Nunivaat Update, second quarter of 2017
Based on a long history of cooperation between the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and Université Laval, Nunivaat was established in 2005 as a permanent, public and independent statistics program on the socioeconomic situation of Nunavik. Nunivaat is directed by Université Laval and funded by the KRG.
RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
NUNAVIK COST OF LIVING SURVEY –The results of the Nunavik Cost of Living Survey were presented to the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences IX 2017 in Umeå, Sweden.
Press Release: New Interim Social Housing Rent Scale Adopted by Québec
Kuujjuaq, Québec, June 22, 2017 – The Interim Social Housing Rent Scale announced last month has been officially ratified by the Québec Cabinet of Ministers. The publishing of the new By-Law triggers an application period of 120 days for Nunavik Inuit to apply under the new rent scale for retroactive reduction, and potentially a refund from July 1, 2016.
Press Release: Québec launches the first Ministerial Strategy for Labour Market Integration of First Nations and Inuit people
Québec City, June 13, 2017 – The Gouvernement du Québec today launched the first Ministerial Strategy for Labour Market Integration of First Nations and Inuit People, which will allow better use of the means at Québec's disposal to increase their participation in the labour market.
Press Release: New Website for the Kativik Regional Police Force
Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour 2017
The Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour, along with the help of Canadians, will assist 15 talented pilots to fly 16,000 nautical miles to perform air shows and flybys over the 14 communities of Nunavik as well as over more than 80 other northern communities.