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Community safety plan developed for Whitehorse Emergency Shelter

A new Community Safety Plan for the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter and surrounding community has been developed with help from Public Safety Canada. In partnership with key local stakeholders, the Government of Yukon worked with Public Safety Canada and its community safety planning process to develop the plan in the context of the shelter. This process […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 202021 Views

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NU Government: Ministers discuss Northern actions on housing

IQALUIT, Nunavut (June 18, 2020) – Ministers responsible for housing from the Governments of Nunavut, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Canada met via teleconference today to discuss the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF), recent increased federal support for shelters, as well as distinctions-based Indigenous housing strategies. Ministers agreed that actions taken to address Northern Canada’s disproportionate […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 202035 Views

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Mayor of Iqaluit creates affordable housing task force – Nunatsiaq News

3 June 2020 “The whole system is completely broken and we need to find a way to fix that” Iqaluit Mayor Kenny Bell has announced a new task force is being created to help address the city’s serious housing shortage. According to a Nunavut Housing Corp. report from earlier this year, Iqaluit had 434 people […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 202061 Views

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NTI: Urban Inuit Coronavirus Aid for Food Security and Shelter

(June 1, 2020 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Inuit leadership allocate $2.5 million of the Indigenous Community Support Fund for Nunavut Inuit living outside of the Nunavut Settlement Area towards food security and shelter in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. “Coronavirus is hardest on those people with weakened immune systems. We want to support the most vulnerable […]

by ahnationtalk on June 2, 202068 Views

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‘One size does not fit all.’ YKDFN continues to build housing strategy – Cabin Radio

The Yellowknives Dene backed a national call to action on housing as the First Nation pursues a dream of developing its own housing for the benefit of members. The First Nation and more than 70 other organizations backed an April 27 letter setting out Indigenous housing concerns and eight actions to address those needs after […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202034 Views

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NTI Calls for Housing Equity on World TB Day in midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

(March 24, 2020 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Today, on World Tuberculosis Day, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated calls on the Government of Canada to immediately make a significant funding commitment towards housing equity in Nunavut to address a root cause of high rates of respiratory illness in Nunavut. Efforts to eliminate TB will improve the health and wellbeing […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202043 Views

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Inuit leadership moves to tackle shortage of women’s shelters in Nunavut – APTN News

March 10, 2020 While Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is calling for millions in new federal spending to increase the number of women’s shelters in the territory, one Inuit region is already taking some steps to fill that gap. Pauktuutit, the national Inuit organization that lobbies for Inuit women, is calling for $20 million in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202049 Views

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Nunavut plans to build four new shelters for women fleeing violence – Nunatsiaq News

9 March 2020 Nunavut plans to increase its spending on family violence services and emergency support for 2020-21, in a move widely praised by regular MLAs. “I appreciate the efforts made to restructure and strengthen service delivery to increase focus on Nunavut’s most vulnerable,” Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Lightstone said on March 5 in his member’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202053 Views

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The long journey to safety: Northern women travel farthest to access domestic violence shelters – CBC

1 in 3 people in the territories live more than 100 km from a domestic violence shelter Mar 05, 2020 This story is part of Stopping Domestic Violence, a CBC News series looking at the crisis of intimate partner violence in Canada and what can be done to end it. It was the first and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2020103 Views

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Shelter funding will be a priority, northern affairs minister tells Pauktuutit – Nunatsiaq News

3 March 2020 “If that’s your priority, we will work to get it done” OTTAWA—The government of Canada says it will make it a priority to provide more money to build emergency shelters in Inuit communities for women and children fleeting violence. That’s what Dan Vandal, Canada’s minister of Northern Affairs, told Pauktuutit Inuit Women […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 202065 Views

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