Community Projects

School Breakfast Programs ($16,000)

The School Breakfast Program meets the Youth Development and Community Health Improvement aspects of the corporate contribution program.

The breakfast program is funded by Breakfast for Learning and Brighter Futures both in which are non-profit organization solely dedicated to child nutrition programs in Canada.  Youth often will go to school having absolutely nothing at home and in some cases, children will not have time to eat breakfast, leading to behavioural and academic problems.

The funding benefits the children of Nunavut in many ways:

  • Improved concentration and performance in the classroom
  • Strength and endurance to engage in physical activity
  • Prevention of health problems
  • Promotion of good health and lifestyle

Students on Ice ($32,500 over three years)

This funding meets Qikiqtaaluk Corporations contribution criteria for Youth development.

Students on Ice Polar Education Foundation (SOI)  is an award winning organization dedicated to giving youth from across Canada and around the world powerful educational experiences in both Polar Regions. The organization is deeply committed to promoting polar education, conservation, science, environmental issues and general knowledge about the Polar Regions globally. Their efforts have made Students on Ice an important portal and ambassador for polar and environmental issues.

Since 2000, Students on Ice have taken over 2,000 students, scientists, experts, elders, educators and leaders from 50 different countries to both Polar Regions on educational expeditions. Northern Aboriginal youth from the Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut make up about 30% of the youth participants.

The mandate of SOI is “to educate, motivate and inspire the next generation, and in doing so, give these youth a greater understanding and respect for the planet, themselves, their community and country”.

Scholarships

Qikiqtaaluk Corporation and its subsidiaries: Qikiqtaaluk Properties Inc., Baffin Gas Limited and Qikiqtani Industry Limited; are pleased to offer four scholarships of $6,000 each fall to Qikiqtani Region Beneficiaries pursuing post-secondary education. Deadline for applications is August 29.

Scholarships are being offered in the following fields of study:

  • Finance, Accounting or Administration
  • Environmental Services or Project Management
  • Property Management, Construction or Trades
  • Retail or Business Management

Applicants can access our web-site Documents page for application details.

City of Iqaluit Parades

At least once or twice a year the Company set aside resources to participate in either the Canada Day Parade and/or the Christmas parade. Even at -55 with a wind chill, our hearty staff and their children brave the elements to bring a little fun into the holidays. 

Building a float is a great team building exercise that spans across all of our wholly owned companies. Over the years we have partnered with NCC to get a larger platform for this creative endeavour. The float has often been used to showcase aspects of Inuit culture.

Awards:

  • Canada Day “Most Outstanding Float” 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010
  • Canada Day “Most Creative Float” 2012
  • Canada Day “Best Youth Float” 2013
  • Christmas Parade “Best Holiday Spirit” 2005 and 2012
  • Christmas Parade “Best Float” 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2014
     

Event Sponsorship

In addition to providing sponsorship at various industry trade shows and events, QC has been a supporter of the Iqaluit “Toonik Tyme” celebration of culture that takes place in the spring. Each year the company sends donations to each Hamlet to assist them in providing the annual community games that take place over the holiday season.

For assistance in obtaining funding or support please visit the Documents page for information and forms.