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

  • Culture
  • Community Health & Well-Being
  • Education, Training & Leadership Development
  • Entrepreneurial Capacity Development & Job Creation
  • Food Security 
  • Energy Security

The 2022 call for projects is open from February 1 to March 31!

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.