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Addressing Inuit housing shortage will be key to eliminating TB, says study – Nunatsiaq News

18 April, 2019 “Alleviating the chronic housing shortage will be a key element in the elimination of TB in the Canadian Inuit Nunangat” If the Canadian government plans to live up to its promise to eradicate tuberculosis in Inuit communities by 2030, it must first address the severe housing shortage across the Inuit homeland. That’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201912 Views

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National Inuit housing strategy calls for local training to help solve ‘national crisis’ – CBC

Strategy says increased capacity, consistent funding necessary to find solution Apr 04, 2019 The Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee has released its strategy for addressing a chronic shortage of housing for Inuit, saying that consistent funding and creating local capacity to build homes are keys in finding a sustainable solution. The strategy, released Wednesday, is light on […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201936 Views

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Nunavut community pleads for help to house residents – Nunatsiaq News

March 19, 2019 Taloyoak eyes vacant government units for housing authority staff or the homeless The need for more public housing in Nunavut is so great that the concerns of a housing authority in a western Nunavut community came up last week in the Nunavut legislature. The board of directors of the Taloyoak Housing Authority […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201916 Views

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Iqaluit’s homeless shelter overloaded with clients, city council hears – Nunatsiaq News

March 18, 2019 A three-bedroom house has been providing shelter to 42 men a night in Iqaluit this year. Iqaluit’s Uquutaq Society, which manages the city’s men’s shelter, has operated for years in a building rated for a capacity of 20 men, while regularly serving 40 to 50 men each night. Stephanie Clark, Uquutaq’s chair, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201921 Views

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Alfred Moses: Northern Housing Summit

March 12, 2019 Mr. Speaker, there have been many positive initiatives developed as we have worked to fulfill mandate commitments related to housing.  Good quality and affordable housing in our communities cannot be brought about just from the efforts of government.  We need to engage all parties that have the capability and the willingness to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201931 Views

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Kimmirut resident says community in dire need of emergency shelter – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 7, 2019 “I know someone is going to die soon outside here” A woman living in Kimmirut is calling for the creation of a homeless shelter in the Qikiqtani community of about 400 people. The woman asked Nunatsiaq News to refer to her as Sara in this article, fearing backlash from the community for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201946 Views

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Yukon gov’t promises ‘noticeable changes’ to territory’s largest shelter – CBC

Jan 30, 2019 Government says it will keep doors open 24/7 and nearly double capacity The Yukon government is indicating it will be more accommodating of clients when it takes control of the former Salvation Army shelter in Whitehorse. In a statement from Yukon’s department of Health and Social Services issued Tuesday, the government says it […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201934 Views

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YT Government: 2019 Housing Initiatives Fund open for submissions

January 17, 2019 The Government of Yukon opened the $3.6 million 2019 Housing Initiatives Fund for project submissions today. This call for projects supports more affordable housing options for Yukoners by funding new housing across the territory. First Nations governments, First Nations Development Corporations, developers, contractors, community organizations and the general public can apply for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201937 Views

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Iqaluit food centre to offer temporary shelter this week – Nunatsiaq News

Jan. 16, 2019 “It is for anyone who has no other options” By Courtney Edgar Iqaluit’s Qajuqturvik Food Centre started keeping its doors open at night this week to shelter people who have nowhere else to go. “It is a very temporary option while Family Services searches for a more permanent solution,” said Wade Thorhaug, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201936 Views

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New building opens in Aklavik, offering help for homeless – Cabin Radio

December 10, 2018 The territorial government has opened a new housing complex to help the homeless of Aklavik. The Beaufort Delta hamlet, with a population of around 650, will use the four-unit building to implement a housing-first model. “The program intends to house people first and then to focus on improving their housing sustainability by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201857 Views

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