QIA outlines Kimmirut Covid-19 supports.
Iqaluit, Nunavut, January 28, 2022 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s (QIA) initiative to support food security and isolation for COVID-19 affected communities continues with a new food voucher program in Kimmirut. Qikiqtani Inuit families living in Kimmirut are eligible to receive these food vouchers valued at $250 a piece.
“Food security remains a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic” says QIA President Olayuk Akesuk, “I hope these supports can help support efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
“I’m grateful for the swift action of our organization and Arctic Co-Ops,” says QIA Board Member for Kimmirut Tommy Akavak. “Food security supports are a critical way for community members to stay healthy and safe.”
QIA is delivering the food vouchers in Kimmirut in partnership with Arctic Co-Op Ltd. The funds for QIA’s COVID-19 response come from the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Community Support Fund.
Here is how it works:
- Starting Immediately, QIA and Arctic Co-Ops will begin delivery of a food voucher valued at $250.
- Delivery of food voucher will be contactless to each Inuit household in Kimmirut.
- A second card valued at $250 will be delivered on or around February 14th 2022.
Inuit with multiple families living in the same household are asked to contact their QIA Community Liaison Officer for information on additional support
For more information on this program, you can e-mail: COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org or
Please visit the QIA website at qia.ca for more information and daily updates.
For more information, please contact:
Acting Director of Communications,
Qikiqtani Inuit Association