QIA outlines Kinngait Covid-19 supports.
Iqaluit, Nunavut, January 6, 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 Kinngait. Qikiqtani Inuit living in Kinngait are eligible to receive these food vouchers valued at $250 a piece.
“As a COVID-19 spreads to more communities, QIA will be there to help,” says QIA President Olayuk Akesuk, “QIA wants to ease the burden of Qikiqtani Inuit families so we can get back to normal quickly.”
“Kinngait is a resilient community,” says QIA Board Member for Kinngait Matthew S. Jaw. “With this new support from QIA I know if we follow the public health guidelines, we can help keep our community healthy and safe.”
QIA is delivering the food vouchers in Kinngait 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 Kinngait.
- A second card valued at $250 will be delivered on or around January 17th 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:
Will Hopkins, Acting Director of Communications,
Qikiqtani Inuit Association