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Guardian of the Community / ᓇᐅᑦᑎᕐᓱᖅᑎ ᓄᓇᓕᓐᓂᑦ

The art piece entitled “Guardian of the Community” was developed and created byIsaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit Embrace Life Council (IIKELC) memberswith the generous help of talented artist, Becky Kilabuk. This image symbolizes a message of Safety, Hope and Support for community members. It acknowledges and identifies trained caregivers and participants who have completed a suicide intervention.

February 21, 2024
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Inspiring Nunavummiuq of the Month – Meet Colby Hickey

Every month IIKELC is highlighting inspiring and uplifting stories from Nunavummiut across the territory. This month we are proud to celebrate Colby Hickey! Please enjoy his story below… “My name is Colby Hickey. I am 22 years old and I grew up in Iqaluit Nunavut. I am currently working as a Youth Program Facilitator with.

January 5, 2024
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Inspiring Nunavummiuq of the Month – Meet Geela Saviakjuk

Every month IIKELC is highlighting inspiring and uplifting stories from Nunavummiut across the territory. This month we are proud to celebrate Kendall Aknavigak! Please enjoy her story below… “My name is Geela Saviakjuk and I am from Rankin Inlet. I believe leadership is about inspiring others and leading by example to reach a common goal..

October 19, 2023
Announcement

Youth Peer Leadership 2023

Applications for this year’s Youth Peer Leadership program are now open! Youth ages 19-25 in all Qikiqtani communities can now apply for the Youth Peer Leadership Program. Successful applicants will travel to Iqaluit from November 29- December 1, 2023. You can find more details about this program as well as the application forms at the bottom.

September 13, 2023
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Champion of Mental Health 2023

We are honoured to announce that Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit Embrace Life Council has been named a Champion of Mental Health and awarded the Best Community Organization of 2023 by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health for providing great public service to Nunavummiut experiencing mental illness. Please read the full press release below.

September 11, 2023
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Mental Health Art Contest 2023

The theme for this year’s contest is Memories! Please see the letter (found at the bottom of this page) for contest details and how to enter. The Mental Health Art Contest is an annual contest for Nunavut residents to create art that is meaningful to themselves, to others, and that inspires wellness in our communities..

September 8, 2023
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Embrace Life Week 2023

September 10th is Embrace Life Day / World Suicide Prevention Day. Every year, the Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatiigit (IIKELC) honours this day with Nunavummiut to acknowledge the lives of our loved ones and to promote life. We would like to remind you that it is important to reach out during both the good and hard times..

September 8, 2023
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Inspiring Nunavummiuq of the Month – Meet Kendall Aknavigak

Every month IIKELC is highlighting inspiring and uplifting stories from Nunavummiut across the territory. This month we are proud to celebrate Kendall Aknavigak! Please enjoy her story below… “I have faced many adversities in my life. I have overcome the death of my best friend and my father,who both passed away within a year of.

August 21, 2023
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Inspiring Nunavummiuq of the Month – Meet Akutaq Williamson Bathory

Every month IIKELC is highlighting inspiring and uplifting stories from Nunavummiut across the territory. This month we are proud to celebrate Akutaq Williamson Bathory! Please enjoy her story below… “Through difficult moments in life it is important to me to recognize where I am in life and who I am supported by. This support comes.

May 29, 2023
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Inspiring Nunavummiuq of the Month – Meet Brittany Holm

Every month IIKELC is highlighting inspiring and uplifting stories from Nunavummiut across the territory. This month we are proud to celebrate Brittany Holm! Please enjoy her story below… “My name is Brittany Holm, I am the Mental Health Outreach and Addictions worker here in Naujaat. I have been working in this position for five years now. I.

May 2, 2023
Announcement

Acudetox Training / Auricular Acu-Technician Training Feb. 8 – 10, 2023

Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatagiit Embrace Life Council is thrilled to announce an upcoming Auricular Acu-Technician Training through the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture from February 8th-10th in Iqaluit, Nunavut. This training is free and available to anyone in Iqaluit who is a frontline worker in the field of mental health.

February 17, 2023

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