Inuit Language Funding Model — Indigenous Languages Component

The Inuit Language Funding Model of the Indigenous Languages Component supports the four Inuit Land Claim Organizations across Inuit Nunangat to build and implement the programs and services that advance Inuit self-determined language priorities over the next five years.

Since 2020, Inuit have been working through the four Land Claim Organizations, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Makivvik and Nunatsiavut Government, alongside the Department of Canadian Heritage, to determine the best approaches to resourcing for Inuktut maintenance, revitalization, and reclamation. The aim of this new funding approach is to support the work of these organizations through their own strategies.

This new approach is multi-year funding that is accessed by the Inuit Land Claim Organizations through five-year work plans. This will provide more predictability and flexibility to Inuit communities in their efforts to maintain, revitalize, and reclaim Inuktut languages.

Who can apply

It will be up to the individual Inuit Regions to determine partnerships and mechanisms for funding Inuktut maintenance, revitalization, and reclamation. If you are an Inuit organization interested in working on Inuktut maintenance, revitalization, and reclamation, please contact with the appropriate Land Claim Organization listed below.

For fiscal years 2023 to 2028, the following organizations are eligible for funding:

Contact us

Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program
Department of Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy St
Gatineau QC  J8X 4B3
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm (ET).

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