Government of Canada supports Ilitaqsiniq – Nunavut Literacy Council through the Indigenous Community Support Fund
Nunavut: Through the Indigenous Community Support Fund (ICSF), the Government of Canada continues to provide support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations to prevent, prepare, and respond to COVID-19.
Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, highlighted the work Ilitaqsiniq – Nunavut Literacy Council has done to support Nunavummiut throughout the pandemic. Ilitaqsiniq – Nunavut Literacy Council initiatives supported by the ICSF include:
100 learning packages for children aged 0-10 to support education and engagement between parents and children during lockdown periods;
200 food hampers to improve food security. The food hampers provided recipes and directions in both English and Inuktitut along with all ingredients required for families to work together to create nutritious meals; and
The creation of a children’s food bank for school-aged children to access food for themselves and their families. The food bank was accessed by 100 children on a weekly basis.
Ilitaqsiniq – Nunavut Literacy Council empowers Nunavummiut through innovative programming that combines Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (traditional Inuit knowledge) with essential skills development. Within Ilitaqsiniq programs, literacy initiatives are promoted and supported with respect for the principles of community capacity building and development.
Indigenous Services Canada has provided Ilitaqsiniq – Nunavut Literacy Council $50,000 through the Indigenous Community Support Fund (ICSF).