Welcome to Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqaatigiit

Embrace Life Council (ELC) is a non-profit organization established in 2004 through collaborative efforts and partnerships with the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, the Royal Mounted Police Service and many communities service-based providers.

Our headquarters office is located in Iqaluit with regional offices in Rankin Inlet and in Cambridge Bay.

ELC’s mandates, strengths, and concerted efforts in helping to address the high rates of suicide in Nunavut are community driven through the Inuit Qaujimajatungagit (Inuit Guiding Principles).

Featured Resources


Broken Window by Nelson Tagoona

Singer Nelson Tagoona shares his thoughts, experiences, and recommendations for help around suicide in a song aimed at youth.

Artwork by Jutai Toonoo.

Help I’m In Crisis

People who die by suicide feel that their problems are too big for them to control. They think that ending their life is the only solution, but it’s not.

Artwork by Ningeokuluk Teevee.

I’ve Lost Someone

The fact that someone died by suicide does not change our love for them, their value, the impact they had on our lives, their contributions to our families and communities and our right and need to celebrate and honour their lives and accomplishments.


Suicide in Nunavut

I hope that I’ve not offended anyone. I hope I’ve not triggered anyone. Mostly, I hope that you all realize there is help.


Thinking of Suicide?

Do you ever wonder if committing suicide is the way you feel, like you have nobody there that cares or loves you at all?


Are you feeling suicidal?

Call Kamatsiaqtut Helpline

A toll-free helpline that is anonymous, confidential, and staffed by trained volunteers. Available 24/7 in Inuktitut and English.

867-979-3333 or 1-800-265-3333

Call Kids Help Phone

Do you need help? Start a confidential conversation with a real person you can trust. Available 24/7 in English and French.


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