Embrace Life Council envisions a suicide-free Nunavut. We envision a territory rich in Inuit culture and language and grounded in the strength of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.
First and foremost, our mission is to encourage Nunavummiut to embrace life. We support individuals and groups in Nunavut to take well-informed action to prevent suicide within the three major timeframes: prevention, intervention, and postvention. We do this through education and awareness programs and through community capacity strengthening activities. We are committed to action that is grounded in Inuit values and informed by current suicide prevention research.
Strategic Plan for 2016-2019
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!