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IRC – Public Announcement to Beneficiaries Re: Support Funds due to COVID-19

March 22, 2020 Please be advised that IRC’s Health & Wellness Division is receiving a high-volume of COVID-19 Funding requests from two support programs: Child First Initiative and On the Land Fund. While we have staff working hard daily (including after hours and weekends) with the Federal Government to coordinate all these efforts, response time […]

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Federal northern affairs minister reassures NWT residents they are not being forgotten during coronavirus outbreak – CKLB News

March 20, 2020 The federal minister of northern affairs wants to reassure residents of the Northwest Territories that they are not being forgotten by the Government of Canada during the coronavirus outbreak. There are still no confirmed cases in the NWT. Minister Dan Vandal appeared live by phone on Denendeh Sunrise—CKLB’s morning show on Friday. […]

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Media Statement – Premier Caroline Cochrane hosts COVID-19 call with Indigenous and community leaders

Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane today hosted a telephone briefing and discussion on COVID-19 planning and preparedness with mayors and chiefs from community governments, as well as leaders of NWT Indigenous governments and organizations. The Premier was joined on the call by MP Michael McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Paulie Chinna, as well […]

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Nunavut announces support for hunters, daycares during COVID-19 pandemic – Nunatsiaq News

19 March 2020 Nunavut’s hunters and trappers organizations will each receive $25,000 to support community-organized harvesting to help with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq announced at a daily press conference on Thursday, March 19. Licensed daycares in the territory will also receive a total of $531,000 to support workers who […]

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QIA suspends the Compassionate Bereavement program in light of COVID-19

March 19, 2020 The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is suspending the Compassionate Bereavement program until further notice. This decision was made in response to instructions from public health authorities to stop all non-essential travel in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 throughout Nunavut. QIA staff are working with families currently travelling under our Compassionate […]

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NTI Statement regarding the Declaration of a Public Health Emergency

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) applauds the decision by the territorial Chief Public Health Officer to declare a public health emergency in Nunavut in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada must acknowledge and address Nunavut’s vulnerability to the COVID-19 pandemic by addressing the immediate risks, as well as persistent social and economic inequities […]

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A summary of COVID-19 emergency funds – APTN News

March 18, 2020 On Wednesday, the federal government announced an $82-billion financial aid package to help the country through the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will provide $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses to help them get through the economic crisis sparked by global outbreak of the novel coronavirus. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202023 Views

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COVID-19 relief funds for Nunavut and Inuit will start flowing soon, says Dan Vandal – Nunatsiaq News

18 March 2020 Northern affairs minister says air force barracks in Iqaluit could be put to emergency use Northern Canada’s share of the massive $82-billion COVID-19 economic relief package that the federal government announced today will start flowing soon, says Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202020 Views

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Government of Nunavut transitioning to work-from-home procedures

IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 18, 2020) – Premier Joe Savikataaq today announced that the Government of Nunavut (GN) will begin transition to have non-essential public servants work from home, in light of the rapidly-changing COVID-19 situation. These measures will fully come into effect by end of day, Friday, March 20. “The health and well-being of our […]

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ITK Halts Travel, Continues To Advocate For Unique Inuit Needs Related To COVID-19

Monday March 16, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is taking preventative measures in accordance with the COVID-19 recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Health Ontario, Ottawa Public Health, and public health agencies throughout Inuit Nunangat. All public events and working group meetings have been postponed or cancelled. All non-essential duty […]

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