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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, 202016 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, 202027 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, 202028 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, 202042 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, 202042 Views

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Northern housing ministers join forces to face crisis – CBC

Feb 24, 2020 Meanwhile, Nunavut MLAs team up to question cabinet on all housing angles Housing ministers from all three territories are brainstorming ways to lobby the federal government for more support in the North. The trio have a meeting next month to talk about issues that aggravate the northern housing crisis, like aging infrastructure, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202061 Views

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YT Government: New affordable housing underway through Housing Initiatives Fund

The third call for projects for the annual $3.6 million Housing Initiatives Fund recently supported 12 more shovel-ready projects across Yukon. Over the last three years, the fund has supported projects that will result in more than 350 new housing units in the territory. In Whitehorse, Ramza Developments Limited completed an 18-unit building in June […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 202035 Views

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Eliza Building in Dawson expands territory’s affordable housing

Published 28/01/2020 Dawson City’s new Eliza Building is expanding affordable housing options in the territory. The Chief Isaac Group of Companies recently completed a 14-unit structure in Dawson City, named the Eliza Building. This project was built with support from the Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada through the Canada Mortgage and Housing […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202039 Views

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‘It’s hard sometimes’: Housing North of 60 and the problems of overcrowding – APTN News

January 13, 2020 Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal will be in the Northwest Territories this week for his first visit since being sworn in. Leaders in the north are expected to push housing issues when they sit down with the minister. Housing is one of the biggest issues in the north – and a problem […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202051 Views

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New housing maintenance line opens in Cambridge Bay – Nunatsiaq News

10 January 2020 Housing association now has a dedicated line for evening and weekend calls Tenants in Cambridge Bay should see quicker responses to maintenance calls, now that their housing association has a new direct line to its after-hours on-call worker. As of Jan. 7, the on-call technician with the Cambridge Bay Housing Association will […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202043 Views

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