Iqaluit, Nunavut – July 31, 2018 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is once again inviting applications from individuals and community organizations in all 13 Qikiqtani communities for the Qikiqtani Cultural Activities Program (QCAP).
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.
This is the second call-out for QCAP. In May 2018, the Executive decided to increase the QCAP budget, bringing the 2018-19 total to $637,000. As a result, there is an additional $20,000 per community available for projects. Although land and sewing programs are given priority, QIA will also consider other Inuit cultural programs.
QCAP was one of the programs selected by the QIA Board of Directors in October 2017 to be part of the new Benefits Fund spending. Money for the Benefits Fund is derived from the Legacy Fund, as the Legacy Fund grows its revenues go to the Benefits Fund to increase programs for Inuit.
The deadline for QCAP applications is August 24, 2018.
The QCAP guidelines and application are available on the QIA website.
For more information, please contact:
Sima Sahar Zerehi,
Director of Communications,
Qikiqtani Inuit Association