The Akkivik Program responds to the desire of creating a lasting positive legacy, beyond the Raglan Agreement.
Through the Akkivik Program (“to give a leg up” in Inuktitut), Raglan Mine is looking to offer a leg up to its host communities by supporting projects that will provide direct and long term social and economic development, at a local level, in Kangiqsujuaq and Salluit.
Focus on the Akkivik program
The focus of the Akkivik program is to actively support initiatives by providing some “seed-money” and/or in-kind support to help community projects in Kangiqsujuaq and Salluit. The overarching concepts of advancement, self-sufficiency and working together locally will inform all aspects of this process.
Theme areas the Akkivik program aims to support
- Community Health & Well-Being
- Education, Training & Leadership Development
- Entrepreneurial Capacity Development & Job Creation
- Food Security
- Energy Security
Types of projects non eligible for support within the Akkivik program
- Individuals; including those seeking support for activities, such as academic studies, competing in a sporting event, travelling or raising funds for another organization.
- Political parties; any form of political organization, politicians or candidates for public office, or political fundraising activities with the intent of funding the party itself.
- Churches or religious activities which are exclusive to one faith community.
- Organizations producing, distributing or seeking advertising in audio-visual media, including print or electronic media.
- Funding of touring sports teams.
- Activities that do not benefit the broader community.
- Activities that will require sustained funding from the Akkivik Program over the long term (i.e.: for more than 3 years).
- Projects that do not benefit the communities of Kangiqsujuaq and Salluit.