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Quality of Life still accepting funding proposals for suicide prevention initiatives

20 May 2020

Public Service Announcement

Quality of Life still accepting funding proposals for suicide prevention initiatives

The Department of Health’s Quality of Life Secretariat is still accepting funding proposals for suicide prevention initiatives for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

Non-profit organizations and community governments in Nunavut are encouraged to submit funding proposals for community-led projects focused on suicide prevention, intervention and post-intervention.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, applicants are asked to submit proposals that abide by current social distancing rules. This could include proposals with an online presence, or programs that can be implemented while still following the Order Respecting Social Distancing and Gatherings.

The Quality of Life Secretariat is encouraging innovation and creativity during this uncertain time, so that local programs and activities can continue to have access to the resources they need.

Activities eligible for funding include, but are not limited to:

  • strategic planning;
  • research related to wellness promotion;
  • community training;
  • social emotional learning;
  • capital planning;
  • reducing impulsive behaviour;
  • support networks; and
  • other innovative suicide prevention wellness initiatives.

One application for multiple eligible activities is encouraged depending on community needs. There is no deadline for applications and submissions will be accepted throughout the 2020-2021 fiscal year, until funds are exhausted.

For more information or to apply, contact inuusivutanninaqtuq@gov.nu.ca. Let us all play our role in suicide prevention. Inuusivut Anninaqtuq, United for Life!

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Media Contact:

Chris Puglia
Acting Manager of Communications
Department of Health
867-975-5949
cpuglia@gov.nu.ca