Qalipu First Nation is pleased to share details on funds received through the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Community Support Fund following a call for proposals to address the impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous communities. Of the $90 million available to regional, urban, and off-reserve Indigenous organizations, the Band will receive $678, 311 to implement its proposed project.
Band Manager Keith Goulding noted that this project will have a many faceted and positive impact on communities the Band represents.
“We cast our net wide to meet the objectives of this fund and provide the maximum support to our communities. Seniors and vulnerable people, food security, education, mental health, and COVID-19 preparedness measures were the cornerstones of this fund, and our project endeavours to provide support in all of these areas.”
Specifically, support from the Band will be delivered in the form of care kits for vulnerable community members, providing for essential transportation of vulnerable populations, wellness and prevention kits for youth, and a childcare expense support fund for essential workers.
Further details on eligibility and delivery of these funds will be shared with membership as project components are implemented.
For more information on the Indigenous Community Support Fund, including allocations across Canada, please click here