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The Inuit Child’s First Initiative (ICFI) Office continues to Grow

Within the past year, the Inuit Child’s First Initiative (ICFI) Office has grown from 2 staff members to 5. ICFI has also moved into a larger space to better serve the community. The ICFI office exists solely to support and address the barriers faced by our Inuit families in accessing the federal Child First Initiative …

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Play therapy training

Employees at the Umingmak Centre Receive their Play Therapy Certification

  Staff at the Umingmak centre along with mental health staff from the Government of Nunavut, and the YWCA Qimaavik Women’s Shelter, participated in a six-day live training and received their certification in therapeutic play skills with the Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute. The training will enhance the therapeutic work that is already being done …

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Our Life’s Journey with Ilisaqsivik Society

ACYF staff recently completed one of the modules of Our Life’s Journey, a counsellor’s training program offered by the Ilisaqsivik Society in beautiful Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River). This program combines western and traditional Inuit knowledge and counselling. It incorporates Inuit language, culture, traditions and values and provides certificate training in Self-Actualization Therapy, Traditional Inuit Therapy, Individual and …

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