Nunavut News

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  1. The Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut have reached an agreement on an extension to the Canada–Nunavut Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
  2. Iqaluit, NU – Oceans are vital to the livelihoods of communities across Canada. We’ve made tremendous strides in protecting our oceans, by working with provinces, territories, Indigenous peoples, and other marine stakeholders. In less than five years, Canada has progressed from less than one percent to almost 14 percent protection of its marine and coastal areas.
  3. Many Nunavummiut live with unresolved trauma and grief, due to events such as the impacts of historical and intergenerational trauma as a result of colonialization. Treatment based on Inuit cultural values, practices and knowledge are the foundations on which healing can begin.
  4. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Lorne Kusugak, Government of Nunavut Minister of Health, and Aluki Kotierk, President of the Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated will announce investments for a new recovery centre in Nunavut. The announcement will be followed by a media availability.
  5. The Government of Canada recognizes the need to address social and economic inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Budget 2021 announced the Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund (ICIF), a distinctions-based fund to support immediate demands, as prioritized by Indigenous partners. Today the Government of Canada announced that $517.8 million is available for shovel-ready infrastructure projects for Inuit communities. This funding will help close the infrastructure gaps by 2030.
  6. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs is in Iqaluit where he will announce infrastructure funding with Inuit partners.
  7. Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and into the future. This is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments in young people, to ensure they have the supports and opportunities needed to build long and successful careers.
  8. The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) is a Government of Canada initiative delivered in collaboration with 11 federal departments and agencies, including Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Through the YESS, the Government of Canada helps young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market. ESDC’s YESS program supports organizations that provide job placements and skills development services to young people, as well as a broad range of supports such as job coaching, mental health support, clothes for job interviews, day care services for parents and subsidized Internet access to help with job searches.
  9. Today Minister Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, met with members of the Aqqiumavvik Society’s Young Hunters Program to discuss the community-led initiative.
  10. Canada’s Arctic waters are essential to the livelihoods, identity and natural heritage of Inuit communities. The Government of Canada understands the need for safe and accessible harbours for hunters, subsistence harvesters, commercial fishers, and other users in the Arctic.
  11. The Government of Canada is providing a total of $17.25 million under the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) for the following Nunavut recipients. In addition, the Government of Canada is providing a total of $16.5 million as a top-up, calculated based on 2020-21 federal Gas Tax Fund allocations for the following recipients.
  12. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that Nunavut has received $17.25 million through the new Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) for the 2021–22 fiscal year, and that the territory will receive a top-up of $16.5 million. This top-up doubles the amount of money that Nunavut communities received through the program in 2020-21, enabling them to carry out infrastructure projects that support the well-being of their residents.
  13. The Government of Canada is committed to securing the safety of Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people who are escaping gender-based violence.
  14. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Rebecca Kudloo, President of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, and Aluki Kotierk, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, will announce funding for shelters in Nunavut. The announcement will be followed by a media availability.
  15. Through the Indigenous Community Support Fund (ICSF), the Government of Canada continues to provide support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations to prevent, prepare, and respond to COVID-19.
  16. Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous coastal communities to improve marine safety. As part of this plan, in 2017 the Canadian Coast Guard launched the Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Pilot Program. This program provides Indigenous communities with funding to purchase boats and equipment to build up their on-water search and rescue capacity. These investments allow Indigenous communities to take concrete steps to strengthen their capacity as part of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.