RADIO SCRIPT: CLYDE RIVER – April 9, 2020 – QIA’s Emergency Grocery Vouchers for Elders

RADIO SCRIPT: CLYDE RIVER – April 9, 2020 – QIA’s Emergency Grocery Vouchers for Elders

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Hi all,

I am your Community Director/Community Liaison Officer for the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

I want to share an update on the Emergency Grocery Vouchers for Elders in Clyde River. This is part of the QIA COVID-19 response plan.

The response plan is designed to provide short-term financial support to Qikiqtani Inuit Elders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The emergency program is in place for 12 weeks. QIA is delivering this program through Arctic Co-op stores in your community.

Here is how this works:

  • Under this program, a Qikiqtani Inuit Elder is someone who is 60 years and older and is living in Clyde River
  • Each voucher is worth $250
    • You get it as a grocery hamper
  • Each Clyde River Elder can get six grocery hampers for a total of $1,500
  • Someone from the Ilisaqsivik society will deliver grocery hampers to Elders
  • Hampers will be available every two weeks, on the following dates:
    • April 14 and 28
    • May 12 and 26
    • June 9 and 23

You DO NOT need to register for this program.

All Qikiqtani Elders, registered with Nunavut Tunngavik, are automatically enrolled.

This emergency support is for Elders.

QIA has asked the Ilisaqsivik society NOT to give out hampers to someone who is not on the list.

We want as many Elders as possible to benefit.

For more information on this program you can e-mail: or call: 1-867-975-8383.


QIA joins health authorities in encouraging Qikiqtani Inuit to protect yourself and your community.

 The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Cough and sneeze into your arm
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Practice social distancing
    • This means stay home
    • avoid getting together with others
    • Work from home if possible

DO NOT FORGET to self-isolate if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19.

These symptoms include a fever, cough or trouble breathing.

If the symptoms get worse call your local health clinic. Do not go to a clinic without calling first.

I know that these are difficult time, but if we all work together; we can protect our communities.

Please visit our website at for more information and daily updates.

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Thank you very much for your time. Have a good day and stay safe.

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