, ranging from neighbourhood-scale social initiatives to national conservation efforts.
The top 10 winners are organizations, communities or individuals who align with Tides' mandate to create opportunities for people to escape poverty, strengthen their communities and live on a healthy planet.
Mike Robbins of The Tourism Company, which oversees the ACE initiative, said the community of Arviat deserves the credit for coming a long way in a short period of time with the ACE initiative.