Over the last year, the sewing programs have used a lot of sealskin and fox fur for projects in Iqaluit. Now there are lots of different kinds of scraps piling up! These scraps can be used for sewing, arts and crafts projects!
We will be giving out FREE ziplocks of scraps on December 1 at 1 p.m. in Iqaluit. Pickup at ELC office 350 (CBC back door). Limited per person.
If you have scraps that are good quality and have potential to be made into something, you are welcome to donate them to the scraps drive! Please do not bring scraps that can no longer be used.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.