Legislative Assembly passes Collaboration for Poverty Reduction Act
Iqaluit, May 17, 2013
Bill 59 is now the law. The Collaboration for Poverty Reduction Act compells government to stay on the path of collaborative and inclusive policy-making.
The Act aims to further the development of Nunavut's capacity to tackle complex challenges that, like poverty, require concerted action across sectors.>> Read more...(Inuktitut). >> Read more...(English). >> Read more...(English).
Bill 59: The Collaboration for Poverty Reduction Act
Bill 59 "mandate[s] collaboration in the development of policies and programs to reduce poverty" and focuses on government accountability at the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction.The Makimaniq Plan calls for poverty reduction legislation to promote collaboration.
>> Download your copy (Inuktitut).
>> Download your copy (English).
Report: Understanding Poverty in Nunavut
Commissioned by the Nunavut Anti Poverty Secretariat, as a contribution to the territorial discussion about how to best measure poverty and support the implementation of The Makimaniq Plan.
Inuktitut edition forthcoming.>> Download the full report (English).
Nunavut Food Security Symposium Record of Proceedings
(March 28, 2013) – The Nunavut Food Security Coalition today released the record of proceedings of the Food Security Symposium (Iqaluit, January 21-24, 2013).>> Download Record (Inuktitut)... >> Download Record (English)... >> Download Appendices (Inuktitut)... >> Download Appendices (English)... >> Download complete document (Inuktitut)... >> Download complete document (English)...
Collaboration for Poverty Reduction Act (Bill 59)
Bill 59 second reading, March 19, 2013- The Collaboration for Poverty Reduction Act "affirms in law the commitment that the Government of Nunavut participate as a partner with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Inuit organizations, other governments, non-governmental organizations and businesses of the Nunavut Round Table for Poverty Reduction to implement The Makimaniq Plan and the Five-year Poverty Reduction Action Plan."
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Webinar: The Right to Food
Attend the live and interactive presentation of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on The Right to Food to the UN Human Rights Council.Astro Theatre Monday, March 4 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Bring a lunch! All are welcome!
See the poster for the event:>> Inuktitut poster. >> English poster.
News Release: Country Food and Sustainable Community Initiatives Identified as Key to Food Security
IQALUIT, Nunavut (January 24, 2013) – IQALUIT, Nunavut (January 24, 2013) – Access to country food and sustainable community initiatives were identified by more than 100 people who gathered this week in Iqaluit to discuss food security. They left the three-day session today with hope for a brighter future for all Nunavummiut.>> More... >> More in Inuktitut...
News Release: Changes coming to the Public Housing Rent Scale
IQALUIT, Nunavut (January 24, 2013) – The Government of Nunavut announced changes today to Nunavut’s Public Housing Rent Scale that will positively impact the lives of Nunavummiut and support the Government of Nunavut’s Poverty Reduction initiatives.>> More... >> More in Inuktitut...
Social Safety Net Review Final Report
The Social Safety Net Review final report, tabled last spring (May 2012), is now available for download on this site.
To download the report, click on the link below:>> English.
To download an executive summary in the following languages, click on the links below:>> Inuktitut. >> Inuinnaqtun. >> Français.
NFSC Invites Nunavummiut To Share Food Security Ideas
Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 15, 2012) - The Nunavut Food Security Coalition wants to learn more about how you and your family resolve access to food: How do people in your community help each other get food? What local projects or programs help you and your family get food?
See the poster prepared by the Coalition>> Inuktitut. >> English. >> Inuinnaqtun >> Français
Memorandum Of Understanding Extends Collaboration
Iqaluit, Nunavut (October 24, 2012) - A Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Premier Eva Aariak and the President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Cathy Towntongie. .
The MOU officially creates the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction and extends collaboration between NTI and the government into a new stage.>> More (Eng)....>> More (Inuk)...
The Makimaniq Plan: A Shared Approach to Poverty Reduction
Iqaluit, Nunavut (February 24, 2012) - Nunavut's Minister of Economic Development and Transportation, Peter Taptuna, and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Vice-President, Jack Anawak, today released the Makimaniq Plan: A Shared Approach to Poverty Reduction.
The plan was created on November 30th, 2011, by the participants in the territory's first poverty summit, and subsequently reviewed by summit participants and Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction partners. Today's announcement by the government and NTI reaffirms the continuing commitment of the sponsors of the process that led to this plan. >> More in English...>> More in Inuktitut
DOWNLOAD The Makimaniq Plan: A Shared Approach to Poverty Reduction.
This plan is a "live document", written at the Poverty Summit last November, 2011. The plan represents a commitment, by communities, Inuit organizations, government, the business sector, non-governmental organizations and many individuals to approach poverty as a common responsibility. Behind this document is a multi-sector commitment to work in partnership to generate opportunities for community-led poverty reduction initiatives and innovation. >> Download- The Makimaniq Plan (Eng).>> Download- The Makimaniq Plan (Inuk).
Apply to the Country Food Distribution Program
The Country Food Distribution Program supports community access to country foods, training, equipment maintenance, and more.
Click on the links below to download a poster. We invite you to display it in your community:>> Inuktitut. >> English. >> Inuinnaqtun. >> Français.
News Release: Nunavut Poverty Summit Produces Broad Agreement on Plan of Action
Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 30, 2011) - Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President Jack Anawak today announced the Makimaniq Plan: A Shared Approach to Poverty Reduction.
The plan outlines a common agenda for poverty reduction in Nunavut, developed by the forty-five participants in the territory's first poverty summit. >> More...
News Release: Regional Roundtables to Identify "Options for Action" for Poverty Reduction Plan
Iqaluit, Nunavut (May 18 and 19, 2011) - Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
The second stage of the public engagement process for the preparation of Nunavut's Poverty Reduction Action Plan begins this week when the Kitikmeot Regional Roundtable in Cambridge Bay.
The Cambridge Bay Roundtable will be coordinated by Government of Nunavut Finance Minister, Keith Peterson, and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President, Jack Anawak. The Roundtable brings together participants from each community in the region, as well as representatives from government, Inuit organizations, non-profit organizations and the business community. >> More...
News Release: Government of Nunavut Announces Poverty Reduction Initiatives
Iqaluit, Nunavut (May 9, 2011) - Government of Nunavut
The Government of Nunavut's commitment to support Nunavummiut to fight against poverty continues with the announcement of several new initiatives.
Premier Aariak today announced enhancements to the Community Breakfast Program and Parenting Support Programming, increases to the Social Assistance Program's food and clothing allowances, and a new Country Food Distribution Program to improve the availability of country foods in communities... >>More...Tweet Makiliqta Nunavut
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