Iqaluit, Nunavut – August 2, 2017 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is calling for fall and winter proposals for the Nunalingni Aulajjagiaqtiit/Community Initiatives Program (CIP).
The Community Initiatives Program provides financial support for projects related to community capacity building, promotion of Inuit culture, economic development, social development, health and wellbeing, and the protection of the environment.
“Our Community Initiatives Program has been able to pave the road for Qikiqtani communities to deliver many innovative youth, cultural and recreational programs that strengthen our communities,” says QIA president P.J. Akeeagok.
Every year QIA’s Community Initiatives Program helps fund numerous hunting, fishing, sports, recreational and arts programs across Qikiqtani including arts events such as PangFest.
“Through the support of the QIA’s CIP fund, the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) has been able to provide recreational camps, training and leadership building, as well as summer employment to many children and youth in Qikiqtani for the last three years,” says RPAN’s Executive Director Dawn Currie.
The CIP budget comes from dividends received from QIA’s subsidiary organizations: Qikiqtaaluk Corp. and Nunasi Corp.
The QIA Culture and Community Initiatives Committee (CCIC) assesses each application. Preference is given to projects that:
- are community based;
- will become self-sustaining over a period of time, or continue to provide benefits to the community after the project is completed and funding has ceased;
- will have a significant impact in addressing an issue faced by Inuit within the community or the Qikiqtani region.
How to Apply:
Community members and organizations from the Qikiqtani region are eligible to submit an application outlining their project proposals for consideration.
You can obtain an application form through your local QIA community liaison officer, by contacting the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (firstname.lastname@example.org), or from the QIA website.
The deadline for applications is August 23, 2017.
2017/2018 CIP recipients to date
For more information, please contact:
Sima Sahar Zerehi,
Director of Communications
Qikiqtani Inuit Association