ITK Board of Directors meets in Ottawa, endorses creation of Urban Inuit Sub-Committee

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s Board of Directors voted May 29 to establish a new sub-committee of the Board to better incorporate the positions of Inuit living outside of Inuit Nunangat into the work of ITK. Membership of the sub-committee would reflect ITK Board membership, with each Inuit Treaty Organization and permanent participant appointing a representative.

They also approved the creation of a national Inuit labour market committee, an Inuit-focused space for developing recommendations to the ITK Board on issues relevant to Inuit employment, labour, and skills development.

The Board also approved federal funding allocations for the following initiatives:

  • $285 million in funding over 10 years from the Indigenous Health Equity Fund announced in Budget 2023 to address equitable access to health care services
  • $197.5 million over seven years from the Urban, Rural, and Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy
  • $1.3 million from Employment and Social Development Canada to build human resources capacity in Inuit regions to facilitate Inuit-led research and develop Inuit-specific training program to foster future generations of Inuit researchers

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