World Oceans Day 2021

World Oceans Day (WOD) 2021 is on Tuesday, June 8th! A virtual fun-filled experience will be held for Newfoundland and Labrador (link below) during the weekend of June 5th leading up to the 8th by the WOD Committee NL.

Qalipu First Nation in collaboration with Department of Fisheries Oceans (DFO) and partners will be hosting two public outdoor events, weather permitting and abiding the current Covid-19 regulations at that time. Qalipu and DFO will be presenting two ocean art benches, one to the Town of Lark Harbour and 2nd to the Town of Deer Lake.

DFO Ocean Art Bench Presentation to Town of Deer Lake
Xavier Jr. High Students attending for a Beach & Community Cleanup – 9:30am to 12:30pm
Partners: DFO – Qalipu – Town of Deer Lake – Rocky Harbour Detachment (DFO)
Town Fire department BBQ and CAKE with Invitation to RCMP to join
Student Ocean Art Display, prizes to be presented
More Games & Prizes

Event 2
Qalipu Environment and Natural Resources Ocean Art Bench Presentation at Bottle Cove Beach
St. James School Students Beach Cleanup at Bottle Cove Beach – 10:30am to 2:00pm
Educational Session held by ACAP on Beach Debris Collected
Partners: DFO – Qalipu – ACAP – Town of Lark Harbour
Town Fire Department BBQ & CAKE with invitation to Canadian Coast Guard and RCMP
Student Ocean Art Display, prizes to be presented
More Games & Prizes

Senior Benefit funds fully allocated

Seniors Essential Travel Benefit

Qalipu First Nation wishes to advise Band members that funds under the COVID-19 Seniors Essential Travel Benefit have now been fully allocated.  Processing of electronic funds transfer and checks is ongoing and successful applicants should continue to see their funds arrive within he coming weeks.

Please note, some applications that arrived in May will not be issued payment as funds were exhausted before all applications could be processed.  These and any further applications that are received will be kept in the que and will be processed for payment should additional funds become available.

In total, $251,700 was processed for payment with the Seniors Essential Travel Benefit.  The COVID-19 Support Team responded to approximately 6866 electronic requests for support, and close to 2500 phone inquiries.

The Band thanks all those who applied and looks forward to further opportunities to offer community support.

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Council Meeting – May 15th, 2021

The next regular meeting of Council will be held at 12:30 pm on Saturday, May 15th, 2021
Due to Covid restrictions, the Community Room at 1 Church remains closed to members of the public at this time.
The meeting will be live-streamed for members and can be accessed by logging into GINU at:

Ginu login:

Ask Chief and Council a question at the upcoming meeting:

Meeting Agenda

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NL Hydro – Vegetation Management

NL Hydro will be conducting a herbicide application program on transmission and distribution line right-of-ways, access roads, penstocks and dams Summer 2021. We would like to hear from members if they have any concerns regarding this proposed work. We welcome you to contact our Manager of Environment & Natural Resources at or call 634-1500.

Vegetation Management at Hydro: What you should know about herbicide use | Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro (

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Gros Morne National Park – Spruce Budworm

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has asked Parks Canada to include Gros Morne National Park in an early intervention budworm control program starting Summer 2021. We would like to hear from members how they may be affected by this decision to allow, or not allow, spraying of the spruce budworm in the national park. Please contact or call 634-1500.

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Device giveaway

COVID-19 Device Support

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our members have had to adapt to a new virtual world; gatherings, workshops and face-to-face is now often conducted online. To support our membership, the Band will host a random draw to give away 118 Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus (2nd Gen). These devices will enable our members to easily access such things as virtual mental health counselling, virtual cultural programming offered by the Band, online learning for students and youth, as well as provide the convenience of paying bills online.

Here are the details you will need to know to enter the draw for a tablet:

  • Program is open to members in Canada only.
  • Individuals under the age of 16, will require parental consent.
  • Successful applicants will be required to submit proof of residence.
    • Piece of ID with address, mail with name/address, etc.
  • Paper/Mail-in applications will need to be postmarked by May 10th, 2021. Paper/Mailed-in applications will not be accepted after May 17th, 2021.
  • Online application collection will be open for three weeks: April 19th – May 10th, 2021.
  • Limit of one application per member, duplicate applications will be removed or deleted. In event of duplicate applications received, QFN will consider the first application as the valid application all others will be removed or deleted from the draw.
  • All applications will require: Name, Accurate Shipping Address, Physical Address, Band Number, Date of Birth, Phone Number and/or email. Incomplete applications will be removed from the draw.
  • Limit of one device per household.
    • If additional applications are drawn from the same household, they will be ineligible.
  • Random draw will take place on May 21st, 2021.
  • The supplier will ship directly to the successful applicant and all successful applications will be required to sign for the device. In cases where success applicant is near the supplier, home delivery or curbside pick may be an option.
  • QFN is not responsible for any damage, lost, or misplaced devices.
  • Warranty is with the device manufacturer and not supplier or QFN.
  • Only the successful applicants will be contacted.

Complete one of the form options to apply

Click here to apply online or click here to download and print the application.

Wait Times covid-19 benefits

Update: Covid-19 Support Benefits Wait Times

We would like to thank community members for their continued support, patience, and understanding as we continue to provide funding through our Covid-19 support programs. The Seniors Essential Travel and Essential Worker Childcare Programs have seen a large volume of applicants and many people have received this valuable assistance.

We would like to remind individuals, families and community that the process time goal for COVID-19 payments is 6 to 8 weeks, however in some instances we are currently at more than 8 weeks.

Payments are continuously being issued and we are making every effort to keep the processing/payment time low.

For more information on FAQ please visit:  or contact your COVID-19 Teams at:

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Notice Regarding Office Closure in Corner Brook

In order to assist Western Health as they try to understand the extent of possible community spread of the Covid-19 virus, and out of an abundance of caution, both Corner Brook office locations are closed effective immediately. Staff will continue to provide service from their home office locations and can best be reached by email found here: (

An update regarding office opening or continued closure will be provided on Friday.

Visitors are reminded that due to ongoing precautions with the Covid-19 pandemic, an appointment is required before coming into any office location of the Qalipu First Nation. Please call 634-0996 to make an appointment.