The Honourable David Joanasie

South Baffin

Minister of Education

Minister responsible for Nunavut Arctic College

Legislative Office: 

P.O. Box 2410
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-5023
Fax: (867) 975-5103
Email: djoanasie [at] gov [dot] nu [dot] ca

Constituency Office: 

P.O. Box 156
Cape Dorset, NU
X0A 0C0
Phone: (867) 897-8753
Fax: (867) 897-8645
Email: davidjoanasie [at] southbaffinmla [dot] ca

David Joanasie was re-elected to serve in the 5th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut to represent the constituency of South Baffin which includes the communities of Cape Dorset and Kimmirut. On November 17, 2017 he was elected to serve on the Executive Council. He was formally sworn into office on November 21, 2017. He serves as the Minister of Education, Minister of Culture and Heritage, and Minister of Languages.

During the 4th Legislative Assembly Mr. Joanasie served as Co-Chair of the Regular Members’ Caucus and as a member on the Management and Services Board.

Prior to his election, he held the position of Communications Manager of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. His professional career also includes positions with the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.

Mr. Joanasie has served on Sport Nunavut’s Mission Staff and participated in the Northern Youth Abroad Program. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Tumikuluit Saipaaqivik daycare.

Mr. Joanasie holds a certificate in business communication from Saint Mary’s University and a diploma from Algonquin College. He also attended the Nunavut Sivuniksavut program in Ottawa.

David and Emily Joanasie have five children: Sayri, Cynthia, Qulittalik, Pittaaluk, and Pattu. Mr. Joanasie’s personal interests include hunting, fishing, hockey, travelling, traditional land activities and Inuit language multi-media projects.