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Mental Health Art Contest 2023

The theme for this year’s contest was “Memories”! We received many beautiful art submissions from across the territory and would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit their artwork.

Community Events

Embrace Life Week 2023

September 10th is Embrace Life Day / World Suicide Prevention Day and every year IIKELC honours this day with Nunavummiut to acknowledge the lives of our loved ones and to promote life.


Auricular Acu-Technician Training

Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatagiit Embrace Life Council was thrilled to host an Auricular Acu-Technician (AAT) Training through the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Community Outreach

Holiday Self-Care Calendar

…the holidays can be hard, especially if you’ve lost a loved one to suicide. We created this Holiday Self-Care calendar and invited Nunavummiut to follow along with these self-care prompts over the winter break of 2022/2023.


2022 Mental Health Art Contest Winners

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!


Beading Tutorials

Over the years we have created multiple beading tutorials and we wanted to make these tutorials accessible to all Nunavummiut; please feel free to download the documents below to assist you in future beading projects!


Nuglugasuaq Contest Recap

This was a biweekly online event that took place over social media. Every two weeks, a new theme and activity would be shared online and community members all over Nunavut were encouraged to participate for a chance to win prizes.

Community Outreach

Scraps of Seal Skin and Fox Fur: FREE in Iqaluit

After lots of different kinds of scraps began piling up, the Iqaluit office decided to give out free ziplock bags full of sealskin & fox fur scraps that could be used for sewing, arts, and crafts projects!

Community Events

Tea and Bannock Iqaluit 2020-2021

Tea and Bannock stands occurred throughout the summer and early fall outside the Embrace Life office in Iqaluit.

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Embrace Life Council strives to support teachers, front line workers, and mental health care professionals by providing comprehensive materials that can be used to help prevent suicide and guide us in dealing with the effect it has on society.

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