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.

Call Out to Inuuqatigiit Parents

We need your passion for your children by joining the Inuuqatigiit’s 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.

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.

Language Project Coordinator & More!

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.

The Role of Family and Elders

Atuat Akittiq: “I have very clear recollections of being with my family … One of the things I have been thinking about was that those of us who grew up learning things from our parents also had to follow the plan that was laid out for us by our parents and grandparents.” The teachings of culture and language start from home. Have your say!

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.

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.

Career Opportunities for You!

First Air is an equal opportunity employer, offering competitive compensation and benefits packages. There are many positions we are currently looking to fill. Please check out the Inuuqatigiit Job Posts page, under the Quick Links Tab.

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.

OCDSB RE Wilson PS
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.