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.

Needing Your Help for Our Annual Christmas Party!

This year’s Annual Christmas Party is facing some challenges and we are needing your help. Our usual venue is not available to us. The cost of hosting this family gathering is going up for Inuuqatigiit. Please consider donating to our Christmas Party Fund through the Canada Helps organization.

Sponsor a Family this Christmas!

Christmas is around the corner and it’s a time for our community to celebrate together. Please consider sponsoring a family of the Inuuqatigiit. Decide on the size of family you would like to sponsor, or the contribution you would like to make. For more information on family sponsorship, click on the button below or call Clara Noah at ext. 258.

Family Intake Coordinator, Men’s Services Worker…

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 up-to-date 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.

Participate in your children and youth’s programs

We are looking for community members, elders and knowledge keepers, to provide teachings, make traditional crafts, and mentor the services and programs of Inuuqatigiit. If you can spare some time to lead our children into the future by developing strong and proud Inuit identities, please send us a message. Choose to participate!

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.

Indigenous EarlyON Circle’s 25th Anniversary Pow Wow

The Indigenous EarlyON Circle agencies, under the leadership of Minwaashin Lodge hosted a Pow Wow, Lifting Women’s Hearts held on Saturday October 19 2019, at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre. It was a beautiful Fall day to reflect in the Walk to Remember pathway.

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.

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.

Mural Presentation

Meeka Kakudluk, Inuit Elder, and Monique Manatch, Algonquin Elder, open the Mural Presentation Event at RE Wilson PS. The students, City of Ottawa Mayor, Jim Watson, principal Todd Saunders and artist Claudia Salguero among friends helped celebrate the collaborative mural that now decorates the façade of the school.