The Embrace Life Council, Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit, is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to support and encourage Nunavummiut to value life. Embrace Life Day is coming up on September 10 (World Suicide Prevention Day).
Embrace Life Council will be holding an annual walk in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Monday, September 10, 2018, to honor those who have died by suicide, strengthen our connection with each other as a community, and reaffirm our commitment to life.
The Embrace Life Day Walk will be taking place from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Inuksuk High School (IHS) parking lot (right side). We will be walking the Ring Road, and returning to the IHS parking lot. With this walk, we want to invite you and your friends and family to join us on the walk for life. See below for activities precede to Embrace Life Day.
- Beatrice Deer Concert, opening with Looee Arreak
Saturday, September 8 • 7:30 p.m. • Inuksuk High School
Tickets are $26 in advance ($15 for youth ages 13 to 18), available at Arctic Ventures Marketplace or online at Alianait, and $30 at the door. All Alianait shows are free for elders and kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult
- Free Swim All Day
Sunday, September 9 • 10:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. • Aquatic Centre
For swim times, refer to the summer pool schedule
- Free Turf Time for Youth Ages 13 to 18
Sunday, September 9 • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. • AWG Arena
- Free Turf Time for Families
Sunday, September 9 • 4 to 6 p.m. • AWG Arena
- Embrace Life Walk: Everyone is Welcome
Monday, September 10 • 2 to 2:45 p.m. • Inuksuk High School Parking Lot to Ring Road to High School Parking Lot
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office by telephone or email.
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Congratulations to the winners of this year’s annual Mental Health Art Contest! We received many beautiful and diverse entries from all over the territory in a multitude of mediums, including poetry, drawings, paintings, reels, photography, and sewing. Thank you to everyone who participated! If you are a winner we will reach out to you directly.
IIKELC is happy to announce our annual Mental Health Art Contest for 2022! Please see below for information, how to enter, prizes and deadlines. We are looking forward to seeing your contributions!
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An after-school program for Iqaluit youth, offering information about self-care and healthy coping mechanisms. Snacks, taxi vouchers and self-care goodies included!
Athletic taping workshop for Iqaluit residents aged 16+. February 12-13 2022.