News releases

WINNIPEG, July 11, 2023 – Canada’s Premiers began their annual summer meeting by expressing their support for communities across the country coping with the effects of wildfires and praising the dedication of emergency responders in these challenging times. At their meeting today, Premiers focused on provincial and territorial actions to support the top priorities of Canadians, including affordability and improving health care. All Canadians deserve access to affordable housing and other necessities, timely health services, safe and resilient communities, and good jobs. In the face of major… read more.
WHISTLER, B.C. – Premiers of Canada’s Western provinces and territories met in Whistler to discuss approaches to diversify and strengthen their shared economy, and opportunities to build future prosperity. Premiers discussed the ongoing wildfire crisis and the serious threat catastrophic weather events pose to communities, the economy and critical infrastructure. They will continue to work together, and with the federal government, to support communities and ensure adequate resources are available to keep people safe and reduce threats to homes and livelihoods. Western Premiers had… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (May 15, 2023) – The Department of Education is piloting a project to test the feasibility of implementing a full-day kindergarten program in Nunavut. Nanook School (Apex), Victor Sammurtok School (Chesterfield Inlet), Qaqqalik School (Kimmirut), Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik (Kugluktuk), and Inuglak School (Whale Cove) will be running a full-day kindergarten pilot starting this fall. These schools were chosen for the pilot based on the amount of capital renovations each would need to support the program and to represent each region. Minister of Education Pamela Hakongak Gross,… read more.
May 8 to 14 is National Nursing Week, and this year’s theme is Our Nurses. Our Future. The Department of Health would like to take this time to recognize the many roles that nurses play throughout a patient’s healthcare journey. The global COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the commitment and dedication of Nunavut’s nursing staff. While they continued to work at the frontlines of patient care, Nunavut's nurses adeptly shifted into various roles to protect the health and safety of all Nunavummiut. This year's theme also speaks of growing and retaining a strong locally-trained workforce. To that… read more.
May 2, 2023 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister’s Office Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of Nunavut, P.J. Akeeagok, released the following joint statement: “During today’s meeting we made progress on some key priorities that will make a real difference in the lives of Nunavummiut, the residents of Nunavut. Our bilateral meeting took place as part of ‘Nunavut on the Hill’, a two-day working visit to Parliament where Nunavut’s Cabinet participates in meetings with the federal government. Especially on housing, health care, climate change, Arctic security and sovereignty… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 28, 2023) – Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) and NCC Development Limited (NCCD) are pleased to announce the signing of design-build contracts for the construction of 150 new public housing units across eight (8) Nunavut communities. Construction will commence in Fall 2023. The design-build contracts are part of the 2023-24 Public Housing Delivery Plan under Igluliuqatigiingniq, also referred to as the Nunavut 3000 Strategy. The design-build negotiated construction contracts for 132 public housing units outside of Iqaluit include 20 new units in each of Arviat,… read more.
Ottawa, Ontario (April 28, 2023) – Nunavut’s Executive Council is promoting Katujjiluta mandate priorities May 1 and 2 through a series of meetings with federal counterparts in Ottawa. “Nunavut on the Hill” is a two-day political working visit to Parliament to build on our partnerships with the Canadian government. “Cabinet and I will ensure the daily realities of Nunavummiut are heard about in Ottawa, where many decisions that impact our territory are made today,” Premier P.J. Akeeagok said. “While the majority of nation-building in Canada spans from East to West, we look to see… read more.
Nominations are now open for the 2023 Council of Federation Literacy Award. Premier P.J. Akeeagok is accepting applications to recognize an individual who supports, encourages, and shares ways to strengthen literacy skills in Nunavut. The 2023 Nunavut Council of the Federation Literacy Award will be awarded to an individual who supports and inspires others to use Inuktut and develop their literacy skills – oral, written or through artistic expression. Nominate someone who has gone above and beyond to support and encourage others to develop their literacy skills. It could be a student, a… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (March 28, 2023) – Investments in housing and healthcare announced today in the Government of Canada’s federal budget, A Made in Canada Plan: Strong Middle Class, Affordable Economy, Healthy Future, will contribute toward key priorities in the Katujjiluta mandate, said Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok and Finance Minister Lorne Kusugak. “To achieve the transformative change in our government’s Katujjiluta mandate, significant investments from the federal government are needed. Today’s federal budget announcements contribute to our government’s efforts to improve access to… read more.
March 24 is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. Each year, the Department of Health recognizes World TB Day as part of its continuous efforts to raise awareness. This year’s World TB Day theme – Yes! We can End TB – is a message of hope and a call to action. TB remains an epidemic in much of the world. This year, World TB Day is calling for increased investment and multisector co-operation to help end TB. For this year’s World TB Day, the Strong and TB Free Campaign continues its efforts to educate Nunavummiut about TB, with education about treatment and prevention and simplified material… read more.