Public Service Announcement: Call for Applications; proposals for the Qikiqtani Cultural Activities Program (QCAP)
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association is inviting proposals for the Qikiqtani Cultural Activities Program (QCAP) in all Qikiqtani communities.
Individual Inuit and community groups from all Qikiqtani communities are invited to submit proposals for projects that will run during the 2020-21 fiscal year. There is approximately $45,000 available to each of the thirteen communities.
QCAP was suspended in mid-March due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. QIA is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees and all Nunavummiut and limiting the spread of COVID-19. Following the June 1, 2020 announcement by Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, some restrictions are slowly being lifted across Nunavut allowing for slightly larger gatherings and small group activities.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, QIA requires all program applicants to implement a health and safety plan. This plan should indicate how program participants will be protected via use of Personal Protective Equipment such as face masks and physical distancing, as well as how facilities will be sanitized during program delivery.
QCAP is financed through QIA’s Benefits Fund. Money for the Benefits Fund is derived from the Legacy Fund, as the Legacy Fund grows its revenues go to the Benefits Fund to increase programs for Inuit.
QCAP supports community-based cultural programs. Although land and sewing programs are given priority, QIA will also consider other Inuit cultural programs.
Applications can be completed online at https://www.qia.ca/qcap-application/.
If you require assistance completing the online application you can call 867-975-8438 or email [email protected]
The deadline for applications is July 12, 2020 at 12:00 AM EDT.
For more information, please contact:
Sima Sahar Zerehi,
Director of Communications,
Qikiqtani Inuit Association