Community and Development
The Department of Social Policy supports community development, initiatives, and capacity building primarily through the administration of:
Following extensive consultations with all 13 Qikiqtani communities in 2017, QIA heard clearly that Qikiqtani Inuit wanted cultural programs which foster traditional skills and strengthen Inuit identity, particularly land and sewing programs.
Under QCAP, each community can access up to $33,000 for programs. Although land and sewing programs are given priority, QIA will also consider other Inuit cultural programs.
The new program is designed to be more accessible, with simplified application and reporting processes.
The Ilagiiktunut Nunalinnullu Pivalliajutisait Kiinaujat was established through Article 12 of the Inuit Impact and Benefits Agreement (IIBA) between QIA and Baffinland. QIA set up the framework for the fund and administrates it. Funding is available for organizations, committees, associations, and individuals based in or working in partnership with Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Hall Beach, Igloolik,
and Pond Inlet. Projects selected will demonstrate positive impacts for Inuit in the North Baffin communities aiming towards resilient communities, strong families, and job readiness.
For more information about either of these programs, please contact: