About the program
The Safer Communities Program, which incorporates 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 the 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 throughout 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.