Tell us about the people/ partnerships that are already involved and why they are important to your idea or project.
Central to the program's success is the partnership between Nunatsiavut Government and Memorial University. Memorial works with Nunatsiavut to ensure the program reflects Inuit culture while preserving academic and accredition integrity. On a daily basis Nunatsiavut staff and MUN administrators, faculty and sessional personnel work together on program planning and course content. A tremendous amount of work is done in order to ensure the Inuit culture is reflected in each course's content as well as the processes used to implement culturally relevant practices/traditions. Without the genuine respect and professionalism shown by each group to the other, a true partnership could not be forged nor could history be made.
If there are other people/partners that you will reach out to tell us who they are and why they will be important to your idea or project.
Integral to the program's success are the Labrador Institute who hires non-social work instructors and the College of the North Atlantic who provides classroom and office space.
Describe the kinds of support you receive (other than money) or will need to support your idea or project (e.g.: donated, space, equipment and volunteers)
The Nunatsiavut Government Department of Education and Economic Development is the sole funder of the Labrador based Bachelor of Social Work Program; volunteers & community based agencies (e.g. RCMP, Child Youth & Family Services) have proven to be the lifeblood of the program, working with staff & instructors to supplement course teachings free of charge. Elders from all aboriginal groups (Inuit, Innu, Metis, First Nations) have presented in class. Community based agencies such as the Friendship Centre, Family Justice Services & 19 others have all supervised students during the first of two four month long field placement experiences(a MAJOR feat in a small northern community). To ensure our continued success, organizers must maintain & grow partnerships between the program & community.