Safety & Training
Two northern Aboriginal companies join forces to serve Nunavut
April 29, 2010 By Corrie
April 29, 2010, Cambridge Bay, Nunavit —A new northern, Aboriginal‐owned company has been created, to serve the resource, exploration, government and environmental management industries in Nunavut.
April 29, 2010, Cambridge Bay, Nunavit —A new northern, Aboriginal‐owned company has been created, to
serve the resource, exploration, government and environmental management industries in Nunavut.
Trinity Helicopters of Yellowknife, and Qillaq Innovations of Cambridge Bay have formed the joint
venture, Trinity‐Qillaq Helicopters Ltd.
Owned 51% by Qillaq Innovations and 49% by Trinity Helicopters, Trinity‐Qillaq Helicopters Ltd. is
registered with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) as an Inuit‐owned company. Trinity‐Qillaq will provide
helicopter transport services across Nunavut.
“Qillaq Innovations is a dynamic, successful company and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them,”
says Rob Carroll, President and co‐founder of Trinity Helicopters. “This venture is a perfect opportunity
to start providing our services in Nunavut.”
“Trinity was an ideal partner for this venture. We’ve been looking to do something like this for a long
time,” says Dana Jackman, Vice‐President of Projects and Director for Qillaq Innovations.
management team is innovative and ambitious; they are a new company but very experienced and
experts at what they do. We are excited about this new Nunavut venture.”
Qillaq Innovations is a 100% Inuit owned company based in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Qillaq offers
general contracting, building maintenance, construction of modular and conventional buildings, water
filtration, sewage systems, remote site staffing, airstrip building, and specialized overland hauling (CAT
Trinity Helicopters is a Deton’Cho company. Trinity was established in 2009 by Deton’Cho Corp and
three long‐time Northerners, Rob Carroll, Kevin Lang and Geoff Furniss. Combined, the team has an
average of 25 years experience in the helicopter industry in the North. Trinity’s fleet consists of seven
state of the art Bell Helicopters.
Deton’Cho Corporation is the economic development arm of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.
Established in 1988 with a $15,000 grant, the organization now includes more than a dozen subsidiarie
with annual gross revenues of more than $30 million. Services provided by Deton’Cho include a fullspectrum
of mine related services, transportation, logistic services and expediting, the provision of
human resource services and construction and management services.