Social & Cultural Development

The Department of Social and Cultural Development is responsible for planning, developing and managing KIA’s programs and services that enhance Inuit culture, language and wellness. The Department is also responsible for accessing third-party funding and ensuring programs and services offered reflect the needs of Kitikmeot Inuit.

The current Director of Social & Cultural Developments is Sarah Jancke.

More Information About Social & Cultural Development

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
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KIA LANGUAGE FRAMEWORK

Increasingly, KIA has been concerned with Qitirmiut language and culture loss, with Qitirmiut Inuit recording the lowest retention level of Inuktitut (and Inuinnaqtun) compared to Inuit in the Kivalliq and Qikiqtani regions of Nunavut. In late 2010, KIA developed the KIA Language Framework to identify, among other issues, program and service gaps where KIA could be involved to achieve the greatest impact. The complete report is available for download below.

KIA Language Framework Report (English)

BEREAVEMENT & COMPASSIONATE POLICY AND APPLICATION FORMS

KIA will provide financial support to Beneficiaries dealing with grief, bereavement and mourning associated with a family member who is terminally ill and facing imminent death or has died. The policy and application forms are available below.

Bereavement & Compassionate Policy (English)
Travellers Agreement (English)
Compassionate Application Form (English)
Bereavement Application Form (English)
Bereavement & Compassionate Travel Authorization (English)

AITUUTI KATIMAYIIT POLICY AND APPLICATION FORMS

The purpose of this Policy is to ensure appropriate guidelines are in place for the prudent administration and allocation of funds that KIA receives from the successful negotiation of Inuit Impact and Benefits Agreements, Participation Agreements, compensation agreements, subsidiary dividends, trust payments, and other related monies that are secured by KIA from time to time. The policy, application forms and project reporting forms (if required) for the various schedules are available for download below.

Aituutii Katimayiit Policy (English)
KIA Graduation Award Application (English)
Fred R. Elias Grad Award Application (English)
KIA Post-Secondary Scholarship Application Form (English)
Inuit Initiatives Fund Application (English)
Final Funding Project Report (English)
Kitikmeot Media Fund Application (English)

RECORD SUSPENSION PROGRAM

A Record Suspension (formerly a Pardon) allows people convicted of a criminal offence to have their criminal record kept separate and apart from other criminal records. KIA has a fact sheet and questionnaire available for download below. Links to federal government forms are also available.

Intake Questionaire and Consent 2020 (English)
Fact Sheet - Pardon Laws (English)

Local Police Record Check Form
https://www.canada.ca/en/parole-board/corporate/publications-and-forms/local-police-records-check-form.html
Measurable Benefits Form
https://www.canada.ca/en/parole-board/corporate/publications-and-forms/measurable-benefit-sustained-rehabilitation-form.html
Record Suspension Application Form
https://www.canada.ca/en/parole-board/corporate/publications-and-forms/record-suspension-application-form.html

KIA INUIT POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM
Student Enrolment Form (English)
Application Form (English)
Student Handbook (English)