Ungaluk Program

Apply for funding for Ungaluk by filling out our new online application form

Ungaluk Application Form

Instructions:

  1. Please read the Guidelines and Program Information before applying.
  2. The Ungaluk Safer Communities program is now open for receiving project applications. This call for project applications will close on September 2, 2016 at 5:00pm. Any application received after this date and time will not be considered. Decisions will be made in December 2016.If there is any remaining funding available after this call, a second call will take place in January 2017.
    However, we strongly recommend that applicants send in their project applications during this first call.
  3. In order to access the application form, you will first need to download Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer.
  4. Once downloaded, open the Ungaluk webpage and click on the button “Ungaluk Application Form“.
  5. Select “Register an account”. If you already have an account and applied to Ungaluk last year, please enter your email and password that you used.
  6. Once you have registered an account, you will receive an email with your username and password.
  7. Sign in to your account.
  8. Once signed in, go to “My Account”, then go to “Apply for Funding – Create a New On-Line Application” and click “Start”.
  9. Please use the Help Files (see the icon ‘?’ next to the questions) for more information.

  10. If you cannot answer a question type ‘N/A’.

If you have any difficulties please contact one of the Ungaluk staff members. Their contacts can be found under the “Ungaluk Staff List” button on this webpage.

There is an option to download the application form, but you must register an account and sign in, and contact an Ungaluk staff member first.

About the program

The Safer Communities Program, which incorporated an appropriate Inuit term, Ungaluk, was developed in February 2007 as a result of the Sanarrutik Agreement granted by the Quebec Government to Makivik Corporation and Kativik Regional Government (KRG). Ungaluk is the Inuit term for first level of snow blocks as a foundation for an igloo, and it is the first Inuit-run crime prevention program. Ungaluk is administered by Makivik Corporation and KRG. The program distributes $10-million a year, fully indexed, to crime prevention initiatives through the region and in some cases to urban areas in Quebec. The Executives of Makivik Corporation and KRG are responsible for authorizing the funding. The program has been revised with the support of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC). The program now has a series of new priority goals and criteria that the applicants must focus on in order to qualify for funding.

A Committee of Experts (composed of eight members, four of whom are appointed by the Government of Quebec and two each by Makivik and KRG) will meet every year to identify the needs of the region and recommend new priorities each year in order to ensure projects funded by Ungaluk have an impact on:

  • Preventing and combating crime
  • Promoting safe and healthy communities
  • Providing assistance to crime victims
  • Improving correctional services for the Inuit

Ungaluk priority goals (in order of importance)*:

*Projects must have one of these goals in order to qualify for funding. Projects that focus on goal #1 will be prioritized.

  1. To reduce substance(s) abuse and/or addiction(s)

Why this goal for Ungaluk? Nearly 70% of major crimes in Nunavik are directly related to drugs and or alcohol.

How to reach the goal?

    • To offer a substance abuse prevention program
    • To offer counselling or a residential program
    • To offer a support group
    • To offer employment and educational services for those in treatment and for those coming out of treatment
  1. To prevent violence and other crimes (adults and or youths)

Why this goal for Ungaluk? Ungaluk was created to prevent crime and violence in Nunavik.

How to reach the goal?

    • To ensure that a preventive approach is used as a first measure in any intervention
  1. To promote social integration or reintegration (prevent offending or reoffending)

Why this goal for Ungaluk? Individuals who come back to the community after being in jail or in treatment need support from their community members so they can have a healthy life. If there is no support, they could fall back into negative behaviours or break their conditions.

How to reach the goal?

    • To offer rehabilitation services (transition or half-way house)
    • To offer services (support, counseling, treatment for substance abuse etc.) for offenders in jail, or when they are released from jail or on conditional liberation
    • To offer reintegration services for ex-offenders and their families
    • To offer workshops to community members on reintegration of offenders
    • To offer employment and/or educational programs for ex-offenders
  1. To address trauma and/or mental health

Why this goal for Ungaluk? Many Nunavimmiut are suffering from past trauma and there is a lack of resources for autonomous individuals and for individuals suffering from chronic and major mental health issues.

