Andy Moorhouse

  • Andy Moorhouse
    Vice President
    Economic Development

    Makivik Executive
  • Phone: 1-819-254-1173 Fax: 1-819-254-1040
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Biography

Vice-President, Economic Development

Mr. Moorhouse is an accomplished Inuit beneficiary of the James Bay Northern Quebec Land Claims Agreement, born in Montreal October 9, 1979. He grew up in the Northern Village of Inukjuak, where he completed high school. He was first elected at age 20 in 1999 as a Councillor for the municipality of Inukjuak.

Andy Moorhouse is serving his first term as Vice-President responsible for Economic Development at Makivik Corporation. This is his third term as Makivik Executive – he was first elected as the Corporate Secretary in 2010 and served two terms in this capacity.

Before being elected as Makivik’s Corporate Secretary, Mr. Moorhouse worked as the Corporation’s Economic Development Officer as well as the Coordinator for the Ungaluk program, which is jointly administered by Makivik and the Kativik Regional Government to fund culturally appropriate programs geared toward crime prevention for safe and healthy communities.

From 2007-2010, Mr. Moorhouse was President of the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau; elected Speaker of the Council of the Kativik Regional Government; elected Member of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services where he was also a member of the Executive Committee.

Including his first term as an elected council member of the Municipality of Inukjuak in 1999, Mr. Moorhouse was elected Councillor for the Northern Village of Inukjuak in 2001, 2007 and 2009. From 2003-2005 he was Mayor of the Northern Village of Inukjuak. In 2003, he was also elected Treasurer of the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau. From 1999-2003 he was President of the Saputiit Youth Association of Nunavik.

Mr. Moorhouse resides in Inukjuak, Nunavik. He spends as much of his free time with his children on the land hunting, camping and fishing throughout the year and teaches his children Inuit traditions. Andy is a strong advocate of preserving and promoting the Inuktitut language, mental health issues, and youth development.

Andy Moorhouse