About Embrace Life Council


Embrace Life Council is a non-profit suicide prevention organization based in Iqaluit, Nunavut. We began with the recognition that there needed to be a coordinated initiative in addressing the high suicide rates in Nunavut.


Through partnership efforts between the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tungavik Incorporated, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and many others, we were established in 2004.

In 2014/2015 we will be undertaking a number of activities including:

  • Furthering a Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy Action Plan
  • Public Education and Training
  • Rolling out Red Cross Ten Steps to Creating Safe Environments

Phase 2

  • Development of Community Resource Cards and pamphlets
  • Creating Safer Communities through Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit
  • Bereavement Support Group Pilots in Iqaluit
  • Establishing Community Resource Tool Kits

Suicide in Nunavut

Suicide in Nunavut is highest amongst Inuit youth, particularly young Inuit males. We are determined to fight this.

Every year on September 10 we recognize World Suicide Prevention Day / Embrace Life Day across Nunavut.

Please contact us if you require more information or have any ideas for what you would like to see on our website.


Strategic Plan for 2016-2019

Strategic Plan for 2016-2019 – English
PDF – 1.6MB
ᖃᓄᖅᑑᕈᑎᖏᑕ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᖏᑦ 2016-2019 – Inuktitut
PDF – 1.5MB