ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦᓯ tunngasugitsi!

Welcome to the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families, home of the Early Learning programs Sivummut Head Start and Tumiralaat Child Care; Youth programs like Bridging the Gap, the Tukimut After-school; and the Inuktitut language program, Uqausivut. In partnership with parents and the community, the Inuuqatigiit fosters strong and proud Inuit children, youth and families.

Nomination Call for Board of Directors

Interested in joining the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families’ Board of Directors? You could be a valuable addition to our diverse group of individuals, all working for the healthy future of our Inuit children. For more details, please contact Janice Mathewsie, ext 213 by clicking here. Check our Board of Directors pages.

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Positions are Open!

We are expanding again! This is a great opportunity to take Inuuqatigiit into the future while supporting the vision and mandate of the agency. Get your resume and cover letter ready. Start your journey by checking this site’s Job Posts. Pay attention to the application deadlines to ensure your chance for these employment opportunities.

Inuuqatigiit’s Bridging the Gap BTG

The BTG program supports Inuit students and parents; teaches Inuit culture and history; and assists teachers in meeting youths’ learning styles by building confidence and pathways to educational success. Would you like a presentation for your school or classroom? For more information, call Hazel. 613-744-3133 ext 214.

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Learn Inuit Culture Online!

Our Inuit Cultural Online Resource, also known as ICOR, is undergoing some site development. It provides a central resource location for learning about Canadian Inuit culture and traditions. Its purpose is to offer a way of learning about what it means to be Inuit, including some basic vocabulary. Videos are available through this website.

Hope For Wellness

The Government of Canada funds the national toll-free First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line. The Help Line, which is already operational, provides immediate, culturally competent, telephone crisis intervention counselling support for First Nations and Inuit, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Counsellors work with callers to identify follow-up services they can access. Service is available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French.

Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework

The Framework sets out a shared vision, principles and a path forward for Indigenous early learning and child care–a Canada where all Indigenous children have the opportunity to experience high-quality, culturally rooted early learning and child care programming in their cultures and languages.

Inuit History Extract from National Inquiry’s Final Report

Twenty pages extracted from the comprehensive National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls that highlights the Inuit trauma resulting from colonial governments’ policies. This excerpt bears witness to the negative experiences of many Inuit.