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.
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!