On behalf of the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Partners, we are pleased to invite you to the launch of Nunavut’s third suicide prevention action plan, co-hosted with Facebook, followed by a reception on Monday, June 26 in the Koojessee Room, Frobisher Inn, Iqaluit, Nunavut. A schedule of events is included.
Inuusivut Anniqnaqtuq presents actions that Nunavummiut have agreed to and commit to over the next five years, 2017–2022. The actions within this document are a reflection of the united voices of Nunavummiut. Please join us in celebrating life, resilience and determination.
Qujannamiik! Nakurmiik! Ma’na! Merci! Thank you!
The Embrace Life Council
9:30 a.m. – Networking Opportunity
10 a.m. – Opening Remarks
10:15 a.m. – Facebook Presentation
10:35 a.m. – Office of the Privacy Commission of Canada on Internet Privacy
10:50 a.m. – Safety Presentation
11 a.m. – Launch of the 5-Year Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Inuusivut Anninaqtuq
NSPS Partner Presentations Q&A
12 p.m. – Reception Style Luncheon
1:30 p.m. – Breakout Groups
3 p.m. – Community Wellness Walk
Applications for this year’s Youth Peer Leadership program are now open for youth ages 19-25! 6 communities from the Qikiqtani region have been selected: 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 of this.
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.
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 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..
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.
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.