This is a cross-sectoral project that will bring together a number of non-profit, arts and culture organizations and businesses.
Manitoba-based non-profit organization Niriqatiginnga and the @1860 Winnipeg Arts project are dedicated to advancing food security through arts, cultural and food sector entrepreneurship research and participatory organizational development. Niriqatiginnga, and the Youth Media Arts Team from @1860 are key collaborators and contributors to this project, and its prior programs have been delivered and supported by the ArcticNet Network Centre of Excellence, the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, the United Nations Environment Program and the Canadian Sustainable Agricultural Partnership.
The Legal Services Board of Nunavut is a government public agency, created by statute. Funding is allocated by the GN Department of Justice through a contribution agreement that incorporates the federal-territorial Access to Justice Agreement between Justice Canada and the Department of Justice Nunavut to the Legal Services Board. The Nunavut Legal Services Board (LSB) serves as the primary authority for legal aid across the territory, overseeing a spectrum of legal services. Staff Lawyers within the LSB specialize in Criminal, Family, and Civil/Poverty law, ensuring a comprehensive approach to legal support. The LSB is committed to strategic planning, policy development, operational assessments, and actively participates in Public Legal Education initiatives.
The Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce (KCC) acknowledges challenges in organizational development post-pandemic, emphasizing its need to strengthen capacity for supporting member and community programs, hosting events and addressing gaps in economic development. The KCC has also expressed a need for board and governance training, and capacity building; we can jointly contribute to overcoming organizational capacity-related obstacles. This partnership signifies a shared commitment to fostering economic growth, entrepreneurship, and building a resilient business community in the Kivalliq region.
Amautiit Nunavut Inuit Women’s Association shares a commitment to advancing self-determination and empowerment within the context of Nunavut communities. The organization’s focus on representing the interests of arnait, addressing historical traumas, and promoting equality aligns with our project’s goal of fostering self-determination, sustainable development, and cultural preservation. Collaborative efforts can enhance the impact on issues such as poverty reduction, quality of life improvement, and the provision of essential services. Amautiit’s emphasis on community engagement and strategic priorities resonates with our project’s approach to building relationships and inclusivity, creating a synergistic partnership for positive change in Nunavut.
Maliganik Tukisiniarvik is an Inuit-led non-profit organization serving the Baffin region of Nunavut. Maliganik Tukisiniarvik plays a crucial role in providing administrative support to LSB operations in the Baffin Region. Maliiganik Tukisiniarvik staff offer sessions at the Iqaluit Women’s Shelter, Baffin Correctional and Makigiarvik Centers and volunteers with Canadian Bar Association mock trial projects with the local high school in Iqaluit.
Kivalliq Legal Services is an Inuit-led non-profit organization in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut. Kivalliq Legal Services offers essential administrative support to LSB lawyers in the Kivalliq Region, concentrating efforts on regional access to justice concerns. Kivalliq Legal Services partners with community events and trade shows and with organizations like the shelter society in providing general legal information to shelter staff, their volunteer board of directors. It participates in the development and distribution of family violence prevention campaigns around the region.
The Kitikmeot Law Centre is an Inuit-led non-profit organization in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. The Kitikmeot Law Centre’s Regional Board focuses on raising regional access to justice issues in the Kitikmeot Region. The Kitikmeot Law Centre builds on key partnerships with the Cambridge Bay Wellness Centre and their local high school to deliver PLEI materials and information sessions. The Centre hosts community forums on its role and Family Law and often attends high schools to deliver presentations on “law as a career”.
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