Current Initiative

Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation Programs

Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation (NTF) was created by NTI to manage surplus funds from the Common Experience Payment Fund of the Residential School Settlement Agreement. NTI’s Inuit Programs & Services Department administers the Tunngavik Foundation Scholarship Program and the Cultural & Healing Program on behalf of NTF.

Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation administers three programs:

  • Tunngavik Foundation Scholarships Program makes funds available to former residential school students, their immediate and extended families and/or their intergenerational grandchildren for educational purposes. Two scholarship options are available to Inuit students registered under the Nunavut Agreement: The Post-Secondary Scholarship and the Skills & Employment Advancement Scholarship.


  • Cultural & Healing Program allows Inuit to apply for project funding for 1) programs that address the harms and intergenerational effects of residential school 2) traditional on-the-land programs 3) the teaching of Inuit history, culture, languages, and traditions. Individuals and groups of Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, urban and friendship centres, and early childhood centres are eligible to apply for up to a maximum of $25,000 for any of the above-mentioned programs.


  • Inuktuuqta!
    The Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation (NTF) recognizes the importance of protecting, promoting and revitalizing Inuktut in written works and wishes to provide an incentive and support to encourage more Inuit to write and publish material in Inuktut.

Contact Information

Lucy Maynard, Program Officer
Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation
P.O. Box 280
Rankin Inlet, NU X0C 0G0
Tel: 867-645-5400
Toll Free: 1-888-236-5400
Fax: 867-645-5414