Welcome to Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqaatigiit Embrace Life Council (IIKELC)
Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit Embrace Life Council (IIKELC) 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).
Boys of Nunavut
Boys of Nunavut is a powerful, moving and necessary documentary about the mental health crisis taking place situated in Arviat, Nunavut.
There is Hope and There is Help
This poster promotes the services of the Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Helpline, it can be posted anywhere in the community.
Youth Online Safety Booklets
The Internet and social media have become a much bigger part of our lives in recent years. It’s important that we know how to stay safe online, recognize possible dangers, and know what to do if something does go wrong.
Sealskin & Beaded Earrings Kit + Tutorial
Youth in Iqaluit came to the office in April to pickup a beading kit which contained: 1 pack of seed beads1 roll of thread2 beading needles4 earring hooks1 E6000 glue2 leather squares2 suede squares1 black storage box All 50 kits were given away! The full tutorial is now available in English and Inuktitut for anyone.
Aippagiittiarniq Discussion Guide
Aippagiittiarniq means “ways of being in good partnership” in Inuktut; the objective of the Aippagiittiarniq discussion guide is to provide an opportunity for youth to discuss their understanding of healthy and unhealthy relationships in a manner conducive to free expression of their ideas and feelings. While examples and descriptions of different kinds of abuse and.
The Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit Embrace Life Council is happy to share the Inutsiaq Campaign videos on this special occasion, Pink Shirt Day. On this day, let’s give support and kindness to one another in our communities. These small moments can make a difference. Please see below for all four videos included in the Inutsiaq Campaign..
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.
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.