QIA outlines COVID-19 supports in Grise Fiord

Press Release

Iqaluit, Nunavut, April 4, 2022 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s (QIA) initiative to help alleviate food insecurity and to support isolation efforts for communities affected by COVID-19 continues with a food voucher program in Grise Fiord.

QIA, in partnership with Arctic Co-Op Ltd, will be delivering food vouchers valued at $250 to Qikiqtani Inuit families in Grise Fiord starting on April 4th, 2022.

A second card valued at $250 will be delivered starting on or about April 18th, 2022.

“Although the Government of Nunavut is easing restrictions around the territory, QIA will continue to support Qikiqtani Inuit.  Grise Fiord is the last of the Qikiqtani Communities affected by COVID-19 and we commend their efforts to keeping their community safe during this pandemic”, says QIA President Olayuk Akesuk.

“The safety of our small and dynamic population is our number one concern in any type of outbreak.  The community of Grise Fiord will continue to follow recommended safety measures to limit the spread of COVID-19”.  says QIA Board Member for Grise Fiord, Liza Ningiuk.

Inuit with multiple families living in the same household are asked to contact their QIA Community Liaison Officer for information on additional support.

The funds for QIA’s COVID-19 response come from the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Community Support Fund.

For more information, please contact:
Karen Flaherty
Director, Strategic Communications
Qikiqtani Inuit Association
(P) 867.975.8398 or toll-free 1.800.667.2742


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