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

Action Plan

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.


Annual Reports


Job Opportunities

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.

Latest News

Community Event

FitMom Program!

For Francophone and Anglophone moms and moms-to-be who want to stay active, healthy & fit throughout their pregnancy and after birth.

November 25, 2021
Community Event

Embrace Life Day 2021

On September 10th, 2021, many communities in Nunavut took part in activities to support Suicide Prevention Day/Embrace Life Day.

November 6, 2021

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