Embrace Life Council (ELC) is a non-profit organization established in 2004 through collaborative efforts and partnerships with the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tungavik 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).
What We Do
Who We Are
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.
We invite you to take a look at our current employment opportunities. Join us and work with communities and partners to provide important resources and services. We care about our community and are here to help both youth affected by suicide as well as front line workers trying to make a difference in our community.
For Francophone and Anglophone moms and moms-to-be who want to stay active, healthy & fit throughout their pregnancy and after birth.
Over the last year, the sewing programs have used a lot of sealskin and fox fur for projects in Iqaluit.
On September 10th, 2021, many communities in Nunavut took part in activities to support Suicide Prevention Day/Embrace Life Day.