QIA’s board boosts honoraria
In a vote that saw four board members abstaining, the QIA resolved to pay more money to its board and committee members in exchange for any loss of income they incur to attend meetings.
A briefing note to the board says the cost of living in Nunavut is increasing, so “an increase to the current honoraria may be appropriate.”
The QIA board decided to increase the honoraria rate for its executive committee members from $300 to $350 a day. Board members will now receive $300 a day, up by $50.
QIA’s vice-president will receive $1,800 a month, while the secretary-treasurer will receive $1,200, and, according to the new policy, they won’t have to submit a board reporting form every month to receive their honoraria.
The increase will cost QIA $20,400 a year.