YOUR DEDICATION TO HELPING ALL CANADIANS THRIVE IS NEEDED IN NUNAVUT
Nunavut Rates of Food Insecurity
of the Territory's children live in food insecure households (1)
of Inuit preSchool children live in food insecure homes (2)
of severely food insecure children regularly skip meals (2)
Food Insecurity: Noun – the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Emergency Food Vouchers
This community voucher program provides access to emergency and immediate assistance for those identified to be in high-need situations. These vouchers provide one-off immediate relief and has become an important community safety net. The local RCMP, Family Services and other essential service staff have referred several Elders, individuals and families that require items such as immediate food, diapers, baby formula or iron rich foods for children diagnosed with TB. The average total voucher redemption amount is $115.
“Within Igloolik food insecurities touch almost everyone at some point in time; a number of systemic issues contribute to this being a concern. There are limited resources in Igloolik for families to turn to when food insecurity is an issue. Feeding Nunavut has filled a much needed void and has supported our ability as Family Services to assist families who would not otherwise have the means to provide healthy foods to their families. Feeding Nunavut has ensured that when a community member finds themselves in crisis and are unable to feed the members of their family, they have somewhere to turn. Feeding Nunavut’s work has become vital as a measure of support for the community”.LaToya Morgan
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I have just completed a four-day intensive fact-finding mission to Nunavut with my colleague Georgia White. The object of our fact-finding was Tuberculosis. We spent two days in Iqaluit meeting with the Minister of Health and senior officials, the NTI President and senior staff, the Public Health Centre, the Hospital, the wellness centre, the boarding home and many Elders. The trip was capped-off by a community feast.read more
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“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and one for helping others”.Kudakwashe Mutizira