My name is Kimberly Masson and I was recently hired as the Executive Director of the Embrace Life Council. My family and I have lived in Iqaluit, Nunavut for nine years. I was formerly the Guidance Counsellor at Inuksuk High School and have spent just shy of 20 years in Education. Prior to that I was in business management. I have served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations in the territory and continue to volunteer in various capacities. All of this has prepared me for this new role with ELC and I’m delighted to get started.
As I orient myself with my new responsibilities and get to know all of our valued partners, I encourage you to contact me by email or telephone with any questions, suggestions, or comments. I look forward to working with you to make Nunavummiut, our communities, and our country healthier and stronger.
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.
2022 Peer Leadership Program Recap
Ten youth from across the Kivalliq region and two youth from Iqaluit spent a week in Iqaluit to attend workshops during IIKELC’s Peer Leadership Program. The youth spent time with special guest speaker Don Burnstick, who facilitated talking circles on a range of topics including Indigenous community healing, sober living and healthy lifestyles, and cyber.
2022 Mental Health Art Contest Winners
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 Mental Health Art Contest 2022
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!
Intro to Sewing with Sewing Machines
Introduction to sewing with sewing machines – for Iqaluit youth ages 13-18 and 19-25.
Self-Care and Creative Alternatives to Drugs and Alcohol
An after-school program for Iqaluit youth, offering information about self-care and healthy coping mechanisms. Snacks, taxi vouchers and self-care goodies included!