Born and raised in Grise Fiord, Nunavut Harry’s early years in Canada’s most northern civilian community helped develop a strong understanding of the importance of family, community and self-reliance.
With over 30 years of experience with major projects in Nunavut, Harry Flaherty is a recognized Inuit manager and business leader. He brings hands-on experience at operational and regulatory level.
Harry is recognized with the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum CAF-FCA, an organization dedicated to supporting apprenticeship training throughout Canada for of his commitment and contribution as a past member of the CAF-FCA Board or Directors.
He is also, recognized by the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Deputy Minsters Pride and Recognition Award of Excellence Services for his important contribution as a member of the Resolution Island Remediation Project.
Most recently, Harry was awarded the 2018 Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, being the First Indigenous Inuit to receive this award in its 20 year history.
As President & CEO of Qikiqtaaluk Corporation & Group of Companies, the Birthright Economic Development Corporation for the Qikiqtani Region, Mr. Flaherty is constantly seeking out opportunities to utilize and increase Inuit Capacity through new projects in line with the QC overall governance standards and the communities’ need for industrial and infrastructure projects.
Harry has been involved in the creation of numerus Inuit wholly owned, joint ventures and partnership in order to increase its business development and exposure to get involved in large projects that are important for Nunavut. Most recent company created is the Nunavut Nukkisautiit Corporation which will focus on energy efficiency within Nunavut.
QC’s operations span over a wide range of industries, including fisheries, marine services and marine transportation, fuel distribution, development of Inuit own land, energy efficiency, Inuit recruitment and employment for large projects, expediting, project management, P3 project development, environmental services and DEW line remediation, real estate, retail, patient care, and construction development.