Sanikiluaq research centre gets $300,000 for new garage, workshop
Arctic Eider Society dedicated to Inuit-led stewardship of Belcher Islands ecosystem
A research centre in Sanikiluaq is getting a six-figure boost from the federal government to expand and upgrade its work.
The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency announced Thursday in a news release it will provide $300,000 to the Arctic Eider Society. The money will go toward a new workshop and garage, and expanded training and operational capacity.
The society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting Inuit-led stewardship for the Belcher Islands’ unique ecosystem.
“The garage is going to help a lot for making sure equipment is kept in good working order for community programs and a space for training youth,” said Lucassie Arragutainaq, the Arctic Eider Society’s director, in a statement.
The money comes from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, a federal post-COVID-19-pandemic infrastructure support program.
“Sanikiluaq’s Arctic Eider Society works hard to protect and promote the region’s ecosystem and its wildlife,” said Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, in the release.