Iqaluit’s Inclusion Cafe
It’s a blustery Monday in Iqaluit, a week before Christmas, and the lunch-hour rush at the Inclusion Cafe is just winding down. Some hundred people have been in to enjoy the beef soup and egg salad sandwiches and many have left carrying take-out boxes for family members at home.
“It’s pretty cold out there,” says Chef Michael Lockley, “so we make sure the portions are generous.” Cold, more precisely, is -37 with the windchill and that’s not unusual. Schools here close at -55, but the Inclusion Cafe is open every day, regardless of where the mercury stands.