How to reach the goal?

    • To offer suicide prevention programs
    • To offer counseling and treatment programs for adults, youth, ex-offenders and people in jail (e.g. sexual abuse, mental health, anger management, healing/trauma, healthy relationships)
    • To offer projects that focus on short and long-term placement of people with mental health issues
    • To offer employment and educational services for those in treatment and for those coming out of treatment
  1. To assist victims of crime and violence

Why this goal for Ungaluk? When a crime is committed there is always a direct victim(s), and sometimes there are indirect victims such as family members, friends, community members, who are affected. These people sometimes need support to deal with the event.

How to reach the goal?

    • To offer victim support services (ex. healing, psychological, legal support)
    • To offer services to family members and friends of the offender and/or victim
  1. To build parental skills and/or encourage safe family

Why this goal for Ungaluk? A positive family environment is very important for a child. Parents need to be good role models for their children. Parents sometimes need help to support their children and provide a safe home.

How to reach the goal?

    • To offer parental skills programs
    • To offer assistance before and after a child is born
    • To offer a support group for parents
  1. To prevent school drop-out and/or to promote educational opportunities

Why this goal for Ungaluk? The rate of youth dropping out of school is very high in Nunavik. Graduating from high-school is important. Support is needed to keep youth in school and graduate, and to help those youth who have dropped out.

How to reach goal?

    • To offer after-school support for youth who are struggling in school (at-risk of dropping out)
    • To offer counseling and therapy in schools
    • To offer anti-bullying programs in schools
    • To offer conflict resolution groups in school
    • To offer employment and educational projects for youth who have dropped out of school
  1. To promote alternatives to and diversion from the criminal justice system

Why this goal for Ungaluk? The current judicial process in Nunavik does not meet the needs of Nunavimmiut. Many Nunavimmiut who commit crimes need support services instead of going to jail. Jail is not the solution to fixing Nunavik’s social issues. We need to provide more services for individuals who have been accused of committing a crime and for those who have been sentenced.

How to reach goal?

    • To support and expand the services of the Nunavik Justice Committees
    • To develop programs that offer alternatives from going to jail
    • To develop programs where offenders can serve sentences in the community

Ungaluk priority target groups (in order of importance)*:

*Projects must include one of these target groups as project participants in order to qualify for funding. Projects that focus on target group#1 will be prioritized.

At risk

Projects helping individuals who live in a high risk environment (heavy drinking, addiction, etc.) or have experienced past trauma and need support to prevent them from committing a crime, or being victimized.

In difficulty

Projects helping individuals who have committed a crime and are in jail, and need support to prevent them from committing another crime or breaking conditions.

Projects helping individuals who need treatment or are in a treatment program.

Projects helping victims of crime and violence.

Projects helping families with family members who have been a victim or have committed a crime.

Gaining stability

Projects helping individuals coming out of jail who need rehabilitation and support (social, professional, economic, etc.) to prevent them from committing another crime or breaking conditions.

Projects helping individuals coming out of treatment who need ongoing support.

These individuals also need support to become part of the community again.

See documents below for more information on the program, or contact the Program Coordinator:

Sarah Airo, Ungaluk Coordinator

(819) 935 4790

sairo@makivik.org

Look us up on FaceBook!: https://www.facebook.com/Ungaluk-Safer-Communities-program-1033218163428055/


Program Information
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Guidelines
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Examples of crime prevention projects
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Ungaluk tour presentations on:

  1. Developing a crime prevention project
    How to fill out the Application Form
    Types of projects needed

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Community safety plan information
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Ungaluk staff list
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How to start a project and how to manage your project
Click here How to start a project PDF

Other Sources of Funding
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Monitoring and evaluating your project:
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2017/2018 Ungaluk projects – Regional projects
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2017/2018 Ungaluk projects – Community projects
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2016/2017 Ungaluk projects – Regional projects
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2016/2017 Ungaluk projects – Community projects
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2015/2016 Ungaluk projects – Regional projects
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2015/2016 Ungaluk projects – Community projects
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Checklist for projects with Northern Village (NV)
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Evaluation Report of Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program
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