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Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

Have you experienced poverty first hand? Are you interested in working towards the common goal of reducing poverty in our territory?  The Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction is looking for a community representative who can act in an advisory role to its secretariat by representing the perspective of the day to day realities of living in poverty.  The voice of a participant who has experienced poverty first hand is important in finding solutions for poverty reduction in Nunavut, and we value your opinion.

About the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

The Roundtable is a forum for organizations that are committed to a shared understanding of poverty and a shared approach to reducing poverty in Nunavut as expressed in the Makimaniq Plan.  Roundtable gatherings provide an opportunity for communities to work together to recommend ideas and actions to address poverty.  The Roundtable is also committed to supporting community driven initiatives.

The Roundtable is co-chaired by the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.  Other Roundtable members include regional Inuit associations, municipalities, non-government organizations, community groups, and businesses. The Roundtable also includes representative seats at each gathering for youth, elders, persons with disabilities, and persons with lived experience of poverty.

What we do

The secretariat is the “administrative backbone” of the roundtable. It includes staff from Nunavut Tunngavut Inc. and the Government of Nunavut. Secretariat duties include:

  • Coordinate Roundtable membership;
  • Plan and facilitate all events, activities and gatherings;
  • Coordinate communications with members and the public;
  • Provide administrative support to working groups;
  • Produce reports and resources to support roundtable work; 
  • Provide support to community-led programs; and
  • Guide the implementation of the Makimaniq Plan.

What we are looking for

The secretariat meets once a month with additional meetings scheduled closer to events.

If you are selected, honoraria will be provided to compensate your contribution.

Interested in joining? Applicants are asked to write a letter expressing interest or contact Tracy May at 867-975-5212 to explain why they want to be a part of the secretariat, and how they feel they can contribute to the work of the roundtable. The deadline to apply is January 30, 2017.

Be a strong advocate and change-maker in your territory - apply today!

Have questions? Send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.


Tracy May
Poverty Reduction Division
Department of Family Services
PO Box 1000
Station 1220
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0