Inuit Well-Being: GBV Project

Inuuqatigiit has been awarded five-year funding from Status of Women Canada in a response to a call for concepts under the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Program.

Our Centre delivers programs and services to meet Inuit needs which include: licensed child care, head-start, Kindergarten, Early On Centre, afterschool programs, student support, youth programs, healing circles, individual support and counselling, court accompaniment, advocacy with child welfare, police, education, systems navigation, referrals, mental health programming, cultural community events, on the land culture camps.

The aim of the project is to test and evaluate Inuuqatigiit’s Inuit-specific wrap-around model of services addressing family mental/physical health, childcare, housing, culture and language, system navigation and advocacy. Our strengths-based approach reduces barriers for vulnerable individuals and families, builds capacity and contributes to better outcomes for Inuit children, youth, and their families who are affected by violence.

The project will identify service delivery gaps in supports for underserved populations of GBV survivors, and develop a blueprint model for stakeholders, advisors, and community members to become better equipped to address GBV in a culturally sensitive manner across the country. This funding initiative will run from 2019-2024 and will be guided by Inuit women with lived experience, elders, and advisory committee members, community partners.

Inuit Well-Being: Support for Victims of Gender Based Violence Survivors and their Families Project

Abbygail Noah, Inuit Lead, GBV Project, 613-744-3133 ext. 241 Email: inuitleadgbv@inuuqatigiit.ca

Roxane Bujold, GBV Project Analyst, 613-744-3133 ext. 241 Email: gbvproject@inuuqatigiit.ca

Their office is at 230 McArthur, 3rd floor, Ottawa, ON. K1L 6P5

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