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

Kangiqsujuaq Fire Department

Many important initiatives have been supported over the past several years, such as the purchase of Jaws of Life by the Kangiqsujuaq Fire Department. These rescue tools allow them to be ready to act quickly in the event of a car accident

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.