Backgrounder: Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Pilot Program 2nd year funding recipients

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The following twelve Indigenous coastal communities have received a total of close to $2.7 million funding to purchase search and rescue boats and related equipment under the second year of the Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Pilot Program.



Recipient / Community Location Funding
Gitga'at First Nation British Columbia To purchase a search and rescue boat
Lax Kw’alaams Band British Columbia For the mid-life refit of an existing boat in the community
Gitxaala First Nation British Columbia For the mid-life refit of an existing boat in the community
Clyde River Nunavut To purchase equipment for an existing boat in the community
Kugluktuk Nunavut To purchase a search and rescue boat and related equipment
Yellowknife Northwest Territories To purchase a search and rescue boat and related equipment
Tuktoyaktuk Northwest Territories To purchase a search and rescue boat and related equipment
Nunatsiavut Government Newfoundland and Labrador To purchase two search and rescue boats (one for Nain and one for Makkovik) and related equipment
Nunatukavut Community Council Newfoundland and Labrador To purchase a search and rescue boat and related equipment
Miawpukek First Nation Newfoundland and Labrador To purchase a search and rescue boat and related equipment
We'koqma'q First Nation Nova Scotia For the refit of an existing boat in the community
Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq Nova Scotia To purchase a search and rescue boat and related equipment
Two communities that received funding under the first year of the program are receiving second-year funding to cover unforeseen costs from last year, including:
Recipient / Community Location Funding
Gjoa Haven Nunavut  Supplemental funding for an unforeseen increase in costs due to the original boat manufacturer breaking the contract to build the boat. The cost of the new/replacement search and rescue boat is greater than the original funding they requested in 2017-18.
Cambridge Bay Nunavut  Supplemental funding to support higher than anticipated shipping costs, and to allow the Cambridge Bay Coast Guard Auxiliary to enter into a long term equity lease for the land that houses the boat shed and equipment. This provides the Auxiliary with long term stability.

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