Katutjiniq Kativik Regional Development Council > Profile

Legal Status

The Kativik Regional Development Council (KRDC) is a non-profit organization incorporated on April 3, 1980 in accordance with the third section of the Quebec Companies Act.

The council also operates under the name of Katutjiniq Regional Development Council. The creation of the KRDC was provided for in section 23.6 of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA).

The 14-member board of directors is composed of three elected executives of the Kativik Regional Government and one elected Board member of Makivik Corporation, the Kativik School Board, the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Avataq Cultural Institute, the Federation of Cooperatives of Northern Quebec and Taqramiut Nipingat Incorporated as well as the president of the Pituvik Landholding Corporation (representing the Landholding Presidents' Forum), the president of the Nunavik Women's Association, the president of the Nunavik Youth Association and two board members elected by the corporation's membership.

The KRDC's main mandate is to coordinate regional development in the Kativik region in partnership with all the regional organizations follwong the JBNQA and the Quebec government guidelines that were used to draw the Kativik Regional Development Strategy. The council's main objective is to bring together the various economic agents of the territory north of the 55th parallel, direct their work and evaluate the results.


The corporation serves the Kativik region as defined in the Kativik Act and the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. There are 14 municipalities in the Kativik region, five on both the Ungava and Hudson Bay coasts and four on the Hudson Strait. The Inuit of Chisasibi are also included in the Kativik Region.


The Kativik Regional Development Council's mandate is as follows:

  • to foster cooperation among all regional partners;
  • to define the problem areas in the region's overall development and adopt a strategic plan outlining the development directions and priorities for the region;
  • to negotiate and conclude a general development agreement with the government and specific agreements that stem from it with government departments and agencies;
  • to ensure a follow-up and, periodically, conduct an evaluation of its actions;
  • to provide input and make recommendations to the government on all matters concerning the region.

The Kativik Regional Development Council also plays an advisory role in drafting departmental strategic plans so that:

  • Before elaborating departmental strategic plans, each department can take the region's needs and distinctiveness into account when determining various specific priorities;
  • After the strategic plans have been submitted, the departmental priorities for their region can be agreed on and the use of all funds available for the region be determined.


Studies (PDF)

Nunavik Comparative Price Index (541 KB)
Poverty In Nunavik (108 KB)

Reports (PDF)

The Regional Development Strategy (336 KB)
Procurement Policy (102 KB)
Annual Report 2000-2001 (250 KB)
Transportation Plan of Nord-du-Quebec (385 KB)
Public Hearings (PDF 179 KB)

Regional Committees

Transport Quebec
Solidarity Fund


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