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NEWS: Nunavut August 01, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Nunavut seeks proposals for men and boys’ projects

Up to $20,000 in funding is available per initiative

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The Department of Family Services is seeking proposals for Nunavut men and boys' projects. Pictured here are members of the Cape Dorset men's support group Angutiit Makigiangninga. (PHOTO BY NOEL KALUDJAK)
The Department of Family Services is seeking proposals for Nunavut men and boys' projects. Pictured here are members of the Cape Dorset men's support group Angutiit Makigiangninga. (PHOTO BY NOEL KALUDJAK)

Nunavut’s Department of Family Services is calling for proposals for community-based projects that aim to promote the health and healing of the territory’s men and boys.

The request, issued on Monday, is an ongoing response to regional information-gathering sessions held in 2016 and 2017 to learn more about the needs of men and boys across the territory.

Individuals, community non-profit organizations and municipal corporations can apply for funding of up to $20,000 for their proposed initiatives.

The initiatives should increase community capacity for existing men and boys’ groups with a focus on traditional and community knowledge and skills, while addressing trauma, or build the necessary capacity to create new groups.

Those interested in applying can contact Jordanne Amos, the family violence project officer, for copies of the application, guidelines or any other questions.

The application deadline is August 31 at 5 p.m. EST.

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(3) Comments:

#1. Posted by Carol, on August 02, 2018

It’s so nice to finally see something for men and boys, there is not enough support and mental health for men and boy.

There are awards and programs for young ladies but not for young men in schools, different opportunities made but not for young men.

When you look at the statistics for suicide in Nunavut majority for attempted and completed suicide are men and yet very little programs and support for them.

This is a good start, I hope more programs, awards and support will happen to help decrease suicide in Nunavut.

#2. Posted by Programmer on August 02, 2018

it is great news. thank you.
Inuit Women’s organization has a men/boy’s program, perhaps ITK and other groups too.  It is this way in Nunavut with many working in isolation just as the communities are isolated. coming together with the community would be a wondrous way of working.  A registry might help similar to the NRI collecting research info, by whom, where, etc.

#3. Posted by Pete on August 03, 2018

This is a good start, there is not enough programs for boys and young men, I hope we can build on this.

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