Access for school principals and teachers


Dear School Principals,
Dear Teachers,

The Pivallianiq team is pleased to inaugurate a second school tour of Nunavik’s 14 communities to make children aware of the value of maintaining the home, protecting our resources and beautifying our living environments.

For the 2015 tour, the team improved the children’s workbook by adding concrete examples from their daily lives, making course themes easier to grasp. Paintbrushes, finger paint, fluorescent pastels and sponges will be taken to the canvas as kids cooperate on a collective work of art illustrating the community of their dreams!

At the end of the session, each participating student will receive a PIVALLIANIQ-NANUK certificate with an honourable mention, a reusable water bottle for classroom use and a set of pencils with the Pivallianiq symbol. A few students per class will also be eligible to win a VIP trip to Montreal to see the Canadiens from the Montreal Canadiens Childrens Foundation’s VIP Loge.

This special section tells you what you need to know about the NANUK 2015 Tour. You will find all the materials you need to prepare your students ahead of the subject animator’s arrival. If you have any other questions, just call Josee Levesque or Marie-Hélène Caron at 819 964-2000.

We look forward to meeting you!

About the KMHB

The Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau (KMHB) was created in 1999 at the request of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG). Its mandate is to manage and maintain social housing for the northern villages of the Kativik region. Over the past fifteen years, the KMHB has constituted a network of over 2 700 dwellings in Nunavik’s 14 villages.

The KMHB is managed by a seven-member Board of Administrators, three of whom are selected by the KRG Council, two by the KMHB tenants and two by the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy.

The KMHB has launched two programs to support its tenants and future owners: the Pivallianiq Program and the Program Promoting Home Ownership and Residential Renovation in the Kativik Region. The mission of the former is to start a social and universal movement for the beautification and preservation of Nunavik’s homes and communities by raising awareness and appealing to pride, while the latter gives Inuit families access to a Quebec government subsidy corresponding to 75% of the construction value of a home.

The KMHB is profoundly committed to Quebec’s Far North, especially with regard to beautifying its tenants’ living environments and improving the social housing situation in Nunavik.

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Our subject animator

Creative and attuned to her surroundings, Josee Levesque is a young woman with a passion for cultural communities. Her drive and desire to help are just two of the reasons she has devoted ten years volunteering in music schools in underprivileged areas of Quebec. With many years’ experience in strategic communications, advertising and a web specialist on the end user’s experience, Josee stands out for her creativity and deep empathy.

Following the success of the 2014 tour, she will return to Nunavik’s schools with an enhanced, more extensive workshop to discuss housing values. She is very eager to return to the schools she visited in 2014 and meet again with the teachers and students there to continue the discussions and introduce the new groups to the wonderful world of housing.