Community and Development
The Department of Social Policy supports community development, initiatives, and capacity building primarily through the administration two funding programs:
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) provides financial support for projects related to: community capacity building; promotion of Inuit culture; economic benefits; social development; health and wellbeing; the protection of the environment. The CIP budget comes from dividends received from QIA’s subsidiary organizations: Qikiqtaaluk Corporation and Nunasi Corporation.
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: