January 2021

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Happy New Year from the Travel Nunavut team and Board of Directors!

We know it has been a tough year for everyone and also a tough year for tourism and we hope that this year things can start going back to normal. We have some new exciting opportunities this year and we can’t wait to work with you all again!

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The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for new single or multi-year projects starting in the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

You can read more about this here.

All EOIs must be submitted to CanNor via email at cannor.operations.cannor@canada.ca by 11:59PM Pacific Time on February 5, 2021, using the EOI Form and EOI Guide.

If you haven’t already applied for funding through CanNor’s Northern Business Relief Fund, you still have time! In recognition of the continuing impacts of COVID-19 on Tourism and related industries in the territories, CanNor is offering to extend financial support beyond July 31, 2020, to current eligible recipients of the NBRF program. The funding extension is based on demonstrated need and would provide funding up to a maximum of $100,000 or up to March 31, 2021, whichever comes first.

You can find further information here.

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Assistance Program

It’s that time of year again! We are now accepting applications for the Marketing Assistance Program. Due to COVID-19 we are expanding costs that you are eligible to apply to have reimbursed. We will be calling this the Assistance Program this year in order to help members as much as we can.

Members can apply to be reimbursed for 50% of the previous year’s marketing activities up to a maximum of $1,000 per member per year.

You can find the application and information here.

Training Courses

Travel Nunavut is pleased to offer training and learning opportunities for our members. Some of these are offered free of charge for members. If you are interested in any of these courses, please fill out the form and we’ll work with you to get you registered. You can find the courses and information here.

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Please take a few minutes to fill out the short survey we have put together to learn more about the impact COVID-19 has had on the tourism industry. We understand how difficult these times are and would like to learn more about how we can help you.

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Kivalliq Inuit Association has launched COVID-19 prevention initiatives. Initiatives include support for elders, traditional activities, and support to all its members in Kivalliq communities.

COVID Response Initiatives

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Be sure to have a look at Qikiqtani Inuit Associations multiple programs that offer Qikiqtani Inuit with funding for projects such as cultural activities, on-the-land programs, training and daycare subsidies.

Learn more here.

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Packages

Do you have new packages you would like added to our Staycation website? Send them on over to members@travelnunavut.ca and we will post them! If you need help creating packages, please do not to hesitate to reach out to us.

If you have any questions about any additional funding opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact me at members@travelnunavut.ca

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