Baker Lake Education and Recreation Fund

Please note that funding is available for this fiscal year until March 31, 2022.

Funding will  also be available for application next fiscal year starting April 1, 2022

I: Introduction

The Baker Lake Education and Recreation Activities for Youth Fund was established under the terms and conditions of the Canadian Heritage Rivers Inuit Impact Benefits Agreement (IIBA) signed on July 9, 2019 by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and the Government of Nunavut.

With respect to the Sarvaqtuuq (Kazan) and the Akillinik (Thelon) Heritage Rivers, the Kivalliq Inuit Association provides grant contributions to individuals and groups that are working to build educational and recreational activities for youth in Baker Lake.

The funding’s purpose is to meet the financial needs of individuals and groups in the community of Baker Lake that promote youth activities and programming (educational, recreational, heritage).

The contributions, which do not have to be repaid, are available up to $1,000 per individual application, and a maximum of $5,000.00 per group application.

A financial report of how the contribution funding was spent is required from the applicant before March 31st, 2022.

II: Eligibility

Eligibility for funding is limited to Inuit registered under the Nunavut Agreement living in the community of Baker Lake.

The individual or group applying for the grant must contribute 10% of the total purchase cost. Subject to funding availability, completion of previous projects and submission of financial reporting for previous projects, applicants can apply for additional funding for other projects in future years.

Eligible grant criteria includes:
• Sports equipment, artisan tools, sewing equipment, harvesting tools, materials
• Sports event with at least 10 participants that is publicly advertised
• Costs associated with traveling to sport event, arts show, workshop, or an on the land harvest
• Tuition, course materials

III: Application Process

Please submit with the online application below;

When the KIA receives an application, a file is opened and the applicant is contacted to confirm receipt. The following are the next steps in the of application process.

1) The Program Coordinator reviews the application and documentation submitted. The Program Coordinator may contact the applicant at this point for additional information. When the application is deemed complete, it is then passed on to the Application Committee comprised of three representatives of Kivalliq Inuit Association – for a decision.

2) The Application Committee meets on an as-and-when-needed basis to make a decision on applications. The Committee can approve, reject, or defer an application. If an application is approved, the Committee will set the terms and conditions under which funding is provided.

3) After a Committee meeting, the Program Coordinator will notify successful applicants.

•In the case of rejected applications, a letter is sent to the applicant advising of the reason for rejection.

•For deferred applications, the Program Coordinator consults with the applicant, advises why the application was deferred, and explains requirements to have the application reviewed again by the Committee.

4) For approved applications, the Program Coordinator prepares a Funding Agreement for the successful applicant. This is sent to the applicant for review and signature.

5) When the signed Funding Agreement is received and after all conditions associated with the funding have been met, the Program Coordinator will request a cheque from the KIA Finance Department. The cheque is sent to the applicant’s supplier, as specified in the Funding Agreement.

6) The Program Coordinator will require proof of payment and receipt of goods or services purchased prior to the end of the fiscal year, or at the project completion date stated in the Funding Agreement.

Timeline for Applications
Several factors affect the time it takes to process an application, Some of these are:
•The completeness of the submitted application

•The length of time it takes for an applicant to provide additional information requested by the Program Coordinator

•The length of time it takes applicants to return documents

•The length of time it takes applicants to meet conditions in the Funding Agreement

Complete applications are dealt with as quickly as possible.

Applicants with time sensitive projects (i.e. those involving sealift) are advised to apply well in advance of the date that funding will be required.



If you have any questions after reading these guidelines, please contact:


Youth Program Coordinator

Christine Tootoo


Phone: 867-645-5740


Manager of Inuit Programs

Qovik Netser


Phone: 867-645-5726


Kivalliq Inuit Association

PO Box 340 Rankin Inlet, NU X0C 0G0

Tel: 867-645-5725

Toll Free: 1-800-220-6581

Fax: 867-645-2348


Baker Lake Education and Recreation Fund Application