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DATE ISSUED: August 16, 2019

EVENT: Call for Applications; Kakivak Grants and Loans Appeals Committee,  Qikiqtaaluk Corporation, CCIC Youth Representative, Joint Parks Management Committees and Community Joint Planning and Management Committee

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is looking for energetic and dynamic individuals to fill various Board and committee positions. To be considered, candidates must be actively and personally committed to represent the interest of Qikiqtani Inuit and have a sound understanding of the Nunavut Agreement as it relates to the roles and mandates of the position.

Kakivak Grants and Loans Appeals Committee (Three-year term)

This committee meets as needed to review appeal(s) of rejected funding applications that are made to Kakivak Association’s various programs and services. Applicants cannot be employees of Kakivak, QIA, or any of the associations or corporations controlled by QIA.

Qikiqtaaluk Corporation (Three-year term)

The Qikiqtaaluk Corporation (QC) is a wholly owned Inuit birthright development corporation with the purpose of providing employment and financial opportunities for Inuit in the Qikiqtani region. QC strives to be a major contributor to all sectors of the Nunavut economy, including fisheries, retail operations, property development and management as well as servicing the emerging mining and resource development sector

QIA Culture and Community Initiatives (CCIC) Youth representative (Three-year term)

The QIA Culture and Community Initiatives Committee (CCIC) receives its mandate from the QIA Board of Directors. The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Board of Directors on social and cultural issues and programming needs in the Qikiqtani Region. The CCIC is comprised of five core Members, and is supported by the Department of Social Policy through the Director.

The following Committees are also seeking membership:

  • Joint Parks Management Committee, Quttinniqpaaq (Three-year term), for the communities of Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord
  • Qausuittuq (Three-year term), for the community of Resolute Bay
  • Auyuittuq Park Planning team (indefinite term), for the communities of Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq
  • Aggutinni (Three-year term), for the community of Clyde River (3 members)
  • Community Joint Planning and Management Committee (Three-year term), for the communities of Iqaluit (two members) and Kimmirut  (two members)
  • QIA is seeking members to a new Community Joint Parks Planning Committee being established in Grise Fiord for the Napartulik Territorial Park (Three members).

QIA wishes to ensure complete Inuit participation in the implementation of the Nunavut Agreement. As such, QIA has implemented an open and accountable process for considering qualified candidates. Please note that a criminal records check may be required for appointments/nominations.

Please submit a detailed resume and cover letter, in Inuktitut or English, stating which position you are applying for, and demonstrating your skills and experience to:

Qikiqtani Inuit Association

P.O. Box 1340

Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0

Ph: (867) 975-8400

Fax: (867) 979-3238

Toll Free: 1-800-667-2742


For more information about these specific opportunities, please contact QIA or the CLO in your community.

The deadline for applications is September 16, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Sima Sahar Zerehi

Director of Communications

Qikiqtani Inuit Association

(867) 975.8413


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