QIA supports Qikiqtarjuaq and Sanirajak during ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s (QIA) initiative to support food security and isolation for COVID-19 affected communities continues with the grocery voucher and food hamper program in Qikiqtarjuaq and Sanirajak.
Qikiqtani Inuit living in Qikiqtarjuaq and Sanirajak are eligible to receive grocery vouchers and food hampers which will be delivered to each household.
“Our thoughts are with all the communities in the Qikiqtani Region who have active cases of COVID-19,” says QIA President Olayuk Akesuk, “With new COVID-19 cases in Qikiqtarjuaq and Sanirajak we want to ensure those communities have the supports and resources they need during this uncertain time.”
Here is how it works:
- Starting December 29th, QIA and Arctic Co-Ops will begin delivery of a $250 grocery voucher.
- A second grocery voucher, valued at $250, will be delivered in the coming weeks.
- Delivery of these items will be contactless to each Inuit household in Qikiqtarjuaq.
- Starting January 3, 2022, QIA and Arctic Co-Ops will begin delivery of a food hamper, valued at $350.
- Delivery of the food hampers will be contactless to each Inuit household in Sanirajak.
- Grocery vouchers, valued at $250, were delivered door-to-door on December 24th in Sanirajak.
Inuit with multiple families living in the same household are asked to contact their QIA Community Liaison Officer for information on additional supports.
QIA will be delivering grocery vouchers and food hampers in partnership with Arctic Co-Ops Limited. The funds for QIA’s COVID-19 response come from the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Community Support Fund.
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