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Action Plan Implementation Status Update Report to the Evaluation, Performance Measurement and Review Committee - As of September 30, 2011

Corporate Secretariat

Evaluation of the Process of Negotiating Comprehensive Land Claims and Self-Government Agreements
Approval Date: 04/19/2011
Project Recommendations Action Plan Expected
Completion Date
Program Response
1. In order to provide clarity of direction and to ensure integration with departmental accountability mechanisms, INAC should re-examine the Inuit Art Foundation's (IAF's) position in the Program Activity Architecture. In addition, INAC should consider whether to merge the single dedicated authority supporting the IAF into an existing authority. The Indian and Inuit Art Centre (IIAC) will work with the INAC Chief Financial Officer Sector and Policy and Strategic Direction Sector to evaluate the IAF's position in the PAA as well as its authority. Completion: 2012-13 Status:

Update/Rationale:
As of 30/09/2011:

Working meeting scheduled with PSD on November 24, 2011.

AES: This recommendation remains Open.

The IIAC is beginning the process to evaluate the IAF's position in the PAA and its authority. Further follow-up is required.
2. Clarify the IAF's role and objectives, including its intended results; its stakeholders and the primary recipients of its services. INAC understands that Inuit artists are the principal recipients of the IAF's services. INAC will develop a performance measurement strategy in order to clarify the IAF's role and objectives, including its intended results; its stakeholders and the primary recipients of its services. Completion: March 2012 Status:

Update/Rationale:
As of 30/09/2011:

Need to clarify position in PAA prior to developing performance measurements.

AES: This recommendation remains open.

Pending clarification of the IAF's position in the PAA, it is expected that a performance measurement strategy will be developed. Further follow-up is required.
3. Develop an approach to increase awareness of IAF services and to better engage Inuit artists in all regions. The IAF will develop strategies to increase awareness of the foundation's mission and services including a public relations/fundraising supplement to the Inuit Art Quarterly (IAQ) to increase awareness of the IAF's mission and activities. The IAF will host an Open House with the board in June. Complementary CDs, highlighting 25 years of IAF activity, will be provided to donors and other interested parties. Completion: Ongoing annually Status:

Update/Rationale:

As of 30/09/2011: None provided.

AES: This recommendation remains open.

IIAC has not followed-up with the IAF due to a staffing shortage. Further follow-up is required.
4. The IAF should continue to develop sustained partnerships with other arts and cultural service organizations to maximize efficiencies, and to make use of existing resources. IAF will enhance existing sustainable partnerships with other arts and cultural service organizations like the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association. Completion: Ongoing annually Status:

Update/Rationale:

As of 30/09/2011: None provided.

AES: This recommendation remains open.

IIAC has not followed-up with the IAF due to a staffing shortage. Further follow-up is required.
5. The IAF should increase opportunities for fundraising by developing a strategy to attract and leverage additional funds from private and corporate donors. IAF will raise funds from the private sector by specifically targeting its American subscriber list of the IAQ. A professional development agency will be contracted, if resources permit, to produce a planned giving strategy. The Inuit Art Shop will continue to be a valuable source of programming funds. Completion: March 2012 Status:
Update/Rationale:

As of 30/09/2011: None provided.

AES: This recommendation remains open.

IIAC has not followed-up with the IAF due to a staffing shortage. Further follow-up is required.
6. Clarify and communicate the roles and responsibilities of the IAF's Board of Directors to stakeholders IAF will include information about the Board of Directors, who are respected practitioners, and their specific role and responsibilities in the annual public relations supplement in IAQ, as well as on IAF's 25th anniversary CD. Completion: Ongoing annually Status:

Update/Rationale:

As of 30/09/2011: None provided.

AES: This recommendation remains open.

IIAC has not followed-up with the IAF due to a staffing shortage. Further follow-up is required.
 
 
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