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PSA: QIA announces changes to the Nunavut Harvesters Support Program

PSA: QIA announces changes to the Nunavut Harvesters Support Program

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TOPIC: NTI Harvesters Support Program
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately

DATE ISSUED: October 4, 2021

In August 2021, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) Board of Directors approved changes to the Nunavut Harvesters Support Program (NHSP) funding and increased the eligible amounts under these programs.

The purpose of NHSP is to preserve and advance Nunavut Inuit harvesting culture, heritage, and traditional ways of life. NHSP does this through the Small & Safety Equipment Program, Disaster Relief Program and the Community Hunt Program. Current funding updates include:

Community Hunt: Daily and maximum rates increase for fuel and food expenses, up to $5,000 per community hunt.

Small & Safety Equipment: Rebate increase from 50 per cent to 75 per cent of the purchase cost (including shipping fees) to a maximum of $1,000 per application and $2,000 per household, each fiscal year.

Insurance Coverage for small and safety equipment: Rebate of up to 75 per cent of insurance premiums to a maximum of $500 per equipment and $1,500 per household, each fiscal year.

Insurance Coverage for large harvesting equipment: Rebate of up to 75 per cent of insurance premium to a maximum of $1,000 per equipment and $2,000 per household, each fiscal year.

Disaster Relief for total loss: Rebate increase from 50 per cent to 75 per cent of the replacement cost, for any major harvesting equipment lost or damaged beyond repair in an accident or disaster.

Disaster Relief for substantial damages: Up to 75 per cent of the net repair, costing $2,000 or more, for any major harvesting equipment damaged in an accident or disaster.

Who is eligible?

  • Qikiqtani Inuit, 16 years of age or older, and enrolled in the Nunavut Agreement;
  • A harvester who engages in traditional harvesting activity; and
  • A household which has not exceeded the annual funding limit ($2,000) in the applicable fiscal year
    (Note: a household includes the applicant’s legal or common-law spouse and any minor children. An applicant’s parents, children or other family members or relatives living in the same house who are 16 years of age or older are considered separate households).

To apply for funding under NHSP online, visit https://www.qia.ca/nunavut-harvester-support-program/

To download an application form please visit www.qia.ca/applications or speak to your local Community Liaison Officer.

For more information, please contact:

Seepoola Noble
nhsp@qia.ca
867-975-8438

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