PSA: QIA allocates $1.235 million to reopen Emergency Land Access Initiative to Inuit in Iqaluit and Kinngait.
DATE ISSUED: May 12th, 2021
EVENT: QIA’s Emergency Land Access Initiative (ELAI), Iqaluit & Kinngait
Due to the ongoing risk of transmission of COVID-19 in communities with current or recent active cases of COVID-19, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association will be reopening the Emergency Land Access Initiative to Qikiqtani Inuit living in Iqaluit and Kinngait.
The COVID-19 Emergency Land Access Initiative is designed to provide short-term financial support to Qikiqtani Inuit households in communities directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A one-time $1,500 grant per eligible household is available through this initiative.
Funding is from the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Community Support Fund. The $1,235,000 available for this initiative is available until June 30, 2021 or until the funds run out.
The ELAI funding can be used to help you and your family self-isolate on the land during the outbreak in Iqaluit or Kinngait. It can be used for fuel, ammunition, food, or other supplies you need while out on the land. With the spring thaw well underway in Iqaluit, it may also be used during the upcoming boating season.
Once applications are submitted, please allow 10-15 business days for review and approval. Once an application is approved, cheques will be mailed to recipients through Canada Post.
To apply for ELAI please visit: https://www.qia.ca/emergency-land-access/
For more information on this program, you can e-mail: COVIDemail@example.com or
For more information, please contact:
Will Hopkins, Acting Director of Communications,
Qikiqtani Inuit Association