QIA offers a number of youth-focused programs each year: Sprouts Day Camp, Baffin Regional Youth Workshops, on-the-land and sewing programs and Inuktitut Language Week. These programs depend on third-party funding such as the Aboriginal Language Initiative, Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth and Aboriginal Representative Organization funding through Heritage Canada or through the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth.
Internally, QIA operates the Nunalingni Aulajjagiaqtiit/Community Initiatives Program via funds received from subsidiary companies Nunasi Corporation and Qikiqtaaluk Corporation.
Most of our special projects are aimed at promoting Inuit culture and history.
The Qikiqtani Truth Commission was established and funded by QIA and operated from 2007 until 2010. Led by retired justice James Igloliorte, the goal of the commission was to “create a more accurate history of the decisions and events that affected Inuit living in the Baffin Region from 1950-1975, and to document impacts on Inuit life”.
The commission tabled its final report Achieving Saimaqatigiingniq, including 25 recommendations, in 2010.